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Hello all,

 

Although I've had moments of experiencing being a more advanced skier, usually the last couple of days of skiing,  I'm an intermediate skier.  I had my first lesson since I was four, a couple of years ago, in an effort to gain more "tools" to help me get down the mountain with more confidence when the conditions are a bit adverse (i.e. icy, etc.), as well as an attempt to break out of being an intermediate skier. I'm also a cautious skier. I get that what would help me improve is practicing/skiing more often than 1-2 times each year. My Dad, a ski jumper, taught me how to ski when I was 4 while living in New Jersey. I've skied back East (Vermont, etc.), Colorado, New Mexico, and recently, Arizona (White Mountains - Sunrise) - I live in Arizona. I used to ski 3-4 times a year; now I ski 1-2 times a year. My "main" ski trip has been my annual one in March to Vail/Beaver Creek. I own my own boots (Full Tilt Mary Janes) and poles (adjustable). I've gotten to the point that I enjoy well-groomed Blue runs, stay away from moguls when I can help it (attempting to spare my knees and have nothing to prove, so to speak - I'm 50). I've been renting demo skis. I just rented Head Absolute Joy skies, which I really liked and seemed to work well with my boots (well calibrated, I suppose!). Based on what I've shared, what skis would you recommend for me? I weigh 117 pounds, 5'4" tall. Thank you! Kristin

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Hello all,

 

Although I've had moments of experiencing being a more advanced skier, usually the last couple of days of skiing,  I'm an intermediate skier.  I had my first lesson since I was four, a couple of years ago, in an effort to gain more "tools" to help me get down the mountain with more confidence when the conditions are a bit adverse (i.e. icy, etc.), as well as an attempt to break out of being an intermediate skier. I'm also a cautious skier. I get that what would help me improve is practicing/skiing more often than 1-2 times each year. My Dad, a ski jumper, taught me how to ski when I was 4 while living in New Jersey. I've skied back East (Vermont, etc.), Colorado, New Mexico, and recently, Arizona (White Mountains - Sunrise) - I live in Arizona. I used to ski 3-4 times a year; now I ski 1-2 times a year. My "main" ski trip has been my annual one in March to Vail/Beaver Creek. I own my own boots (Full Tilt Mary Janes) and poles (adjustable). I've gotten to the point that I enjoy well-groomed Blue runs, stay away from moguls when I can help it (attempting to spare my knees and have nothing to prove, so to speak - I'm 50). I've been renting demo skis. I just rented Head Absolute Joy skies, which I really liked and seemed to work well with my boots (well calibrated, I suppose!). Based on what I've shared, what skis would you recommend for me? I weigh 117 pounds, 5'4" tall. Thank you! Kristin


Welcome to EpicSki!  I getting in more ski days about ten years ago when I was 50.  Taking full advantage of being retired to ski a lot than when I was working since I live in the southeast.

 

I bought the Absolut Joy for skiing in the southeast and Mid-Atlantic.  I'm about your weight and a little shorter.  Have become an advanced skier in recent years by skiing a lot more days out west and taking lessons from very experienced instructors.  What length do you have?

 

My all-mountain skis are Blizzard Black Pearls.  If I were looking for new skis, I would consider the Rossi Temptation line or the Nordica Wild Belle.

 

You might take a look at TheSkiDiva.com for other ideas.

 

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