My son is 17 years old, 6' and 170 pounds. Solid, Midwestern skier but has never been out west, much less seen powder. I have a pair of Head Peak 88's (black and grey ones, replaced the Monster) in 175. Those were my skis until this year, and have 35 days on them in BCC and LCC. Yes, they held me back on deep snow days, but overall I really like them.
Because he is a newbie, and this will be his first taste of real skiing, is my thinking correct that he should be on a ski like this? Right in the sweet spot of his weight and ability level, and wide enough for moderate snow days?
If it comes down to it, he can ski on my Rossi S3's in 186 and I will ski the Heads. I do have access to Bent Chetlers in 185 and 195 from a friend though. But who wants to borrow skis when you can just ride your own, you know?
Any thoughts? It looks like all the snow is coming between now and Monday, but who knows. Thanks for your help!