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Suggestions for skis [new patroller in the Midwest]

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After about 20 years away, I started skiing again 2 years ago, using some basic stuff off of eBay and entry-level boots. We went out to Breckenridge a few times, and I've skied around the Midwest a bit. The biggest change now is that I've joined the ski patrol for our local hill here, which will have me on my feet a lot more often and for longer periods than I'm used to. I'm going to celebrate by purchasing a new set-up and I'd like some advice.

 

 

 

  1. Where in the world are you skiing? primarily Midwest manmade snow

  2. What kinds of terrain do you prefer (groomed runs, moguls, race course, park'n'pipe, trees, steeps, backcountry/sidecountry) - our hill is about 100' of elevation

  3. How many days a year do you ski? It will be at least seven 8 hour days, along with whatever other days I go for myself, probably in the 30-40 day range

  4. How advanced are you as a skier? Intermediate

  5. What's your height and weight? 6'0", 200 lb male

 

After doing some research, this is what I'm planning on purchasing (maybe):

 

Apex Ski Boots

Knee Ski Bindings

Rossignol Experience 84 Skis

 

Pretty much sure about the boots and bindings, but would like some advice on the skis. Thanks in advance.

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There are so many great skis out there. Do a bunch of research online & look for a closeout ski from last year. Here's a great place to start:

http://www.epicski.com/t/121687/philpugs-2014-steals-deals-winners

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Thanks for the suggestion @kingsalami will definitely keep doing the research and see where it leads.

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