I'm putting my current skis out to pasture and am looking for some advice / direction. I've been reading through some of the gear reviews here. Last time I bought skis was in '04 and a lot has changed!
1. Ski mostly in the Mid-Atlantic (Timberline and Snowshoe, WV) with a yearly trip out west
2. Terrain: Everything but the terrain park / back country. Hit the occasional groomer but prefer to ski moguls / trees when the conditions permit.
3. Ski ~14 days a year
4. Skill Level - Advanced (room to improve). I feel comfortable skiing anything on the East. Out west, I'm comfortable with anything blue groomed or ungroomed and most black terrain. Large moguls and steep terrain tend make me ski more defensively and are areas where I need to improve. For example Golden Eagle at Beaver Creek, Highline Ridge area at Taos.
5. Age 30, 6'2, 210 lbs
6. Looking for a 1 ski quiver
Salomon Scream Pilot 8's, 190 cm, 107/69/102 R19
Skis I'm interested in / looked into:
Salomon Enduro 800/850
Volkl RTM Series
Finally, what sort of length should I be looking at given my size? Also, what do you think an appropriate width would be? I'm thinking somewhere between 75-85 underfoot.
Thanks again for taking the time to read and share your experiences and advice.