I want an all mountain ski, good for fresh powdery days on groomed & ungroomed tracks as I usually travel to Japan or Canada to ski decent snow.
It seems the raved about skis in this category are all for advanced or really aggressive skiers, and the only "intermediate" skis are basically narrow waists and for groomed/frontside skiing. I'm booking in for private lessons from now on as I'm past the stage where group lessons and general skiing is helping me progress fast enough, I'm really aiming to put in some work to get down those blacks with my partner!
Should I be less worried about the skill label websites refer to for these skis (which differed from site to site anyway) or are there more intermediate all mountains out there?
Some skis I'm looking at are
Fischer Koa 98
Saloman Rockette 90
There are other brands head, rossignol, saloman I haven't yet looked at.
I'm 5'5 175 pounds and work out with a personal trainer to get my legs up to skiing better but I'm not overly strong in the legs. When I learnt 5 years ago I had no fear, went super fast on some hard blue and easy blacks but now I'm more reserved and my partner says I ski "very stiff".
My main concern with advanced skis is they may be too stiff, but because I'm heavier than most women this might be okay?
I want to find skis that are easy to initiate and exit turns, and easy to dig the edges in, and I like short, fast turns.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks for reading my babble!