I'm new to skiing and live on east coast PA. Just started last winter but was determined to be skiing well by end of season.
Took some bumps for sure, but towards the end of the season I was skiing the black and double black diamonds on less than great conditions. Getting some good speed as well to almost keep up with my skiing buddies.
I know I still have a lot to learn but my friends have been going out West to ski each winter and I wanted to go now so I booked a trip with them to Jackson Hole WY in Feb. The problem is I want to be prepared to be able to ski there and not sure what ski's would suit me? Or if it was better to rent for the week as I'm sure my current ski's are not going to do it out there. If I was to buy ski's I would probably look to fine used ones for sale as well to save on cost.
I'm 6' and 185lbs. I currently have Blizzard Firebird XO 4's at a 167 length and measures 108/68/97 with Salomon C610 bindings. Not sure these are best fit either but I had to start somewhere.. I will say by the end of the season last year I felt these ski's were holding me back some, but maybe that was just in my head?
Any information and help for East and West skiing would be greatly appreciated.