years skiing: 8
what runs: mostly blue diamonds, a few blacks, also like to jump off main trail and ski some fresh powder every once in awhile
where do I ski: twice a year east coast (Vermont), twice a year in the West (Utah, Jackson Hole, Tahoe, etc)
budget: $500, looking for a used ski (demo, etc)
Overall I would consider myself a very good skier, that tries to keep up with my brother in law which is an expert. I really need a ski that gives me that extra comfort, and truely makes me a better skier on those tougher runs, and when we hop off in to the trees & powder Something that will give me ultimate control.
Please help, I"m looking to buy within the next week as I'm taking a trip to Jackson Hole in January and want to get on them in Vermont at least once before that. Thanks in advance for helping a newbie out!