Alright, I need some help picking a pair/pairs of skis for this upcoming year. First, my situation. So I grew up skiing about 20-30 times a year in Colorado up until I was about 17 where I had to focus on other sports as I was planning on playing collegiate sports. I just finished my last year of D1 sports and could not be more excited to get back into skiing but am out of the loop on changes to gear etc... I'll ski 30-40 times this year, hopefully more, with varying groups of friends and family. I either need a nice pair of skis that can handle everything from the standard mountain to some serious back country, with emphasis on the back country as it is easier to compensate for the groomers compared to the other way around. Or would it be better to get 2 cheaper pairs, one for powder/back country and one for the average day? I'm 6 ft 200 lbs and usually ski aggressively of powerfully if that makes sense. I would consider my level to be expert once I get back into it.
Another way to phrase what I'm asking is how truly are "all mountain" skis all mountain? and what pair would you recommend for me if I was looking for an all mountain ski which leans towards back country and powder? Or what 2 pairs would you recommend that cover all the bases?
Have at it!
Thanks for your help!