Originally Posted by lilmeg87
I am looking for recommendations for skis for myself, I have always rented but now I want to invest in a pair. I am 5'1 and 105lbs. I am an advanced skier, blues/blacks. Ski on the west coast, mostly Colorado. Looking for an all mountain ski I can use on the groomers but it will also do ok in the powder as well. I like to play around the moguls some but just short runs. I was recommended the Atomic Elysian 150s (supposedly since they are twin tip they ski a little shorter) but Im looking for other recommendations as well. Thanks! Should I consider jr skis as well, Ive heard mixed reviews.
Hi Lilmeg, Welcome to EpicSki.
You've gotten some good suggestions from members here, including the Blizzard Black Pearl, Fischer Koa (I'd go with the 88) and some of the Head Skis (Total Joy was brought up)
Those suggestions along with the Atomic Elysian are all good options for someone your size, however I have to say the Elysian is a little wider and will have more of a powder bias, especially for someone weighing in at only 105 lbs. Stick with something in the high 80's for your all around, all conditions ski but don't expect it to be a sincere carver.
The Koa 88 is really easy to ski and have float but isn't really known for its edge hold.
The Total Joy is going to be the most friendly in this group on the groomers and will be great for a majority of the conditions we all ski most of the time but will not excel in powder.
The Elysian is 95 under foot so it may be a little wide for a one ski quiver
The Black Pearl has better edge hold than most skis in this class but also has nice float.
What kind of trait are you looking for in this class?
What strengths are most important to you and what are you willing to give up?