After living in Salt Lake City for 2 years and skiing the 'Bird for 2 seasons, and then living here in Bellingham for 3 years and skiing Baker for 3 seasons, my job and family considerations are moving me back to my homeland - the east coast. Will be set up in Pottsville, PA, which is near to Jack Frost/Big Boulder, Blue Mountain, etc. So, obviously my ski gear needs are going to change massively.
These past few seasons, I've run with Line Influence 105's (179cm) as the daily driver and Atomic Automatics (179cm) for pow days. I also have a pair of fairly beat up Dynastar Slicers (169cm) that I'll run early season when it's rocky and thin. I don't think any of these are thin enough to be a daily driver in PA - it's been more than 5 years since I've skied there, but I remember the ice.
So my question - what do you guys recommend as a daily driver ski for the conditions in PA? My initial thought is something around 80mm waist, but I'm not sure if I should go even narrower and get a real trench layer, since I already have the odd softer days covered with the Influence/Slicers. The Autos will probably sit in the closet waiting for Western trips
The next question is, what length? I haven't bought groomer skis in so long, I don't have a good idea of how short to go compared to my longer, more heavily rockered boards. For reference, I am 5'8" and around 140-145lbs, strong level 7 skier, possibly edging into 8.
Thanks in advance for any help, folks!