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Looking for new skis ! [50yo in Wisconsin, first trips to Breck planned]

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I'm looking to buy new skis for the up coming season. I ski primarily in Wisconsin. I am 6'0" and 187 lbs. I consider myself an intermediate skier . Planning to go to Breckenridge in January and March for the first time. I currently have Dynastar Compact 10 skis. Looking to upgrade to a ski that will work here in Wisconsin and out West. I've been skiing for the past 8 years and I just turned 50. I ski primarily blue and black diamond runs here. I realize that I won't be skiing black diamonds out West. Any suggestions?
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I'm looking to buy new skis for the up coming season. I ski primarily in Wisconsin. I am 6'0" and 187 lbs. I consider myself an intermediate skier . Planning to go to Breckenridge in January and March for the first time. I currently have Dynastar Compact 10 skis. Looking to upgrade to a ski that will work here in Wisconsin and out West. I've been skiing for the past 8 years and I just turned 50. I ski primarily blue and black diamond runs here. I realize that I won't be skiing black diamonds out West. Any suggestions?


Welcome to EpicSki!  Where did you learn to ski?

 

I also live in the flatlands.  When I started taking trips out west, I didn't bother to bring skis.  Always had my own boots.  Although didn't get boots from a boot fitter until about 10 years ago.  Any way, I would carry my boots on the plane and rent skis.  At that point, I was an intermediate who could ski any blue out west as well as easier black groomers.  I had the advantage of learning to ski as a teen, but didn't ski much after high school.  Renting out west meant I had skis more appropriate to snow conditions, plus it was a good chance to try different skis.  Eventually as I became an advanced skier (helps to be retired), I ended up with more than one pair of skis, with one all-mountain that was reasonable for non-powder days out west.

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