Tis the season to start looking for gear deals. We started my daughter last year at 2 1/2 years old. It has been a joy to watch her progress to linking wedge turns on her own this year (3 1/2). She has been out about 25-30 times between last season & this year so far. A "time" is anywhere from one run to 4 hours depending on weather and attitude. For anyone familiar with the area, she can ski Bradford (where I patrol) from top to bottom -- all 250 feet of verticle .
She's currently on Fischer RXJ 70cm shaped skis ( - has been for the last 2 seasons. I read somewhere that her skis should be chin length, they are mid chest. She is 39" (99cm) tall, chin is 32.5" (82cm) collarbone is 30.5 (76cm). She is pretty thin - only 28.5#. If we are on harder snow (ie - new england packed powder) I notice that she can't flex the skis much (can see daylight under the waist).
So - long story short - should I be looking for some 80cm for next year? Any recommendations on "softer" junior skis? I expect she's on track for a 20+ day season next year as well.