Just sayin hello and the usual intro stuff.
I ran across this forum a while back and have been ghosting it for a while, reading conversations, etc checking out things so I decided to register an account.
I have been skiing since I was 6yrs old, started in North Carolina. And I have been snowboarding since I was 10, started that as well in North Carolina.
I always stuck to NC for skiing and snowboarding, never having the chance to make it out west. So I joined the Military, not for the chance of traveling to ski haha.. But during my stint in the Military I lived in CA and WA state. While there I got the chance to ski all over out west along with snowboard out there.
I am better at snowboarding than at skiing, for those of you that have never snowboarded, snowboarding is much easier to become more acquainted to. Every time I go up the ski mountain I switch up what I do, one day snowboard, the next ski. My preference is skiing though. Always loved it more.
I am not an expert by any means, just moderate. Though I push myself extremely hard when I ski so I can acquire a better skill-set with skis.
I am currently a college student here in NC but am moving to CO here in the next few months. I have always wanted to live there. During the off season I mountain bike, trail run, rock climb, hike, camp, white water raft, etc.. So I feel that it is going to be a haven for me! Extremely stoked about it.
I do have a few questions, I do not own a pair of skis, the ones I did have got busted up on rocks out west and cracked and I have not purchased a new set. The pair I owned were junk skis I bought off a friend for $80. I am looking to invest in a solid pair of skis. I prefer riding in pow and do back country skiing / boarding than anything. I love riding through the trees and through nature in general. I have heard a lot about dynastar for that type of skiing but any kind of insight would be helpful. I am looking to spend around $1000 on a new pair. Also, any type of new bindings that are worthy of mention please do. I have seen the ski bindings that are loose on the heel, and am wondering what those type of bindings are for.
Thank you for your time, I do have more questions and such, but I must run off to study for my next class..
BTW: I am studying Environmental Science.