Looking for advice for an wide all-mountain ski for the Pacific NW. Want something that can handle crud, the wet powder we get here but is also fun in the trees and bumps. Need to be able to hold an edge on the groomers. The key for me is something that is playful but can still hold an edge. My kids (when they're not in lessons) keep me stuck to the groomers about 30% of the time. Prefer something over 95 wide.
Me - Been skiing for 20+ years. Took about a dozen years off to ride a board and came back to skiing about 5 years ago. I can comfortably handle anything at the local mountains (Stevens, Crystal, etc.) and most at WhistlerBlackcomb. Height 5-8, Weight 170 lbs. Currently skiing on some 170 cm Nordica Nitrous.
Currenly looking at:
Line Prophet 98
All suggestions and advice on ski and length are appreciated.
Sierra Jim- You always seem to be the voice of reason here, so your advice will be much appreciated.