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Advice for first pair of skis

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I'm new to this forum, so I apologize if it's some sort of taboo to request advice for a first pair of skis.

 

I am 18 years old and would consider myself an advanced intermediate skier. I am a good athlete, though, and so with more time on the slopes I expect to be a great skier. I am almost 6'0 (think 5'11 and 1/2) and my weight (depending upon what sport season I'm in) fluctuates from 175 to 185. I live in North Carolina and so my local hill is Sugar Mountain, although my family takes an annual trip out west (last year was Beaver Creek, this year was Canyons, next year most likely Jackson Hole). If I end up going to college up in the mountains, I will see 2-3 months of annual ski time. If I go to school in my hometown, I will end up skiing a month out of the year. While out west, I love moguls, groomers, and brief tree runs. The terrain in NC is limited to mostly groomers, but hopefully I can traverse through some moguls.

 

Basically, I'm looking for an all-purpose ski. The problem is, I'm very unfamiliar with brands, sizes, and what not. Any guidance is appreciated.

post #2 of 3

You're going to get a wide range of suggestions, as there are a lot of good options..

 

here's mine..  Dynastar Outland 87 in at least a 178 length

Here's an excellent review of this ski
http://www.epicski.com/t/117823/well-tuned-dynastar-outland-87-money

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If money is no object, kastle mx 83 or 88. My mx 83s are the bomb.
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