I am returning to skiing this next year after taking most of the last 10 years off. I am hoping for some advice on new skis. I will be spending two weeks skiing (at least 10 days in Vail each year) and hopefully more as time permits. I am 44 years old, 5'8" and weigh 165 pounds.
My background is that I raced both the highschool league in MN and USSA. I still like to ski fast but I avoid the bumps due to my right knee and have limited experience in deep powder but I like to ski off the back of Vail down to Minturn a few times during my trips to Vail. I love steep groomed stuff and enjoy making fast GS turns. My last ski purchase was a pair of 200cm Volkl race skis that I loved. My last 3 skis were Volkls but they were all of the old long variety.
I would greatly appreciate some advice on a ski to purchase preferrably this summer at a discount if possible. I would also be curious for some advice on how long a ski would be appropriate.
Thanks in advance!