Business is good and we are looking forward to getting back out there this year! We would love to do it on new skis!
We typically ski 10-15 days per year, mostly in either Colorado (Copper, Loveland, Breckenridge) or Utah (Powder, Snowbasin) with a day trip or two to North Carolina to ski on the ice.
Two seasons ago I caught the racing bug and jumped in head first. I attended a couple of master's camps, raced as much NASTAR as possible and exponentially improved my skiing over the course of about 25-30 days on the snow. Unfortunately now life is just too busy for a southerner to be able to race effectively. I am 6'0", weigh 170 lbs. and am somewhere around a level 5-6 skier. I have been skiing strictly blue and black groomers for the past 2-3 seasons but am somewhat interested in transitioning to trees & ungroomed terrain. I have been primarily skiing on Fischer WC RC4 SL skis for the past year. I am looking for the best one-ski solution possible that will allow me to ski in the trees and powder a little while still keeping the groomers fun.
After many lessons over the past few years she is still having trouble finding confidence on harder greens and blues. Victor Roy at Snowbasin found some serious alignment issues with her boots a couple of years ago. She is terribly knock-kneed and we never realized the awful affect it was having on her skiing. Her boots are also terribly wrong for her. She is going to get new boots and visit Harald Harb in Colorado in a few weeks for alignment and fitting. Hopefully this (along with some better skis) will help her to find some confidence this year. She is 5'9", 150 lbs. and probably somewhere between level 3-5 (although she was grasping the concept of carving quite well before the baby).
We are looking hard at the Head Absolut Joy for her - any reason to not go with this? What size would you recommend?
Thanks for any help you can offer!
Edited by KG4ONJ - 10/21/14 at 3:31am