That's what you have to put up with in South Dakota along with spotty snow. Had an epic local pass and rode a lot at keystone, breck, and a-basin.
I cheaped out and bought 2011/12 no times in a 182 for $200 bucks last season and they were great but I want something a bit longer. I'm looking for somewhat playful ski in a longer length, between 184-189 that is a park ski, preferably symmetric. Not looking for a super noodle, just a ski to butter around on a bit.
I've been looking at the afterbangs in a 184, k2 domains (although I'm not sure of the sizes), I've heard the joystick these skis might come out in a 185 this season, and that's about as far as I got.
Price wise, something within reason as I don't have $600 to throw at skis.
Any suggestions or opinions will be looked at tediously. Durability is a big factor for traveling around and withstanding shitty and icy landings (if there is a landing).