I'm looking for the best ski to fit...
A ski for skiing at the resort. Usually I end up going all over the mountain, but could end up outside the resort hiking for fresh tracks. The skis need to be able to handle natural jumps and rock/cliff features, nothing bigger than 40ft. I don't have too much style so I don't need too much flex for the butters and stuff people can do.
I used the Salomon QST 106 and the Blizzard Bonafide 98 last year.
Sometimes carving up groomers is the best part of the day if it's a quick day or just a couple runs. I loved the way the Bonafides were stiff and carved well, but I ended up using the QSTs more as snow increased. I liked their playfulness, but the QST did not hold edges as well as the Bonafides.
I found it easier to land decent sized airs on QST 106 vs. Bonafide 98 (obv. surface area). I suppose this has to be factored into my ski choice at least a little bit.
Are there any skis that are 105-115 in this range that have a some type of combo between edge/performance, playfulness, durability...
Would love to hear what people use or what they think. Thanks.