Hey guys I just went skiing for the first time ever this season and am hooked, I am a kiteboarder but I definitely want to spend my winters skiing now.
I'm moving to Hood River, so I would say about half my time will be in the park with friends on Mt Hood, and the other half will be skiing bowls and bumps and shit with my parents at PC/alta
I'm buying my first setup this summer so I can shred all winter/spring, looking for some advice as to what I might want to look for. I've read up on a lot of the tech stuff but it seems like most skis are geared toward cruising around, or dedicated for park.
I've never skied in the pacific northwest yet (only 10 days at park city) so I'm also not sure what those conditions might make me lean toward.
I'm 27, pretty athletic and in shape. 5'9 145 lbs. Here's a little video of me sliding around in the 2 weeks I learned how to ski if it helps judge my (lack of) skill :P https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8WnXzQyPFM