New to Epic Ski and in need of some advice. Recently got a place in North Lake Tahoe and will be making regular visits over the winter months although timing will not be based upon weather forecasts. Former PSIA level II instructor but have been out of skiing for a decade now. Last set of new skis were K2 Apache Recons (for skiing in the east) when they first came out. Beforethat, on several Salomon X-Screams for years. Obviously, technology and design has changed a lot. Everything is different, width, camber, everything.
Am mid-40's, still active and in shape, 6-1, 200. Always prefered long GS turns over bumps but can ski most anything (or could when I last skied). Not the hardest charger but certainly like the next challenge.
Plan on trying several sets of demos but I've been out so long that not really sure where to start these days. Want to buy a set to leave out west but not going to collect skis like I did 20 years ago. Looking for a set that I can ski Squaw, Alpine, Heavenly, Diamond Peak in whatever the conditions may be when we get the chance to travel. While I am hoping for some powder days, reality is that I will be taking whatever I get when in town. Have been reading reviews and while I have traditionally been a K2 or Rossi guy, recognize my preference is based on old technology.
If you had to limit to one set of skis to ski Squaw Valley all season, what would you consider?
I know I am not limiting much other than seeking the one set you would choose for the entire season but I truly am that lost when reading my first ski magazine since 2002.
Any help, suggestions or thoughts are greatly appreciated. Looking forward to winter so I can start asking myself why I ever gave it up.