Hello all, New to the board. I, well not new to skiing it sure does seem like it. Let me explain, I have been skiing for over 15 years but have taken the past 5 years off until this season. My love for skiing has been revived. The problem i am having is where to begin in looking for a new pair of skis. This year i used what i had from years ago. 1st or 2nd generation 184 Bandit X(i think 98 or 99) Since this seems to be the time to buy gear at a great price. I never have bought from demos since i live in SC where ski shops are few and far between and not sure NC mtns have demo days. If i could get some help on what would work best for me as a starting point it would be appreciated.
I am 6' 190 and stay on groomers majority of the time, except when i get a chance to go out west, mostly NC, will travel to snowshoe WV for a long weekend a year and will be restarting my yearly week long trip out west next year. What skis fit this range and what length should they be. What will work for hard groomers but will also get me through pow on my west trips. It is about 50/50 East West coast Skiing. 5-6 Days East Coast and a week out West is all i can get in. Thanks