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Second 1/2 Powder Day Ski recommendation

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Thread Starter 

In the market for a wider ski (currently on IM78) that I can take out on a powder morning then ski it all day.  I'm lazy enough to not get out at the opening, so first tracks don't come often.  I'm a 175#, 5'10" intermediate that skis western Colo.

I read about the S7, Bent Chetler, etc., but not sure those are good choices for the 2nd. half of the day when mostly crud/chopped is all thats available.  Also, like something that's fun to ride back to the lift on groomed.

Tried the S6 (176?) last year and was impressed with how easy it was to ski and liked it much better than the Gotama.  Are there better choices than S6/S3 for this purpose?

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I really understand this issue.  I love 100s on a powder morning at a resort, then find myself hating them the second half of the day.  If you really liked the S6, try and grab a pair.  If you can still find some, they should be cheap.  If not, find something you like in the 88-93 range, with a fair bit of sidecut, and I think you'll be happy until last chair.  There are so many great threads on skis in that range, I'll let you read those rather than making any specific recommendations.  Personally, I like Dawgcatching's and SierraJim's reviews a lot, and PhilPug's are also very good, if you can read past his near-pathological dislike of any ski that utilizes an integrated binding system.

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Been away from Epic for a few years, but those mentioned were there then and still great contributers to "the comunity".  Thanks for the response!

post #4 of 4

Blizzard Cochise, best chowder ski I have ever been on...  I think they will work pretty well for the morning as well.

 

Or the Bonafide if you want something narrower.

JF

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