Hey guys, I'm a 16 year old kid from Colorado buying my first pair of powder skis for this upcoming winter. I'm 5'8" and 130 pounds, but I expect to grow another 2-4 inches in the next year or two. I'm a pretty advanced skiier looking for a powder ski that will be good for throwing down on some medium cliffs and general powder frolicking. This ski doesn't necessarily have to have any all-mountain or hybrid features, as I already have my regular pair of skis(2012 afterbangs). I"m trying to stay within a pretty cheap budget of $400-$500. So far, I've been looking on evo.com and found what I think might be good for me, but I need your advice.
Also, I'm only resort skiing at Monarch Mountain and possibly Summit County, probably 5 really good powder days a year. Do you think powder skis are worth the buy? Or should I just risk renting and demos whenever a pow day shows up? Keep in mind I'm trying to make these skis work for many seasons.
Apo Rise Up- A pretty sweet deal at $312. I'm debating the 176 or 184 size because I wan't the ski to last for many seasons, after I keep growing.(I'm 173cm tall)
Sorry for the long post. Thanks for any advice guys!
P.S. Inexpensive bindings advice would be awesome too