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Blizzard Ski Line vs others? [returning to skis, CO and UT]

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I am 38 yrs old, 5' 11", 200lbs, athletic and very active. Just got back in to skiing after 8 yrs of snowboarding. After three days out in Deer Valley I was back to decent form skiing most groomed trails and attacking the moguls with energy while trying to get my form back. I'd consider myself strong intermediate now but with a few more days I'll be back at a more advanced level.

I ski'd the K2 Rictors 163 and then the Atomic Smoke Ti's 167. No problem with either - they helped me get my form and confidence back. I'm wearing '12 Tecnica Bodacious 130 boots.

Looking to invest in a wider All Mountain Ski - Blizzard Ski line has received rave reviews. Interested in doing 40% Groomers, 40% Moguls, Terrain, 20% Learning to Ski in the Powder/Challenging Terrain. Will be doing my skiing in Utah and Colorado.

Can some of you keen ski buffs help me out in pushing me in the right direction on an All Mountain Ski, bindings and sizing.

Much appreciated.

Jamie
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Blizzard Brahma (88mm) or Bonafide (98mm).  180 length.  Bindings.......good luck.  I'd say Salomon or Tyrolia-based (Head, 4front, etc rebranded) for best combination of function, weight, and cost.  I could say plastic Markers are crap but that would probably start a flame war.  So I won't.  I won't say Markers are crap. ;) 

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At 200lbs. a 163cm or 167cm seems a bit short so try something about 10cm longer.

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