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hi all , i am just about to make my first trip to the usa (aspen/snowmass) to ski, and am going to take the oppertunity to demo some skis, these will be my first set of skis, so would really appreciate some of advice on what to go for

age; 45 years young
weight; 93 k (205 lbs) (or short and stocky)
height ; 1.67m (5'6")
ability ; level 7 according to most guides on this forum
experience ; about 35 days skiing on piste skiing, i consider myself to be quite good on all groomed blue runs, and able to get down most black runs (but without much style)

aims; to improve technique on groomed runs and to learn to handle variable conditions with confidence, also learn to enjoy bumps.
after my first taste of off piste in austria last year i would also like to see some off piste and glade skiing whilst in aspen.

i have rented salamon x scream/ atomic c-9/ stockli/and volkl unlimited(between 156cm and 164cm in lenght) in the past and seem to get on with the volkl's and stockli the best.
i would think a ski that has a 70/30 piste/off piste ratio would suit me fine

also i five half days of private lessons booked in aspen taking in all four mountains so hope to be given a good test whilst there

hope you can help cheers: