Now have year-round access to a house in Taos. Will get 15-20 ski days in a year.
Upgrading from RD Coyotes 185's and Nordica rear-entry boots from the late 80's
Will be skiing 50% with family on the groomers (will ski these fairly aggressively) and 50% all mountain (bowls, trees and some steeps once I get legs back)
0-5 ski days a year the last 15 years, 35 ski days the most in one year.
advanced intermediate (but learned on non-shaped skis)
5'7", 130 lbs
Would like help with new boots and skis. Recommended the Salomon Quest 90. Tried them on. Really comfortable, with a great fit. Is this flex reasonable for my size and ability? Is this a good boot?
Looking for a one-quiver ski for Taos. As stated above 50% groomers, 50% rest of the mountain. Unsure of width needed. Looking at Blizzard Bonafide and Bushwhacker. After reading forums, it seems like the Bushwhacker may be the better choice, both in the 166, but then it seems that I might not like the Bushwhacker as much for carving the groomers. I had a pair of Dynastar's a long time ago, forgot the name, but loved the ski. Should I be looking at the Cham, and if so what width? Any other ski I am missing?
Or should I start with the boots and then start demo process. I plan to get in to ski school for a week or so to get help adapting to new motions on fatter skis.
Am I thinking right that a 166 to 170 ski is the right length and that the width should be in the 85 - 90 range?