These are for a lady in her early twenties, and "boots before skis" has been dealt with already. I unfortunately cannot remember what the previous pair were, but they were "borrowed" long term from a family member of similar proportions and ability, intended mostly for carving icy groomers, and were probably five or six years old.
- Where: New Zealand. North and South Islands, but probably mainly South.
- Terrain: Powder when available (not often), otherwise groomers and off-piste crud with some steeps and maybe some park or bumps. Mostly groomers and crud.
- Level: Advanced (~6).
- No. of Days: Fairly variable, averaging maybe 5-10 over the last 5 years, but likely to be increasing over the next few years if I have anything to say about it.
- H&W: 168cm and 65Kg. That's 5'6" and about 143lbs.
She's fairly aggressive for her ability level, but not dramatically so. Skis fairly fast and not really what I'd call a finesse skier. She suffers from the "I love powder so I want a fatter ski even though I rarely get to ski powder" delusion but will probably listen to advice on that given enough time. That said
I was thinking about potentially Black Pearls, Celebrity 90s, or Koa 88s, but perhaps something with a narrower waist (than high 80s/90) might be as good or better?
Also, I'd like some recommendations on bindings too, please.