I'm moving back to Kelowna in December (currently in Edmonton) so I want to get back into skiing. I'm an intermediate skier, I used to go a lot when I was in high school and was quite good. During university I was too broke to ski so I got out of it. I've probably skied once or twice a year for the last 10 years. I'm 28 now. I can still ski decently but it will take me some time to get good again.
I'll be skiing at two resorts. Big White with my wife and Revelstoke with my buddies. My wife is decent enough but she's not aggressive just likes going down groomed runs and nothing too steep. My buddies shred pretty hard.
I also want to do some back country skiing. I have all my avalanche safety and crevasse rescue training because I used to work at a gold mine in the mountains.
I want a set of skis primarily for Revelstoke and back-country skiing but also something that will be okay for the odd easy day with my wife. I also want something that is suitable for an intermediate skier; ie, something that won't be too difficult to handle in the trees.
I guess I should add that I'm 5'9 tall and 165 lbs.
At this point, I'm leaning towards the Rossignol Soul7 (106 underfoot), in 172 cm length with Marker F10 bindings. Last time I skied, I rented a pair of Experience 88s and they were great for ripping down groomers and crud snow but I don't think they would be wide enough for Revelstoke or back-country stuff. I've also looked at the Rossignol Super7s but I think they might be too hard to handle at this point.
Thoughts and comments would be welcome.