I posted here last season asking for some powder ski advice, but I upgraded my daily driver instead.
I have a set of Blizzard Magnum 8.1s (172 length). I'm looking to add a wider ski to complement them and I'm looking at the new Blizzard Free Mountain skis pretty closely.
I'm 5'9", currently 185 lbs. (overweight, but hoping to lose 10-20 lbs).
I'm a type 6-7 skier and I ski quite a bit (53 days last season, probably around half of those were full days and the other half 2-4 hours). I'm looking to continue improving my abilities this season so I want a ski I can grow into.
I live near Vail, CO and ski there and Beaver Creek for the most part. I would say I'm still spending 70% of my time on the groomers, but I am starting to venture out into the trees more frequently.
I'm considering the new Bonafide or Cochise. Last year I demoed "The Ones" several times and liked them, but it sounds like I may like the new skis even better.
Between these two skis, which one would make more sense for me to choose?