I posted a thread in this section about going to a ski swap and some gear suggestions. The main one was to get my boots from a bootfitter and not the swap. I have settled on a fitter and will pick some up from my local ski shop this weekend probably.
I have been doing some research on skis to get ready to get those from the ski swap and I have a few ideas of what I will be looking for, but since it will probably be busy and I am new to buying skis (but not to skiing), I don't want to pick up the wrong ski just because it's a good deal.
I will be skiing in Tahoe mostly, but am planning a long, big trip to JH in Dec-Jan. I ski about 20 days a season usually, but this season that will more than likely double due to the big trip. I am 24, 6' and 140 lbs/65kg and very fit. I rank myself as an 8/advanced-advancing skier. I really enjoy carving groomers at 40-50mph, like to get into the trees and moguls sometimes. Haven't spent much time in the powder, but wouldn't mind doing so either but probably nothing too deep as of yet.
Since I like to ski groomers so much, I was thinking that the wider skis wouldn't be necessary for my needs and that I would have more fun on something more narrow especially since I've been skiing 15 year old skis pretty well so anything is going to be a huge improvement. Really looking for 1 ski as I live in a Studio apartment with a girlfriend and 6 bikes. Would I be making a poor decision by going with a "all mountain east" ski for skiing in the west?
Some skis I am looking for are:
Blizzard Bonafide or Brahma
Atomic Crimson ti