I am 17 years old, 5'9" and about 130lbs. I've stopped growing for the most part so am looking for some skis that will last me a couple years.
I ski in Maryland/Pennsylvania, so we don't get much powder, but I would still like a ski that can perform in the powder if it comes along.
For the most part I am a starter with rails, I don't do jumps, but I do like backcountry (60% groomers, 25% rails, 15% backcountry/powder).
I'd like a ski that is around or under $500, and is between 80-90 underfoot, and around 170cm.
So far I'm mainly looking at the Armada El Rey, but I'm not sure what else is/would be better.
Sparknotes: Need 170cm ski, 80-90 underfoot, that is good all around and is under $500.