I started skiing about 3 years ago now and have advanced pretty quickly. I started skiing when i started dating my current boyfriend, and I've enjoyed it since the first day he took me out on the mountain. Since I started skiing I've been skiing with him & his friends that all raced in college so I've been pushed pretty well to keep up and I love it. I'm at a point now where I'm going down blacks no problem but really want to get into moguls & tree skiing. I've tried both but can't do it very smoothly yet.
Right now I'm on K2 burnin luvs @169 cm, I'm 6 feet tall and weigh around 170-175. I'm looking for a ski that will go with me to the next level of advanced/expert and will be good on & off powder (went to Jackson Hole last year and getting ready for Snowbird/Alta next week). The K2s were great last season but now I feel like I'm growing out of the ski and they're just too heavy to move to the next level. Does anyone have any recommendations? So far I've been looking at: Fischer Koa 98s, Blizzard Sambas, & Blizzard Black Pearls but have also poked around at some of the Kastle skis.
Most of those I really started to look at because of the lengths they have, I think I need at least 175 cm and a lot of the women's all mountains only go up to 169 cm. We typically go out west once a year for a week of skiing but usually ski in the New England area (Stowe, Sugarbush, Hunter, Killington, Attitash, etc).
If anyone has any suggestions please let me know!!