Where in the world are you skiing?
This year - in Utah, but I also ski anywhere in the Rockies and the Alps.
What kinds of terrain do you prefer (groomed runs, moguls, race course, park'n'pipe, trees, steeps, backcountry/sidecountry)
Groomed, mostly, but also deep powder and a few trees
How many days a year do you ski?
About a week per year
How advanced are you as a skier?
I've been skiing for over 35 years, so I guess I'm an "expert", but I'm not hard-core like some people who live near ski resorts.
What's your height and weight?
My current skis (I don't have them handy so I don't remember what they are) are getting a bit old, so I'm looking to replace them. I'm looking for an all-around ski, but searching the Internet for ski recommendations is just overwhelming. Most of the reviews I've read make it sound like the guy took his skis out on a date, not the slopes ("K2 didn’t so much embrace rocker technology as they did marry it and churn out forty kids." Seriously??? What does that even mean?)
I'm willing to spend the extra money for a really good ski, but I need to know WHY it's a really good ski. I haven't been paying attention to the ski industry, so I have no idea what was new last year, this year, five years ago, whatever.