Hi folks- new to the forum, glad to find it.
I'm looking to buy new skis while there are some great sales on, but am not sure where to start. I've done some research, but it seems like there's a lot of conflicting advice. Would love some extra input. Ideally, I'd be able to demo in advance, but that's not an option so I'm ok with buying now & just re-selling next season if I end up with something that doesn't work out.
About me: I'm about to retire, 60 yrs old, 6'2" 190 lbs and am pretty athletic and in good shape (save for some knee problems now and then). I've only been able to ski about 10-15 days a year in the past & would consider myself a level 7/aspiring level 8 skier. In retirement, I expect to at least double my number of days. I'm looking for a great all mountain ski for primarily western (CO & WY) conditions. I'm not overly aggressive because of my knee probs, but like to challenge myself & hope to continue to improve my technique.
Anybody have any suggestions for particular brands/models that might fit my needs that I should look into, sizing, etc? I've got boots I love already, so am set there. Thanks in advance.