I new here and was hoping i could get some help with ski recommendations for what i believe is a slightly unique situation.
Current ski. 2012 Atomic Smoke 164cm I like my current skis i just feel a little more advanced skis would help me excel. Also my current skis are on their last leg after the last couple years of finding rocks in the low snow pack.
Normal day of skiing:
10% piste, just skiing to get where i need to go
40% steep trees/canyons
50% Bumps(Gunbarrel 25)
I am not looking for a one quiver ski. I think its unrealistic to have a ski that does well in the bumps and can cruise in 2' of California powder. I also don't think a bump ski fits the mold because of all the "big mountain" skiing that is done on a normal day.
What i am looking for is a ski that can do all the above and still keep up when there is 4-8" of powder
Budget $500 with bindings
Any help would be appreciated!