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Ski advice: revisited

post #1 of 6
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I'm a 45 year old mom planning to buy skis for the first time.  I've always rented in the past and have never really paid attention to the ski.  I'm a Level 7 skier and typically ski Colorado.  I'm not super aggressive, but not passive either.  I avoid the bumps, but I'm not overly afraid of steep.  I ski about 15 days a year and have skied since the old straight-ski-with-safety-straps days.  I'm 5'9" and 160 lbs. with an average fitness level. 


I read the "skis for mum" thread and got some ideas there.  What sounds right to you as far as ski and appropriate length?




post #2 of 6

Three (or 4 or 5) skis I'd recommend off the top of my head that I would put on my short list if I were you are Blizzard Viva 7.6, Nordica Conquer, Hart Beat and K2 Lotta Luv.   


Those skis would take you most anywhere you want to go.


These are all skis with the high 70's in the waist which will enable you to handle snowy days with the carvability to let you have fun on groomers.  


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post #3 of 6

Hello, I live and ski in Colorado. I agree with the Lotta Luv recommendation.  The Nordica Conquer is 84 underfoot and, in my opinion, a bit wide for everyday skiing in Colorado.  The Olympia Victory is a bit narrower and is more similar to the Lotta Luv specs.   You may want to narrow your options and demo those skis while you are in Colorado.  If you ski at Breck, let me know and I can help you.

post #4 of 6
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Thanks, Trekchick and Skier31.  I really don't know what I should look for, so I appreciate the advice.  You've given me a great place to start my search.  We will be in Breckenridge in November. Do you have a ski shop there? 


Thanks for the help!

post #5 of 6

Norway Haus has rentals and there are a couple of other places as well that have a good selection of quality women's skis. I will get the names for you.

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thank you, skier31.  I'm always overwhelmed by the number of ski shops in town and don't know where to start.  I got my boots out there, but had a ski instructor along with me to tell me where to go and what to look at. 
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