I have been skiing for 17 years now (just hit 20 years old the other day), and I have had skis hired for me for all of my ski trips. But seeing as though the end of this year will be the first time I head of to France with friends instead of the 'rents, I want to buy some skis to suit my needs.
Seeing as though I'm a uni student and multiple skis is mostly out of the question for this season (cash starts adding up when you come from Australia), I'm after advice on what I should get.
I love to ski in pretty much everything; between the trees, big alpine powder slopes, still learning park stuff (I can't smash the real big stuff - yet), and I can't leave out screaming down the groomed runs.
So should I get a set of skis that suit the powder, or a pair that suit groomed runs/park - i.e. twin tips of some sort - or should I get something that can handle all types of skiing? My thinking is I either get powder skis or groomed/park skis (hopefully something that can handle a bit of powder) and then get the other type of skiis in the run-up to next years snow season (2013/14).
And then the next question is, after what type of ski should I get, what brand/model should I get? My experience level is advanced/expert/top lever/whatever you want to call it, the point is I can ski on anything.
I know there's alot of questions there, but I want to get it right the first time. All advice is appreciated.