I have been hoping to buy new skis for about 5 years and I took a women's ski program at Kirkwood Ski Resort and finally decided I must get new skis immediately.
I typically ski the groomers but have been drowning in the powder that has been abundant at Kirkwood this year and have been dragged into powder by my friends who ski better than me and have fancy super wide skis.
I am Female, 5 ft 7in and 140 lbs ski double black diamonds in nice more than 6 year old short 160 Head Intelligence Performance shaped skis (I think that is official name?)... but my knees shake when I think of powder/off piste skiing..need to get over that and am looking for a ski I can use all over Kirkwood Ski Resort - my 2nd home.
Based upon my research I am thinking of buying the following skis and going with a shorter/160ish size again.
Nordica Nemenis (too stiff for me?)
Volkl Kiku (2010 has too much rocker for me to use on my groomers?)
Those in the know, please give me some input before I make this big-output of cash...Thanks!