I'm a level 7/8 skier looking for a one ski fit all setup. My old skis are circa 2000 salomon X-screams 7's (173's i believe) that have seen their fair share of rocks, michigan ice, bowls, and are in desperate need of retiring.
I found epicski a few months ago and it sent me in about 1000 different directions as far as ski choice was concerned. So after doing a little research, I'm back to re-ask my question and hope to be a little more focused.
I only get to ski a few times a year, tragic i know, and only ski resorts (even more tragic?). I am 5'11/6'0 and 185-190lbs.
I don't spend any time on groomers unless its chasing down the mountain in search of food or goofing around. I spend all of my time in bowls or sneaking around in the trees in search of pow.
So the ski's I'm looking to find would be mainly off piste skis. Now I've never really skied fat skis as you can tell from my last pair , and I'm unsure of what to get. My old skis where like anchors in powder for sure, but I'm not certain of what width I should be shooting for.
So far my search has lead me to the Nordica Hellcats, Fischer watea 94, and a host of ski brands I've never heard of. I'm thinking I should be shooting for around 178 ski right?
Which ski would you recommend? I have no problem picking up an older version either. I'm just looking for something that I can ski up the fresh stuff, but not completely be slow and un-energetic when transferring lifts and practicing my GS turns on the cords.