My daughter has outgrown her current skis and I need to get her some that better fit her size and weight.
She's about 4'1 and 65ish lbs.. and looking at the kids/youth skis I'm lost as to what I should be getting her.
She isn't a racer, nor is there any plans for that, just need a good rec ski, 99% groomers, rarely any crud or powder, almost exclusively hardpack/ice. She gets out maybe 5-10 times a year at tops, and has finally started to ski parallel. I'm not sure why i started her with a wedge, but a few quick lessons on parallel skiing and she's got it and left the wedge behind thankfully.
There isn't much choice for a girls ski.. every vendor has 1 or two models tops that would work. I don't know if i should get her a shorter womans ski instead of a junior, or even what length I should be considering.
We deal with a ton of ice being from Ontario.. so I have that to deal with too. I could just go out and buy whatever is on sale or something used, i doubt she would notice the different now, but hopefully by next year i'll have her well on the way to actually carving and need something that will be somewhat competent in this regard.