I ski once a year and have used snowblades for probably a decade.
I am able to ski light powder from the top peak in bowls, and can manage most everything but moguls in very steep terrain.
That being said I find myself on easy blacks going much slower than others I'm skiing with, and I also find myself spending a lot more energy down bowls / other steep terrain. I manage because I'm in shape enough, but guessing I could make it a lot easier on myself. I also take a lot of crap for using them, but in general I've had a lot of fun with them and have shrugged it off (no shortage of that on these forums hah).
My question would be: what length of ski do you recommend I transition to?
I only get to ski once a year, so I don't want completely waste my trip on easy blacks learning how to turn with longer skis. Is there a shorter length ski you would recommend for this?
Thanks for the help,