First post here, have been enjoying the boards for the past year or so as I contemplated getting back into skiiing after 10 or so years away.
Last week, was my first time back and I went on a day trip up to Windham, and had a blast, I got bitten by the ski bug like I knew I would.
I have arranged several day trip over the next month, in order to refine my skills for a group trip up to Whiteface during President's week. And this brings me to my question, which one quiver ski best fits my style? I want to demo a nice pair for that Lake Placid trip.
I am 28, 5'11", 170lbs.
Live in NYC, so most day trips are to the Catskills/Poconos, with hopefully a few Vt weekends thrown in and a dream trip out west a year.
Conditions: East coast ice, crud, packed crud, with the occasional day of decent powder.
I was a level 7-8, and I hope to get back to there fairly quickly, I do not go too hard, prefer to cruise with friends. I generally stay on-piste, but do enjoy heading for some trees when the conditions are nice.
After doing my own initial research I like what I see in the K2 Crossfire's, although it seems like some Fischer and Volkl models come very highly recommended here. So I am looking for your opinions. I want to demo a great pair of skis for Lake Placid, with the hopes of buying a new pair at the end of the season. Thanks in advance for all the help.