My company is having a "developers conference" in SLC this Feb. Plan is to work early, ski, work after. 3-4 of us--we are a small NLP software company.
We are east coast skiers that manage expert terrain fine but not bombing down by any means.
Some questions to anyone with the patience to answer...
0) Our initial choice was to get a season pass to Alta but it occurred to me that Solitude might be mellower and less quickly skied out. Any other ideas? Powder Mountain got praise. I don't think we are up for side country or back country stuff. It would be a bunch of east coast newbies crusin' for a bruisin' me thinks.
1) Is there a clear go-to tele ski for deep Utah powder? I currently have Scotty Bob Fat Bastards which I have liked at Alta--especially in trees. But those big rockered skis look pretty sweet. I have been reading reviews on things like Icelandic Keeper, BD Amperage or DPS Wailer 112RP. The reviews however classify them like all mountain skis extolling the virtues of performance on groomers, moguls etc...and I don't believe it. I am looking for a single purpose ski--powder in trees and shutes with open stuff as well.
I am 190#, 6'1", Hammer Head abuser, Push boots, 49 years old, like to turn a lot, fear speed but can go pretty fast. Loved skis include Nordica Dobermans GS, Race Tiger SL, Palmer PO1, Dynastyar Twister Mogul Skis and Scotty Bob Fat Bastards.
Alternatively I would love to demo some gear. Do any shops do the
demo-costs-applied-to-purchase? That would be ideal.
Thanks in advance,
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