Hey all -
I'm looking to get my dad a pair of new skis for Christmas and need some pointers for some awesome all-mountain skis. He's riding a pair of metal Volants right now that weigh (roughly) sixty pounds each. He's a strong guy and a good athlete, but he has some substantial knee problems and he's going to hurt himself if he keeps using those monsters. Plus, he can't do half of things he'd like to: moguls are ridiculously hard and he sinks like a rock in powder. So, we need a new option.
Here's what you need to know:
We live and ski in Colorado.
The skis need to be all-mountain; usually he skis everything from groomers to backcountry (excluding park).
Advanced skier, about 5' 10" and 185 pounds.
Going to be skiing around 30-35 days/season..has a bit of a tricky work schedule.
Let me know if there's anything else you need to know. I'm asking around the interwebs and some ski shops to see if we hit a consensus on some good options.