I learned on skis, then went to snowboard for years and am looking to get back into skiing. Previously on skis I was just getting into single-blacks. On a 'board I was totally comfortable on single-blacks, mostly in the Tahoe area with a couple trips up to Whistler/Blackcomb. Nothing super crazy, but fun. Friend of mine absconded with my 'board a long while ago, so in trying to figure out what I want to do since I'm starting from scratch, I took a look at what I wanted to ride ... (and that getting stuck on the flats, blows. Hard. =)
6'6" 230 and dropping - targetting 210-ish. Tall, but not super-heavy.
Fairly athletic for a desk-jockey.
Short term target terrain: Lift-jockey
Long-term target terrain: AT/skimo/off-piste Been reading too much Cold Thistle. I'm also part of our local SAR OES-Type1 team, and we climb stuff.
Target area: Tahoe and surrounding, mostly. I live down in the Bay Area, California, and trips way up north, over to Utah or down down to NM are not out of the question.
Okay. I need something which doesn't fall apart at the resorts while I re-find my ski-legs. I don't have the cash to buy a full complement of skis, and I'm not selling off any of the kids (not that I haven't thought about it... :P ) so something "one-ski quiver." Does not need to excel at any one thing; getting to 80%-sh across most of the board (AT/randonee) is ideal. Preferably I can do a little XC/touring with them too, in an ideal world. Pipe dreams and rainbows and unicorns. Got it.
Huge thanks in advance!