I am looking to buy a pair of skis for next winter (2011-12). I am going to want them to last me through at least part of the 2012-13 season. I am considering the following: (all prices include bindings)
Rossignol phantom SC97-2008, 170cm, barely used, very good condition, $250
Salomon 1080 Guns-2006, 174cm, used about 15 days, few cosmetic scratches perfect condition otherwise $200
Nordica Enforcer-2011 177, essentially new, not a single mark on them, $350
About me: I am a level 7-8 skier on a level 9 scale, I am 5"10 and weigh 145-150 lbs, but I am still growing and supposed to get to about 6' or 6"1.Will be 16 when ski season starts. I will be skiing at Alta getting a season pass.
I will mostly want to ski a little of everything, mostly powder but not every day can be a pow day, so i will be skiing alot of steeps and groomers. So i would want an allmtn ski by western standards. I also would really like a ski that could be good on jumps, like a backcountry kicker or something to backflip off of into powder.
I understand that not all of these specifications can be met by one ski, but I would appreciate any opinions on the skis listed above or recommendations on other skis that you think would be good for me. Thanks.