depends on the moguls, and a whole lot more
first part: depends on the moguls. moguls vary. broad packed powder moguls are with smooth contours are very
. tight, sharp, cut-off moguls suck pretty bad.
: you can ask a good skiers or instructors "how are the moguls on the face?", and they will know what you are asking.
second part: technique.. always take a lesson
if you are weak in an area of skiing. you will get hours and hours of increased pleasure after learning proper technique in a lesson. The way intermediate and advanced skiers ski moguls well, harmoniously one might say, is to remain in the troughs between moguls, slide your tails
at all points of the turns, use a forward skiing side slip
to set yourself up perfectly, pivot
above the bump, slide
your tails around it. Very important. Carving is a definite not
in a mogul field, they will teach you at Park City, probably really good instructors.
So the ski you want is a ski that you can "release" the tails, so you can do the tail sliding necessary to control speed and side slip where necessary to match terrain. This is a ski that does not have major side cut, it may have less side cut in the tail, and is generally of high quality, but not overly stiff. Length about to your nose to give the knees a break. Want to run a model by me or trek chick or whoever, we always chime in on gear stuff.
Lastly, people keep tearing it up well beyond 50, but they prepare better. Bicycle, core work outs
, stretching or yoga, warm ups
before you get on the chair. Trust me, ya' gotta do it. Then you can keep rippin, anywhere you enjoy skiing, any time.