I am new here, very first post actually. I have been skiing for nearly 20 years, very casually. I am now getting a divorce and with the freedom plan to start skiing much much more. I usually learn and know all about the the equipment I have and use but I am having a hard time with skis. One place I look it will say these skis are for advance only then another place will say intermediate/advanced.
I am in Michigan, I will ski groomed runs 95% of the time. I would like to get a trip in out west every year. I would say I am an intermediate/advanced skier. I am 5'9" 160 lbs without gear. I am currently skiing on 15 year old straight skis, Head M3's 175cm. I found a pair of rossingnnol 9 Ti Zenith Oversize for cheap, slightly used from craigslist.
1. Are these appropriate skis for me?
2. Before I went and looked at my skis, I thought I had 165cm, the Rossingnols are 162cm, are they too short?
My budget for new skis is around $600, I frequently buy things used from craigslist and would like to do that here if practical. Thank you much for any help, I am sure these questions get old, but I am just lost with all the options out there.