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Looking for new AT skis and need some help

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I'm living in southern New England and looking to get a pair of skis that I can grab and go anywhere with, including some hilly cross country style skiing through state parkland here and downhill skiing on at groomed ski areas (think Mt Wachusett if you know the area and if you don't think of a mountain that's only moderate in size).  I likely won't be doing long distance cross country style skiing nor will I get doing very aggressive downhill skiing either.

 

In short I'm looking for skis that are a balance of both worlds that can go up and down hills and also handle some downhill groomed skiing.  I've been looking online a lot and it seems like a ski such as the Madshus Annum, being thinner in the waist with a waxless base and metal edges, might be able to do what I want provided that it is paired with AT bindings and boots.  However I am uncertain how it will handle on the downhill groomed runs.  Does anyone know of this or something that might work for me?

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Wow, I'd never heard of this ski -- I learn something new every day.  Living in the West I have the normal AT setup of skins, light/wide skis, scarpa AT boots, etc.  The skis you mention seem great for what you described.  Here's a good review from Earn Your Turns - http://www.earnyourturns.com/15935/review-madshus-annum/

 

Looks to me like that ski might be great for what you need back East in the conditions you explained.

 

T. - www.wasatchreport.com

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how about the voile vector bc?

i have no personal experience on them, just guessing here.

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