The Salomon X-Drive 8.0 and Nordica NXT N6 will help any beginner become comfortable on the slopes and allow the solid intermediate to progress rather quickly. The X-Drive 8.0 uses a Composite Core with a Single Ti Laminate to give you stability and control when your speed starts picking up, but will not be too demanding for you learn with. Salomon's X-Chassis Construction keeps the torsional strength of the ski strong and improves the edge grip that you will have on the snow. The All-Terrain Rocker 2.0 uses a rocker/camber/rocker profile to help you enter and exit turns very efficiently without losing any grip on the snow. The Nordica NXT N6 has a 102mm last that best fits skiers with a medium to narrow foot shape. The N6 has High Traction Soles that reduce the chances of slipping on wet floors, and a Lightweight Triax Shell keeps a more consistent flex regardless of what the temperature is. If you want a ski that will be stable at high speeds, and a ski boot that is simple and supportive, the Salomon X-Drive 8.0 and Nordica NXT N6 will be a great set up for you.