Originally Posted by Posaune
Just a a couple of notes.
It seems like some posters have confused BC (British Columbia) with BC (backcountry). The OP said he was moving to BC, not looking to ski backcountry.
And for the OP, make sure you get your geography straight so you won't feel foolish when you say you want to go places in BC like Banff, since it's in Alberta.
I agree that a ski around 100 is a great all around width.
I didn't even think of that so thank you for pointing it out my abbreviation mistakes as well as other mis-understandings.
To make things clear. I will be near Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia which is about 45 minutes from Panorama, BC and 1.25 hour from Kicking Horse, BC, 1.5 hour from Fernie, BC and about an hour from Banff, Alberta (that's why I thought I should mention Banff)
I am looking for a ski which can ski ok on the groomer and quite well off-piste. I will be looking for runs where the groomer doesn't go as much as possible and want a ski that is better suited for these types of terrain.
A few weeks ago when I started looking, I was looking at a 85mm waist, now I am looking at a 96mm waist and seems like I need to go bigger and not sure which manufacture to look at. I have searched alot and it seems like everybody has a different opinion and there is no specific good brand/model that most can agree on.
Originally Posted by jaytierney
Based on your size, I take back my previous comments. I agree you should definitely get something wider... closer to the 100mm range - maybe 98mm since there are a lot of good options at that size.
Is there major difference from 98mm to 100 mm other then 2 mm?