Hi, I'm intereted in getting my first set of skis and would like to know if the S3 will be adequate. I am 35 years old, have only skied once, but I've been mountaineering, paragliding, surfing, all my life so I'm quite reasonably skilled and fit.
I have very little experience, been on a 7 day ski trip in Chile this year, 3 days lessons and practice, 4 days on the groomers blue and a couple of reds. Did a 18min descent on a 13km blue, with some red sections, more experienced skiers do it in 14mins... By the end of the week I was quit comfortable carving turns on blue and red tracks, even atempting some jumps on the edges and landing a couple.
Where will I ski: I work once a year in Norway, jan/feb, and will be taking some days off to go to a ski resort. I will also be visiting some friends up north who go out on snow mobiles, building jumps, and doing runs in the backcountry. Given the opportunity I will surely want to go with them.
As I live in Brazil, I plan to go to Chile in winter(jun, july) wher I will spend some days with my son who wil be learning how to ski (I'll probably be going alongside him on the kid slope trying to ski switch.... Lol) and one or two days I would like to try and have a go at the Catskiing rides coming down the volcanoes they have there.
So, I know I have very little experience, but would like to get a ski that will last me a long time as I hope to be evolving to an intermediate level quite soon. The only reference I have is riding what I was given at the ski shop in Chile, a pair of 1,60m Salomon X-Scream (old I know) . I am thinking of getting something in the lines of a Rossignol S3 168cm, I am 5'8" and 155llbs, is that a good size for me? I am also considering a pair of boots such as the Salomon Quest 90.
Any advice will be really welcome, thanks