I will be moving to Salt Lake City in January and will spend two winter seasons out there. As of now I am getting a season pass to the Canyons since I have friends in the Park City area, but I will likely commit to a resort in the Cottonwoods the following year. I am looking for some advice on skis to demo/purchase so I can hit the slopes ASAP. I am going to try to go the the park city ski swap in a couple of weeks when I am out there looking for a place to live. Right now, I ski about 60% blue groomers and 40% single blacks. Not much experience off-piste, trees or powder yet, but I hope to solidify and strengthen my overall technique this season so that I can hit blacks and off-piste more frequently next season.
I am 5'10", 175lbs and a religious mountain biker if that helps. Top speed is not essential for my ski experience; I like to carve and power down steep bumps. I did rent a few skis last season but completely forgot what they were. I was disappointed with one pair though, as they felt so unstable and loose under my feet. I don't know if that was because my skills were lacking, or the specs of the skiis were designed for a style not like mine.
Thanks for any input!