Hello, I have been looking into buying my first pair of skis and was looking for some help deciding. Thanks!
First, here is some information that might help you guys help me:
LOCATION: West Coast (California), both Mammoth and some of the SoCal mountains
HEIGHT/AGE/WEIGHT: 5'9", 16 years old, and 155ish pounds
ABILITY LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced(?), can ski blacks with no problems, moguls can give me some trouble, love skiing the park but not that great :P
BUDGET: Preferably under $500 without bindings, obviously the cheaper the better
WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR: A twin-tip ski that can take me through most of the mountain, I spend about 40% on groomers, 40% in the park, and 20% off-piste, as close to a one-ski quiver as possible
I've been doing some research (shown in the spreadsheet that hopefully was attached to this post. One of my largest questions is in relation to underfoot width. I would like substantial width so that my off-piste adventures go smoothly, but as most of my time is spent in the park and on groomers, I don't know if I'll need that much width. Any suggestions? Also, if there are any skis that you think would fit the bill that aren't listed, please give me a heads up so I can look into them.