I'm looking for advice on ski length for a friend who is really interested in the Wild Belle.
She is a solid advanced skier who is extremely confident. She likes blue & black runs, and is very confident & capable in a variety of conditions. She'll ski Liftline and Nosedive at Stowe, but wouldn't really be comfortable on Starr or Goat. She'll ski the single-blacks at Jackson Hole and Snowbird, but not the gnarly stuff.
Anyhow, we are looking for a ski for 80% East Coast (mainly on-trail, but in a variety of conditions from hardpack to mashed potatoes), and the Wild Belle seems to fit the bill (and being in the fashion-oriented, the graphics meet the cut (rolling my eyes now).
So, for a 5'6" / 175-lb confident but not super-aggressive skier, what length would you recommend? 170? 162?
Thanks so much & sorry for the LONG message!