I just bought a new pair of skis that I plan to use primarily for powder days - I got the 4FRNT Hoji's to complement my existing pair of Lib Tech Freeride's.
Here's my basic question: Will I hate skiing on a set of Alpine Touring bindings semi-regularly in a resort?
More info: Although I have yet to do any backcountry ski trips, I aspire to take a backcountry ski trip (perhaps one of the organized trips through The Clymb) and hopefully do some more sidecountry trips in the resorts, but I probably won't be able to take a backcountry trip until 1-3 years down the road. Since I'm getting these skis for powder, they would ideally be the right ski to use for backcountry.
For now, I'm planning on bringing them out west and using them for power days - I plan to use the Lib Tech's for normal days. I live in Minnesota, but I usually make it out west 1-3 times per year.
I'm wondering if it will make sense to get AT bindings for them now? I know the main trade-off is weight, so perhaps it is a bad idea. I'll be using the usual alpine boots, so I think I'd need a "frame" style AT binding. I know I could always get regular bindings now and have AT bindings re-drilled and mounted in the future, but I also know that re-drilling mounting points compromised the strength of the ski.
My skiing ability: I'll ski basically anything, and I like a challenge. I don't do many jumps any more, but I don't mind attempting cliffs up to ~10 feet or so.
Let me know your thoughts...perhaps I'm way off-base in my thinking and should just get regular bindings!