The Altai Hok skis we use are great for a beginner skier. they are wide and short, easy to put on and with the universal binding you can just put them on your favorite winter boots! so they are very affordable. you can buy them on their website or you can try them on at several locations in the US and Canada.
And I also love their story: the inspiration for the design comes from the Altai Mountains (on the border of Russia, China and Mongolia). The indigenous people have been using skis for centuries and very likely are are the first ones that came up with the idea of putting two boards under your feet. they also attached animal fur just as we use skins. Find out more about this at their website and blog.
I am not an affiliate for Altai company, just love them so much that I have to recommend them to everyone, especially beginners.