Originally Posted by jjonas
I'm 6', 200 lbs. Mostly ski east with occassional trips west for a week or two. I'm looking for a ski that does it all. A lot of my day is spent on bumps and trees in typical New England snow conditions. If you had to buy just one ski for everything, what would it be? What are you completely sold on, dedicated too and would recommend to a friend without question?
Boy jjonas, you have opened yourself up for a bunch of suggestions, many bolstered by people who swear by a certain brand loyality. Please remember what's good for one isn't always good for others. There's so many variations of skiing abilities and comfort zones out there. Get ready to be deluged.
My advice, this is the time of year that ski shops are dumping their inventory. there are some great deals out there right now. And there are so many good skis. Just about every ski manufacturer has great quality skis of similar sidecuts and widths. So, giving that info, look for a midfat with a waist around 78 or so in a length around 176 to 181, that has a turn radius of anywhere from 17 to 21 and you're going to find a good all round versatile ski that will help you feel comfortable doing what you want.
You have to do the rest. Research sales online and in shops and look for the deal you can afford and take from there. Rossignol, Volkl, K2, Solomon, they're all good.