B in the D, I learned to ski tele. Like, 25 years ago. I was never better than a good green.
Life goes on, now I want to ski so as to not hate winter as much as I usually do.
Took some lessons at Butternut, then a nice 3 hour private lesson at Sugarbush, wherein I tested the patience of a VietNam vet.
Incredible instructor, but dang if I didn't trust my skis. Oh, and did the "look all the way down the mountain and freak out" thing, but that's better now.
Anyway...I'm 5'3" and built curvy. Va-va-va-voom as they would say. So, nice low and wide center of gravity. 150 pounds.
I have a pair of Origins, 144s, integrated bindings, but dang if they aren't a bit too fast for me. Got fitted for some boots, which
are nice and flexy for a beginner and I can wear all day long.
When my instructor questioned the ski, he had me switch out for some real beginner shorties. Huge difference in my confidence level.
So...I want to buy for this season. I expect to spend around 20-25 days on the snow, Mt. Snow, with some weekends at Sugarbush. My goal would be to be comfortable/confident at the edge of the skis "speed limit" on the less challenging blues by the end of the season. I'm 50. I will not be hucking off ANYTHING. I will not even think about woods or bump runs.
My goal is to become a confident and dynamic skier at speed on easier to intermediate runs, and to be able to ski for the day.
Frontside groomers all okay with me. I am NOT looking to make captain by midnight. It's the journey and the challenge!
Also, I have two young boys and I teach high school in the inner city. Broken bones not conducive to that sort of thing.
What would you pick for me? Can I ski a junior length? I really did like the level of confidence and control the shorties gave me. While I won't be spending $1,000, I would rather own then pass them down as I outgrow them.
My 10 year-old is also learning, so nice to be able to ski with him, too.
Any and all help appreciated. Will trade good info for my Lutheran ex-mother-in-laws' meatloaf recipe, which is the best in the universe, bar none.
Snow in Vermont last night....
Cheers to all.
Whatchu think experts?