I need help finding my new pair of skis (possibly boot-binding combo), I am downgrading from "racy" skis and mostly interested in performance/all-mountain pair of skis, here are the facts:
- 5'7" (170cm)
- 150 lbs
- Level 8 skier - downgrading myself from level 9 over the past 2-3 years due to old left knee and recent right broken ankle injuries.
I went through ski school in my teen years and was competitive back then (preferred Super G, GS and slalom) and now that I am 44 yo it is getting harder and harder to push competition level skis, so I am looking for advice on rec. level skis that would still be stiff and stable at speeds (25-35mph is my average cruising speed on public slopes). No park for me.
Over the past 10 years (skied VT, NY and last 5 years leaving in CO :) my quiver consisted of the following: Atomic GS (race) 180cm, Atomic slalom (Beta-race?) 9-12 (170cm) and last 4 years (mostly due to training my 6yo son and injuries) I stayed on Atomic Supercross SX-11 160cm in combo with recreational boots - Salomon Equipe 9.0.
- I am hoping to recover by October 2013 and counting on skiing 90% groomers and 10% moguls in Colorado. (mostly Summit county), which does not rule out icy runs esp in the beginning of the season.
- My budget is reasonably unlimited, as long as my new equipment puts a big green on my face :)
Please recommend skis and possible bindings and boots combos.