Hi, I pretty new around here, I've just come back to skiing after being out of it for 24 years. Last year was my first time back. I picked up snowboarding in my late teens and have been on one until last year.
Things have certainly changed since the 80's LOL. I picked up a pair of Elan MAG 8's 168 last year and it was like I had never left the sport. I jumped right back in it. I got about 30-35 days in last year.
My problem is that in deeper snow, I get my ass kicked on these skis of mine.
Ski Specs: 168cm 123/74/104
I'm thinking of giving my Elan's to the wife, so she can learn on them.
I ski mainly Steamboat Springs
I am 40 years old, 215lbs, 5'10
I consider myself at about a level 6 skier.
I have no idea about the new designs in skis, like I said, I skied on straight 185 Dynastars back in the day.
What size ski should I be looking for that will get me through the powder days, but still allow me to ski on the days when all the slopes are groomed?
I know there is no one perfect ski for all conditions, but I really can't afford a bunch of different sizes, I'm one of those in need of a one ski quiver.
Thanks for any help,