I am looking to pick up a pair of skis and have a couple options I'd welcome input on ...
First is the Atomic D$ in a 184, second is a 4FRNT Pique in a 183. Both are new and are basically the same cost (approx $250) and budget is a consideration. If there is a compelling reason to spend more I am all ears.
I'm looking for something that will ski variable conditions well, with an emphasis on front side skiing. Some time will be spent on groomers and some time will be spent on the runs between the groomers (Mineral Basin/Supreme type terrain). All skiing will be out west (CO and UT).
While I know both are a little narrow for the CO and UT crowd ... to be honest my true powder days are limited and if it is really deep I will demo.
I am a pretty competent skier, comfortable on pretty much any run on the mountain, but what I really like is blasting variable radius turns on "black," non-groomed runs. Bumps are not my forte but I will occasionally try a few runs.
I am 6'2", 215lbs, if that helps.
Thanks in advance for any input.