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post #1 of 8
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Looking for some ski suggestions for my wife, who decided she's going to start skiing (woohoo!).  A little background info...

 

She's 164cm tall, approx 135 pounds, 30 years old.

 

She's been skiing and snowboarding a few times in the past but it's been several years.  However, she's very athletic and a pretty good surfer, so I expect her to progress to an intermediate level somewhat quickly.  Basically don't want to get her something she'll outgrow too quickly, but also don't want a ski that's too much to handle and will end up skiing her instead of the other way around.

 

Mainly skiing Tahoe so I'm thinking 80 - 90mm, but would be open to recommendations wider or narrower as well.

 

Note: please don't say take her to a boot-fitter first.  I know, and that will happen.

post #2 of 8

i'd get the skis at the bootfitting  in terms of whatever they have 1season old and on sale.  1-stop shop.  They may give you a discount for buying everything together (in terms of not charging for extra service like mounting ).

 

 

Does she even want to ski over snowboard?

 

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

No, I'm forcing her into it.  Are you really asking?
 

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Originally Posted by raytseng View Post

Does she even want to ski over snowboard?

 



 

post #4 of 8

Dynastar makes a series of Exclusives that are pretty good intermediate skis. - Idyll, Active and Eden. Of the 3 Eden is the stiffest and most responsive. I am not personally fond of the graphics but you can pick up last year's models for 300 or less. For learning, I am not sure I would go too wide - I have never taught anyone on wide skis but learning to put them on edge has to be more of a challenge the wider you go. I'd be more inclined to high 70s than 80s.  But, I've generally found that the first ski does not really matter too much.

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Originally Posted by JayT View Post

Looking for some ski suggestions for my wife, who decided she's going to start skiing (woohoo!).  A little background info...

 

She's 164cm tall, approx 135 pounds, 30 years old.

 

She's been skiing and snowboarding a few times in the past but it's been several years.  However, she's very athletic and a pretty good surfer, so I expect her to progress to an intermediate level somewhat quickly.  Basically don't want to get her something she'll outgrow too quickly, but also don't want a ski that's too much to handle and will end up skiing her instead of the other way around.

 

Mainly skiing Tahoe so I'm thinking 80 - 90mm, but would be open to recommendations wider or narrower as well.

 

Note: please don't say take her to a boot-fitter first.  I know, and that will happen.


 

Take her to a boot fitter first! biggrin.gif

HA!!

 

Seriously, Jay there are some great skis for her to try that will be easy to ski and help her with confidence.  My suggestion for a first time ski is something that will help her carve nicely, something that won't be unnerving.  

For that, I like the Rossi Attraxion Echo series, as well as the dynastar Idyll, and Blizzard Viva 7.6.  

These skis will be good for a beginner/intermediate and a good investment so that she'll enjoy skiing.  Another suggestion is that you get her into a lesson.  If you want some suggestions for a good instructor for women, I'll be happy to give you some ideas.

 

Another thing, give us a shout out.  She may enjoy the sport more if she has friends (Like us) to hang out with after a great day on the slopes. 

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post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the suggestions.

post #7 of 8

Jay, anything we can do to make this fun for her.....count on us.

 

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Jay, anything we can do to make this fun for her.....count on us.

 


+1 always happy to help making skiing more fun :)

 

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