I'm a Washington DC boy, and i've been skiing up and down the east coast for years. But I also frequently take trips out west, to powder-meccas such as Jackson Hole or Whistler.
Skiing is my life's biggest passion, and thus, I knew I was going to eventually leave the slopes of New England and venture west, to the skiing powerhouses. So, I applied to college throughout the Rockies and PNW, and eventually settled on Western Washington Uni. The local mountain there is Mt. Baker, well known for ridiculous amounts of powder and freeride skiing. Up until now, the east coast has limited me to Groomers and Icy Carves, but I'm now preparing to take the official step up to All-Mountain skiing. I'm an expert at carving and moguls, and i've spent weeks on west-excursions skiing hip-deep pow. I consider myself a very hard-charging and aggressive skier, and i'm on the bigger side at 6'2 185 Pd.
I'm not at a financial standpoint to have multiple skis, and i'm looking for the do-it all ski, one that can handle the deep wet backcountry at Baker and Whistler, tear through Cold Smoke in the Rockies, and still enable me to carve (somewhat) for when i return to the East or for when i'm in a carving mood.
I guess i'm looking for a all-mountain back ski, one that's wide enough to handle feet of powder, but still can maintain decent groomer ability. Anything between 105-120 MM would be great, and i'm assuming i'll spend 60% of my time off-piste, and 40% on.
Any suggestions? Thanks!
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