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Can you recommend these skis?

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Hi all, This is my first post so forgive me if I'm going about this wrong. After checking around some I'm looking at getting the Atomic C9 skis. (170cm) I've skied off and on since the late sixties and am now getting back to the slopes after a 9 year hiatis. I'm 5'8" and 170 lbs. and consider myself an intermediate skier. I need an all mountain ski and I ski on the great northwest mountains of Washington. Any suggestions?
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I weigh 145 lbs. and I have the Atomic C:9 in a 170cm length. It is a very good intermediate/advance ski, great for getting your carving down. However, you said you are looking for all-mountain and you are in the Northwest. Not a good match with the C:9. It is a very lightweight fun carver, but it can't easily plow through the heavy snow you have up there. You will love it on the groomers, but otherwise, you will be struggling. Plus the waist is not what you need for all mountain. I think you'd be better off with a metron or something else. A Nordica Top Fuel? Elan M666? I would demo a few different skis while you get your groove back and find out what works best for you.
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Thanks for the tips. I don't get off of the groomed stuff or the mogels too much so maybe they could work. I probably won't get a chance to demo any skis.
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