I am in the market for backcountry skiis / bindings. I am interested in accessing mountains this winter by skiing in as a more efficient way of traveling. I want to use my plastic mountaineering boots (Koflach "Degre") so I can also use snowshoes and crampons without having to change boots. I am not looking to "tear it up" on the descents but rather as a way of traveling faster overall. Does anyone have any recommendations for both skiis (lighweight) and a binding set-up that will work well with the Koflachs? Also, when ascending steep terrain, does it make more sense to climb with skins on or to simply take your skiis off and attach them to your pack?