At 5'9'', 170 lbs, 50-years-old and fit, I will spend at least 25 days at Sugarloaf next season, in an effort to become expert in a few years.
I'll focus on front-side skills at first, but I do love the sides, small jumps and glades, and eventually will attack those skills as well - even climbing to tour at some point. I am a pretty relaxed skier most of the time, interested in fun and safety first, but this year I began to charge some blacks and will want more of that!
I've always rented before, as a more casual skier, but I am ready to make the leap. After reading many super-helpful entries on this site, I pose this specific question: For a 75/25 improving advanced East Coast skier, what are the merits/demerits of a Rossi 88 at 173 cm., vs. Nordica Steadfast at 170 cm or 178 cm? Or other skis you favor, for that matter. (for the moment, assume I can't demo - not much left at Sugarloaf.)
Thanks much to all you passionate ski folk! FB
Edited by fred b - 4/13/13 at 12:11pm