Just joined, first post, but have read many.
I guess everyone needs some info about me before any recommendation can be made.
I live in NYC area, mainly ski east coast (NY and VT). I try and get out west 1x pr year. I am 40yrs old, been skiing for past 35yrs and consider myself a true expert. I am 5'10 and 185lbs. I like to be forward on the skis, make more short turns than long, but occasionally will just go fast.
I am currently skiing on Salomon X-Scream in 187cm (circe 1999). I like this ski, but time to get into a more modern ski, something with a little more width.
Today, my skiing is 60% groomed, 20% bumps and 20% glades / anyhting else. It varies a lot with who I am skiing with. On a family trip, 80% groomed (still find a way to ski a few bump or glade runs) and with my guy friends, only 20% groomed. I truly need a versatile all mountain ski. I'll rent a pow ski when I go out west.
My ski boots are old too, but fit real well (zip fit custom liner), so focus is on new skis.
I am asking for some all mountain recommendations for both ski and length. I want to take advantage of end of season deals, so demo is not an option. My preference is for a carving ski that can still go in the bumps without too much trouble.