Originally Posted by Whiteroom
In Rossi's defense (he doesn't need it but...) the skiing here in VT is kind of brutal, inches of rain followed by -20F back to monsoon rain back to sub-zero. My last few days have been on race stock SL skis that haven't seen the snow in 4 years. There is no way anyone skiing a '90ish all-mountain ski' is having as much fun as they could have with a more appropriate ski. Sometimes here in New England you just need a frontside carving ski to get the most out of the conditions... unless you like skidding around like a joey who would be skidding around anyway, then just 'run what'ch ya brung' because it won't matter anyway.
Right now there is no chop, there is no crud, there is just 'groomed' or 'closed'. The groomed is either frozen corduroy or frozen ice cubes over a glacial base. That's it. That's all there is.
Much of the same here in Tahoe -
Man made groomers at best. As you said, "there is no chop, there is no crud, there is just 'groomed' or 'closed'."
Yet, we are seeing people on some insane skis like they're looking for a powder stash hidden somewhere between the snow guns. Lots of "changing direction" with very little actual carving.