I'm 5'7", weigh around 170 lbs, which I know puts me at the high end of most women's skis. Trying to figure out what ski to buy and what length ski.
Primarily will be skiing at Ski Cooper or Keystone in Colorado. I like Cooper because its all natural snow, no man-made ice added. But since its small will probably add in some trips to Keystone to get a bigger variety.
But here is the tricky part. While I might be an advanced skier, its been a few years since I've really hit the slops due to an ankle injury and having a kid. So I really need a ski that will allow me to cut lose in the morning, enjoying skiing fast and aggressively, mostly groomed trails but hopefully a few bumps and maybe a couple of tree runs. But also allow me to slow it down and ski with my 4 year old daughter in the afternoons, so I'll need something that can handle a wedge without really tiring me out. Does a ski even exist for this?
I'm was thinking of the Black Pearls, but can't decide on 166 or 173. Any thoughts? Another friend also suggested the Rossi Temptations or K2 Oolaluv or Potion.
Any other ski suggestions I should be looking at?
Or should I just give up on one ski hopes and buy a shorter used pair for trailing my daughter around the slopes, and a longer pair for me when I want to let loose.
Some of my old skis are:
180cm Salomon X Screams Women's - I loved these on the icy hills back east, but the tails caught on all the snow out west, giving me fits. These are old 2002, early era shaped tip skis.
165cm Atomic (can't remember model, I'll update if I can find it somewhere around 2006 model year) - Hated these skis, way too short, turned way to quick, even if you didn't want to turn. I just didn't feel stable on that short of a ski, sold these after 1 season.
After that I just gave up on skiing for a while and picked up snowboarding. Unfortunately my husband is not a strong skier, so would like me to go back to skiing to help our daughter learn. I'm good with that but ski's have changed a lot in the 6 years I've been out of the game, so I'm trying to figure out what to buy.
Thanks for the help.