I have been sking for a few years...still consider myself an intermediate skier. My skis are Blizzard Magnum 8.1 TIs in 172 which I have had for a few years. I have been skiing almost exclusively groomers the last few years and I think the skis I have pretty good for that. I have progressed to blacks and double blacks that I can do ok as long as they are not bumped up.
Anyway, I went skiing at Sugardbush last week and had a blast trying (stress the word trying) to ski the bumps and a little tree skiing. Super fun but man I felt like a complete newbie as if I had never skied before (Castlerock kicked my ass:)). That said, I kept doing run after run on the bumps and I started getting a little better. I did a moderately bumped up Stein's Run three times and it too was a blast.
My question is should I look at getting some skis that may be better in the bumps than my Blizzards if I want to focus more and more on bumps/trees? The groomers are just getting a little boring and I am not a speed guy in any event. If you think I should be another pair of skis, what would you recommend to add to my quiver for bumps/trees?
I dont know a whole lot about different types of skis but I think my Blizzards are heavy and stiff which is probably great for groomers but not so great for trees and bumps...is that correct? Maybe I am overthing this and I should just keep progressing on the Blizzards and look for additional skis after I get better.
I Ski the East and I am about 6' 172.
Thanks for any advice!