She is 5ft 2in and 132lbs. She is a very experienced snowboarder and we have both decided to get more into skiing this year after trying it a bit over the last couple of years. Most our time is spent on groomers or off piste in bounds but we are also wanting to get into a bit of back country skinning too.
She currently has a pair of Volkl Dogens we picked up cheap a couple of years ago, but given they are twin tip park skis as I understand, probably aren't best suited for her needs. She feels they chatter a lot and would like something a bit more stable. She'd also like something that's good in firm crud which we get a lot of here, and could also handle the odd back country powder day.
She's of an intermediate level, so I guess she doesn't want anything too stiff? I've recently picked up some Volkl Mantra's which I love, but I think a female verson may be a little too advanced for her current level, although she is progressing quickly. Are there any female models similar to the Mantra but maybe not quite so stiff?
Does anyone have any recommendations as to skis which may suit her, so we can start having a more detailed look around, as we don't really have any idea where to start at the moment?