Hi, I'm looking for a new all mountain ski. I mostly ski in the mid Atlantic, with the occasional foray out west or to bigger mountains. I'm looking for a sort of one ski quiver.
I do about 60% on trail, 40% backcountry. I'm an advanced intermediate, and I'm hoping to improve my skill over the next winter. I currently have Solomon X-Scream 700s, and I've never used anything else, so I'm open to options.
Here's the biggest constraint: I only have a maximum of $400 to spend. I don't need bindings (I have my own AT bindings), so hopefully that expands my options. I'd prefer something like an all mountain twin tip, but again, I realize there isn't much within my budget, so I'm open to options. Also, it has to be a 2012 model, since I'll be ordering it through a local ski shop.
I'm 5'9" and 155 lbs, and I was looking at the Atomic Panic in 173cm or the Salomon Knight in 171cm.