Hi everyone, I'm trying to get back into skiing after many years. I lived in the mountains East of Seattle WA from 3 yrs to 9 yrs old. I got pretty good, even unofficially teaching people to ski at about 6. I moved away and didn't ski again until about 5 years ago on a day trip (by the way, I'm 42 now). We will be skiing at Tahoe, maybe other resorts near there, depending on the deals we can get for tickets. I was reading reviews on skis for my 3 year old when I came across what looked like it might be a good ski for me, the Fischer RX6. I'm 6', 190 lbs and I've never been on the new design skis, so I don't have a clue what to expect or what size to get. I used to used 190's, but is it proper to use a shorter ski with the new design? I saw comments on these skis where the people were about my size, intermediate level using 170's.
Part 2: The wifey is about 5'4", 190 lbs, and has never been on skis in her life. She will be found only on the bunny hill for a while.
Part 3: Our son is 3 yrs old, on the taller side for his age. Actually stood a pair of 100's next to him and he is slightly taller than those. I was looking at the Atomic SX 7, 90's.
Finally, I'm trying to do this on a bit of a budget, like ebay or craigslist budget.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!