I have searched the internet for several weeks and have not been able to find an answer to this question.
I have been snowboarding a total of 9 days over the past 4 years or so. I can effortlessly ride blacks in any condition and have a blast riding trees. Double blacks are dooable with a few falls and I would ride them all the time but for the most part I can't get my friends to go with me and I end up riding blacks with them. 99% of the time I wiped out on double blacks was because of moguls and my board wouldn't turn as fast as I wanted.
This past trip (I live over 600 miles from my nearest ski resort) I took I was wanting to experiment with BC splitboarding so I skinned the resort and did a run back down. Even though the board felt significantly inferior to my beginner board I've had for years, it was by far the most enjoyable run I have ever done. Coupled with my habit of riding whatever terrain (and weather) kept me from the crowds I instantly became hooked on the Idea of back country riding (and specifically splitboard mountaineering.)
The more I researched Splitboarding the less in love with the idea I was becoming. I would go into detail about why but it would just distract from the overall question I am going to ask. I just know that I want to go the AT skiing route instead of splitboarding. For me its less about how I get down the mountain as it is opposed to being in the mountains. So now for my question!
Is it safe to learn how to ski on AT gear on a resort.
The equipment I plan on getting is K2 cOOMBAck skis, dynafit tlt radical ft bindings, and dynafit tlt6 mountain boots. From what I researched it seemed like this would be an ideal set up for being middle ground(and more cost effective) between learning and progressing into BC skiing/ski mountaineering. I would also be open to renting beginner gear for my first few days to get my feet under me, but knowing myself in anything I do the basics really take traction with me and I generally progress significantly faster than most people I know. I also plan on throwing a lesson in every few days.
So my questions has nothing to do with how many days till I'm ready to venture in the BC, or how many days till I can ski a black diamond, or on the merits of BC on a splitboard, telemark, or AT setup, I just want to know if it would be safe to learn to ski on AT gear (specifically what I listed, or what you think would work better.)
I apologize for all the confusing statements I may have made, and bad grammar, I have drank a few IPAs while writing this. could we also avoid discussing the pros and cons of IPAs?
Thanks for your input!