Hello! I love skiing, but am terrible when it comes to gear, and I would love some advice.
I'm a 35-year-old advanced skier (let's say 7/10) who skis around 10 times per year: half on the east coast, and half on the west. In the east, I ski all runs and look for fresh show in between, and reach my technical limit on steep moguls and steep ice. In the west, I spend more time on the back side and in the trees than on groomers, and meet my match on steep powder and steep/tight trees.
I'm not the most technical skier out there, and when I reach my limit, things can get sloppy, although I always push my limit and am getting better bit by bit. When I ski in my zone, things are pretty good.
I'm looking for an All Mountain/Semi Rocker (I think) ski that will perform well in different conditions. My current skis are crappy K2 Rangers, six or seven years old. Not good in the powder—they sink like a stone—but usually fine enough out east. I'm a tall guy, so I always think lighter fits me better, especially since my tight turns still need work in the steeps...but to be honest I'm not sure that's true.
Any thoughts or recommendations are greatly appreciated. I live in NYC, so real ski shops are non-existent.