Rented some powder skis for the storm day at Alta last week (Tuesday 3/3).
I was on Atomic Automatic 117's in 185 length, my wife was on Soul 7's in 175.
Totally loved the Atomics.
So of course I've been thinking about a set of powder skis. The problem is that most of my skiing is done a my 900' home hill in Central NY. We'll get up to the 'dacks a couple times and VT a couple times, and we do a week out west every year. A little hard for me to justify powder skis...but...
A buddy of mine is going to lend me his spare AT setup to do a little touring with him and his wife so that has me thinking maybe I could find a ski to use as an in bounds powder ski but mount AT bindings to do some touring and that way get more use out of the ski than something that is solely for deep powder days in bounds.
He said the Automatics I liked so much would be too heavy for touring. I'm 5'11, 220 lbs, reasonably aggressive competent skier. My one ski quiver is my Prophet 90's in 186 length.
So is there a ski out there in the 110'ish to 115ish range that would work for me on a few powder days a year plus be reasonable to use for some occasional touring?