Currently, she uses some Salomon snowblades that she has had for awhile, and that she really enjoys using.
Lately I have been encouraging her to get "normal" skis (as her only other skis are old racing skis), as I guessed that regular skis might help her gain some confidence, and that down the line, they might allow her to progress to some faster and more challenging skiing.
But... she seriously likes her snowblades, and is perfectly content with the blue runs!
My question is, what IS wrong with snowblades, and what advantages would normal skis provide her? I know nothing about skiing, and from what I read, snowblades are actually EASIER to use than normal skis on easier groomed runs! But I never see any other blades on the hills... so there must be some reason.
So why SHOULD she upgrade to normal skis, if she's content with the blue groomers? Being a snowboarder, I assume there must be an advantage... but don't really know!