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Best All Around Skis for general use

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Ok all I need some suggestions. I am thinking of getting new downhill skis this year.

 

The skis i have are about 20 years old. And the old straight ski style.

 

Not very good when there is some powder or very soft runs.

 

I ski locally here which the straight skis are still ok for here. As we have small hills to ski on.

 

I do one big ski trip a year to BC usually and ski in the powder conditions. There I have rented nice powder skis. The fat type. Perfect for there.

 

I was thinking of buying skis so i do not have to rent anymore.

 

But i like some suggestions of a good ski thats best overall for all terrain. I know there is no such ski as good for all terrain. But i like some suggestions?

 

Since i do ski in BC a few times a year? should i just get a pair of fat powder skis?

 

Would they be ok for the flatter smoother runs of when i ski in no powder , like here in Ontario?

 

I like some suggestions As i am not sure what to get?

 thanks

post #2 of 9

When you say you go to BC and ski powder, are we talking heli or cat ski trip where you are pretty much guaranteed at least decent powder?  Or is this a resort trip where you're more likely to get some powder skiing than you are at home, but you will likely encounter a variety of conditions?  There are a lot of very good "one ski quiver" choices out there, but knowing how serious you are about pure powder performance will help narrow it down.

post #3 of 9

I heard most of the decent cat skiing and heli operations provide appropriate/decent gear.  Just bring your boots.  I would recommend having a pair of power skis (90 + underfoot) in addition to an everyday ski for regular ski trips.  But, if you go big travel light.  Let them deal with the gear other than boots.

post #4 of 9

How much time do you spend on groomers? glades? moguls?

 

What level of skier are you?

 

Height? Weight?

 

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

The powder I was referring to was more like Resort. As i do like going to Revelstoke. Bc

I am intermediate skier. As i do not ski big mountains as much i like to.

 

5;7 height

178 lbs

 

So what do you suggest for skis that are good all a rounders?

post #6 of 9

It sounds like you've had some really good days skiing powder on some super fat, probably rockered powder skis.  When you buy skis, you definitely want to be able to maintain some of that super fun, surfy powder turn feeling when conditions allow it, but not give up the versatility to ski them everywhere.

I'm sure there are a lot of different opinions on this.  My tendency would be to steer you toward something that will be able to something that is on the wider side so you can make the most of your powder days when you head west, but not super wide so you can still make some good turns when you're skiing at home.  We also want to make sure you have some camber under foot and a little power to help on days when you need to deal with hard snow.  I've been really impressed with the Atomic Blog and Access, they're 110 and 100mm wide respectively, really fun in powder and crud and almost shockingly good on harder snow.  Another one I really like is the K2 Kung Fujas, it's also on the wider side at 102mm, has some rocker in front and will surprise most people with how capable it is in any condition.  These are all really good values too so you don't have to break the bank to own them.

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

Just curious about length of ski. I am about 33. 

180 lbs or so and about 5;7 in height

 

what length of skis should i look at for all around.

more less a good powder ski but one that is still good for at home use on the runs here.

post #8 of 9



anywhere from 160 to 180 would probably be good,  maybe a little longer if you decide on a ski thats got some early rise.

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Just curious about length of ski. I am about 33. 

180 lbs or so and about 5;7 in height

 

what length of skis should i look at for all around.

more less a good powder ski but one that is still good for at home use on the runs here.



 

post #9 of 9

You can still ski the boiler plate runs in Thunder Bay on a wider ski, as long as it has lots of side cut. 

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