Ok. Apologize if this has been asked and answered but I could not find it if it was.
I am debating a new set of ski's. May well hold off, as I am not at all unhappy with my old Head Cross TI's from around 2001 or so.
But I have been skiing more and talking with people about skis. So I am curious. I could probably use new boots more but that could be another story.
Basically I am 5'11, around 170-175 lbs. Advanced (expert??) skier. Put it this way. Never had more than one formal lesson but I can hold my own on the East Coast (only been out West 3 times) with about 25 years of skiing (I am 40). Maybe not the prettiest form but working on that and feeling better this season than ever.
As the user name indicates, I live in NJ. So options are not the greatest locally. Been skiing mostly Mountain Creek with trips to the Poconos or Vermont (next year a trip to Sun Valley is planned!!!).
Having grown up in PA, I am pretty comfortable on icy slopes and have no problems with steeps.
I truly enjoy mogul runs and am getting pretty good at mid-size ones. A trip to Killington and Outer Limits humbled me a bit. Ok, conditions were bad and maybe I just needed more runs, but . . .
If I were to get new skis, I would want something that makes moguls easier, while not being worse than my current skis on the rest of the mountain. Might demo some stuff in Idaho next year, so maybe getting a head start, maybe will look at end of year sales or maybe just daydreaming a bit as the idea is more interesting than my current work assignment.
Oh. Should add. Open to just about any brand but I do have a preference for Head or Dynastar as I have had good experiences. And a bias against Elan, thanks to buying what were likely a bad choice many years ago.