Visiting Alta first time from 1/2-1/6 (cautious intermediate skier; 6', 190 pounds, generally ski stratton groomed, but have skied out west at Vail groomed runs frontside and blue sky basin groomed / ungroomed and Deer Valley).
I ski the Rossi s86 178cm which works great for Stratton and worked great for Vail / Deer Valley (hardly any new snow when I was out there last year). Also demoed the Ski Logik Chariott TT 178 cm a few times last year and loved the skis - had been thinking of buying it for skiing out west, but given the s86 was working well and given that there was a great deal on the Rossi 195 super 7 - ended up buying the S7 on a whim for powder days, but was unable to use it due to hardly any snow when I was out west.
Given the weather forecast for the next few days for Alta, looks like I picked the few days when its not expected to snow. However, looks like there has been a lot of snow in the recent past.
Question - should I just take the s86 and not bother to lug the s7 (no airline bag fees)? Also, would the S86 work well at alta or should I consider renting / buying a 98-100 mm ski (either the experience 98 or ski logik chariot) and just using that ski out there (leaving both the s86 and the s7 behind)?
Lastly, if you have skied both Vail and Alta, which are the runs at Alta that most closely resemble the Northstar or the Riva ridge runs (frontside) or Encore run (BlueSky Basin) at Vail (Note: I suck at bump skiing)