I'm 32, 6 feet, 200-210 lbs... Last winter was my first time on skis after 17 years... I just used whatever the rental shop gave me but I'm now looking into buying equipment for the upcoming season so any recommendations would be highly appreciated.
I'm in Toronto so I'll mostly ski our little Blue Mountain here but hoping to spend some time on "real" mountains (east coast, groomed terrain) as well. As for my skill level... I'd say intermediate right now but hoping to prove myself as an advanced as soon as I have a chance to spend some more time skiing again. Like I said I'm just getting back into it after a 17-year break but I do have a solid foundation from childhood (I skied about 20+ days every winter between the ages 7 to 14) so I'm looking for a more advanced ski that I can "grow into" pretty soon.
I've recently been looking into last year's Volkl AC3 (around $400) and AC20 ($550) in 177cm... Any suggestions as to which would be more appropriate for my needs? Any other suggestions?