My wife and I recently moved to the PNW and ski Baker a few times a week. We ski inbounds when there is powder and go into the backcountry when conditions are suitable. Powder lasts 1-2 hours in the resort so most inbounds days go from knee deep+ pow to choppy crud and it varies from light to concrete. There are typically pockets of snow in the trees or in the sidecountry after everything is skied out so we rarely ski groomers. The terrain varies from tight trees to steep bowls.
I understand there is no one ski solution but would like something that would work well in pow & chop, is light for touring and wide underfoot. This weekend we skied in the backcountry on thick sun crust snow facing south to knee deep snow facing north. Everything gets choppy between storms as people spread out to find snow.
Current set up:
179 K2 Kung Fujas (133, 102, 127) with Barrons for me and 169 K2 Missbehaved (133, 102, 127) with Dynafit Radicals for my wife.
I am considering the Armada Norwalk and would like to hear any thoughts on them or suggestions for other skis . Thanks!