In three weeks my son and I are either heading north to Whitefish and interior BC or south to Targhee and Alta. We're driving and will have only 2 pairs of skis for each of us; we'll each have an 88-90mm and a 103-110mm. I figure that should cover us pretty well. We could take some 68-70mm carving skis but they would probably not make it out of the car so why bother.
What 4 skis to take to Alta/Snowbird!! - Page 2
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YES. When in doubt, take the red ones. If you don't have any red ones, spray some candy apple enamel on them. Notice that Phil's real favorite new ski, when he's not talking up Nordicas, is the 180 red The Ski. The worst ski ever made, which I owned - so bad it transcended categories of good and bad, and the space/time continuum - was all red. The Red Sleds ruled, well you get the idea. Red is the new black.
What ski are you most comfortable on? If you're pushing the limits at Alta or Snowbird, you want to be confident. I took 94s and 115s to Utah last year. Had never skied on the 115s. On a 12" morning at Alta I tried them and liked them OK but wasn't totally dialed in. At lunch, I went back to my tried and true 94s and had more fun and skied better. To summarize what others have said, "If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with."
Decision has been made. Shipped the FX94's and Auto's today. And will be taking the Cochise and Soul Riders with me on the plane. At least if the airlines screw up the odds of UPS screwing up go down big time. I am sure I'll be on the Cochise the whole time and laugh that I brought all those skis but who cares at least I'll have them if I want them.