I'm 53 years old and I've worked it out with the wife and work where I can spend Jan - Feb 2015 skiing. So, I'm planning on relocating out to Summit County (probably Frisco, Silverthorne area). I've been skiing about 10 years just 3 - 5 times a year, but going out west the last 6 years. Been to Keystone, Breck, Copper, Loveland, etc. the last 2 years and like the options offered. I'm an intermediate that likes to just cruise, but also like to get up some speed on Blue and Black groomers every couple of runs.
I've always rented skis (lately only demo skis) and since I'm going to be there 2 months, figured I should make the jump and buy. I'm 5' 10", 200 lbs. I need help on the following:
1. Good recommendation on skis that will let me be aggressive on the front-side groomers (probably more in the 16-20 turn radius) and let me get up some speed where I won't get too much chatter. I'm also not into powder at this point and don't really need a wider powder ski. Would like to know if anyone knows of any places that will let me demo skis before buying them.
2. Good recommendation on boot fitter also. Need to buy these too.
3. Anyone know of places that are 2-3 BRs (family will come and visit me some) that do monthly rentals?