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New Skiis for a Teenage Girl

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I am looking for a new pair of skis. I am 16, 5'6" and weigh 130 pounds. I would say I'm an intermediate-advanced skier. I spend most of my time skiing on the East Coast, in Vermont, and smaller local mountains in New York, but I am going out to Colorado in December this winter. We normally end up skiing not so great conditions, so I need skis that hold well on ice. This probably means I need a frontside ski, and probably something with a waist 80 or under. On average we ski about 10 days of the year. 

 

Skis I had in mind:

Salomon Bamboo Origins

Volkl Yumi

 

I tried to look up some reviews, but it was hard to find anything valid. I would appreciate any suggestions, especially from someone with some experience skiing these.

post #2 of 6

There are lots of women specific ski's that would work well for you.  I'm bumping this thread in hopes some of the women here will help.    When you go to Colorado try to demo a few ski's to find out what you like.

 

Never stop skiing.

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Originally Posted by daria11322 View Post
 

I am looking for a new pair of skis. I am 16, 5'6" and weigh 130 pounds. I would say I'm an intermediate-advanced skier. I spend most of my time skiing on the East Coast, in Vermont, and smaller local mountains in New York, but I am going out to Colorado in December this winter. We normally end up skiing not so great conditions, so I need skis that hold well on ice. This probably means I need a frontside ski, and probably something with a waist 80 or under. On average we ski about 10 days of the year. 

 

Skis I had in mind:

Salomon Bamboo Origins

Volkl Yumi

 

I tried to look up some reviews, but it was hard to find anything valid. I would appreciate any suggestions, especially from someone with some experience skiing these.

The Volkl Yumi is a solid choice to do what you want, also consider the Blizzard Black Pearl, Salomon Lux,  Rossignol Sassy 7, Atomic Supreme, Nordica Hells Belles

 

These skis will be good all-round skis for East coast and take you where you want to go when you're in Colorado  

 

Of these choices I think the,  Yumi and Black Pearl will be your strongest options, 

post #4 of 6

Look into the Blizzard Viva 8.0  good all around ski, my 18 y.o.  daughter who is a little smaller than you has been using for 2 years now and likes it as a good all around ski here in VT. She is on the 158cm, I think next size up is 165cm which would be better for your height. Holds well on the firm groomers and really likes bumps. Pure ice get a slalom race ski.

post #5 of 6

Don't know why that one slipped my mind.  The Blizzard Viva 8.0 is a great ski.  Something, definitely to look at. 

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Thread Starter 

Thanks so much for the help! I looked up some reviews, and I think I like the Volkl Yumi and Blizzard Viva 8.0 the most, with a preference towards the later. My only problem is that its difficult to find the Viva in any local ski shops (in NJ) and I might end up having to just get the Volkl Yumi. 

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