I haven't been skiing often for about the past 4 or 5 seasons, mainly because I didn't want to make the drive from San Diego to Mammoth (I'm in the Navy and got stationed out where there's no snow). Finally I decided to take the trek up to Mountain High this past weekend, and remembered the motto "any skiing is better than no skiing." From what I've heard their conditions are pretty much crud and soft man made snow all year long, and it was definitely that way this past Sunday.
A little about my ski background. 6', 205 lbs. I am a strong skier, not the best on any real mountain, but probably the best at Mountain High. I am from the East and am used to skiing Sunday River and Wildcat. I've got a pair of Dalbello Avanti V12's, but I need to figure out what ski I should be looking at. Given that the snow is pretty soft year round up there I'm already looking at getting a new pair of boots (the V12's are way to stiff for snow that soft), and a softer ski than usual (I'd typically be on a GS ski back east). I had been looking at the Prophet 90's or 100's cause they have that metal plate and are stiffer than a lot of the other All Mountain ski's out there. I also plan on making a few trips up to Mammoth every year, so I would definitely want something that can handle more varied terrain.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!