Looking for some expert advice.
Intermediate/Advanced looking for an all mountain ski. Age 44, 190 lbs, 6 foot, weekend warrior type that is still looking for some excitement and adventure off piste, but usually finds my way back to groomers as my legs can't take too terrible a beating. Grew up skiing 195 cm, then shifted to 188 with the K2 4. Last couple years been skiing on 162 cm Ross Zenith Z5 (great ski on piste, but a bit too short and limiting off piste)
I will be skiing mostly Colorado and Lake Tahoe this year. I am thinking of a few skis.
1. K2 Apache Xplorer 177 cm (should I go for the 170?)
2. Atomic Smoke TI
3. Sjolomon Xwing Fury
4. Nordica Explorer
Something else to consider? I want to stick around $600 (most likely last year's model new or used)
Based upon my age and not being in the best of shape, would I be better off with the 170 cm or 177 cm for most skiis?. I still like to bust it up and haul ass.