Days on snow: 20-30
Where we ski: Stowe (we have a free place to stay, so at the moment ski almost exclusively at Stowe)
Likes to ski: bumps, trees (still learning the woods here), will bomb groomers from time to time, and this being the east there are plenty of firm days to deal with.
Have an opportunity to pick up a pair of last year's Kenjas at a reasonable price. Had been pretty certain the Black Pearl was the ski, but the Kenja looks like a pretty close contender, probably a little better on the groomers and gripping on ice, and not quite as good in the bumps and trees is my guess. Thoughts?
Basically, my wife saw the Ski magazine review and brought it into the mix for consideration...looks like no changes from last year to this year besides top sheet for either ski, and no BPs are leftover from last year in her size, so it's either pick up the Kenjas, which it sounds like she would would enjoy, but maybe not quite as much as the BPs, or wait (she won't pay full price) until we can get a discount...probably after MLK day, or at least after Christmas, so a ways into the season.
Finally, what bindings to get? We strictly ski lift-served, so no need for an AT setup.