Skied 40+ times 2012-2013 season, mostly in the Midwest:
Granite Peak (GP)
Alpine Valley (Home Hill)
Arizona Snow Bowl
200# plus skier that loves going FAST! I hit 62.3 mph at GP this year. Skiing Nordica Fire Arrow 80ti skis 164cm with Hot Rod 95 boots.
Looking for all in one quiver ski to be used mostly in the Midwest. I LIKE the hard pack groomed runs because of my interest in speed. Also happy with my Fire Arrow carving front side skis during the 1st half of the day. The afternoon skiing experience includes MUCH crud and piles of snow pushed all over Midwest hills by novice skiers & boarders.
Considering the Rossignol Experience 88 skis to blast through the rough afternoon conditions of Midwest hills.
I would appreciate anyone's feedback with equipment solutions to skiing crud in the Midwest!