I'm looking for a new powder ski for my light weight 14 year old, 95 pound, 5' 1" Colorado teen. He's a low level racer, skis the entire mountain, bump, trees, powder, etc. Aside from his race skis he is using a pair of Atomic Punx Jr III's in 150's. He would like a dedicated powder ski for Christmas. The rub is he seems to be right at he top of a Jr. ski, yet not quite into an adult ski. Through my online searches there are a couple adult ski I have found that might work. The Atomic Backland 85 come in 158 & 164, the Backland UL 85 in 163. The K2 in a 160. I would love to be able to get a couple years use out of them at least.
While these are listed as backcounty skis I'm thinking these might work well for him as a powder ski or am I pushing him into an adult ski too soon? Thoughts?