Greetings all - I'm new to this forum.
My story is that I used to be avid skier but for various reasons, have not spent much time on the slopes for about the last decade. Last year, I was able to spend a very enjoyable week at Big Sky/Moonlight and am headed out to PCMR for a week this season as well. So now that I've returned to the outdoor activity that I love, I need new gear. I'm already in the process of getting boots and have narrowed the selection down to the Full Tilt High 5, Technica Air Shell and Rossi Experience Sensor. What I really need advice about are skis however, since the technology has changed just a bit from what it was when I last bought them and my last several excursions were on rentals.
Ideally, I like to have a true All-Mtn ski, since I will be spending some time on the snow both in NE and out west. I'm probably in the category of advanced, since I am comfortable on pretty much all terrain except for the truly steep and difficult. While I'm more aggressive than the other 50 year olds I typically ski with, I really can't keep up with truly expert skiers and I'm not going to be skiing on a run like the Big Coulouir at Big Sky. Since I want a decent all-around ski, but also want it be capable in deeper snow, I'm unsure whether I should be looking at a Mid-Fat or one of the newer more well-rounded Fat designs. Some of the Mid-Fats that seem to fill the bill are the Kastle MX88 and Dynastar Cham 87. The Fats that look like they might work for me are the Blizzard Bonafide, Rossi Experience 98 and Line Prophet 98. In addition to a specific recommendation, I'm also looking for advice on how I should weight other characteristics such as tip/tail width, rocker, camber, etc.
One last piece of advice sought is on bindings. I've really only seen a couple so far (Salomon Z10 and Axial 120) and they seem perfectly acceptable but since my last bindings were Look Nevadas, I'm in the technological Dark Ages as far as bindings.
Thanks in advance