Hi, I am looking for a second pair of skis for the Rockies. I live in Phoenix in the winter and ski Deer Valley, Snowbird, Telluride, and Durango normally. Usually 12-15 days a year but hoping for more in the future.
I am 45 years old, 5; 11", 200 lbs. Decent skier but no expert. Ski mostly bumps and trees. Groomers with the family. Right now i have Prophet 98s 179cm.
I just got back from Durango - spent two days in some good powder. Took me a bit but figured out how to ski the Prophets in the deep stuff. But really wished a had a pair of powder skis - something to give some float. I tried to rent some but the shops don't really offer anything more powder orientated than Soul7s.
I did pry loose some Rocker2 122s in 184cm for a couple of hours. Rental guy said they weren't in their book - usually just employees borrowing them.. the powder was pretty chopped up by then. The skis felt strange to me - like i was way too far forward on them. I had to get way back on them to get the tips to come up. on steep and deep i felt like i had to jump and slam the tails around. That being said, it was great to have all that ski under me in the powder.
So i guess what i am looking for a is an easy to ski powder ski. I don't want to run into great powder days and not be able to take advantage of them. It seems hard to rent powder skis for the most part. I don't think i will get to use them a ton so i am hoping to get something for a reasonable price. So I am hoping for suggestions!! i am a serious troll on this site and have read up a ton. but i have a hard time knowing if a ski is great for an expert or will work for me.
Thank you in advance. Merry Christmas, everyone!