I skied a fair amount up until about 10 years ago when my son was born. From then up until this year, I've only skied a handful of days. Now my kids are getting older and really enjoying being on the mountain so we'll be skiing quite a bit more. I'd guess, we'll ski 20-30 days this year. I've started to look at skis, but a lot has changed since the last time I bought new skis (2001) so I could really use some help. Also, I've not skied on what I'll call modern skis. Currently skiing my old Salomon XScream 8's 181cm.
I'm looking for an all mountain ski that will work for me now and that I can grow into. Right now I'd classify myself as a strong intermediate skier. When I skied more, I would have classified myself closer to advanced. I ski mostly in the Midwest and will be making 1 or 2 trips out west each year. Most of my skiing is on blue groomed trails with the kids, but I'd also like something that will perform reasonably well in the bumps and on steeper terrain. I am 5'8" 170 lbs.
Any and all suggestions on skis and length would be appreciated.
Edited by cmr40 - 12/29/13 at 6:19am