Get an HO Comp Free Ride.. Easy to get up on and it will take you thru a course. But forget competing...you'll be wiped out by the higher end ski's... Start with a open water ski like the Free Ride, then move to a cross-over and if your better than the ski...then go syndicate... There are many ski's on ebay this time of year.... and at www.ski-it-again
. just my opinion - i am sure other skiers will chime in.
Don't forget a ski plan...start with something sell it..move on..