What's up ns, I'm a fairly new skier looking for opinions on my first ski purchase.
I'm looking for a softer mid-fat ski that's playful and will do well in the park as I progress and want to start hitting rails and jumps more, but can also hold its own in some fresh stuff and steep terrain. I ride most often at Mt. Ripley in Michigan's upper peninsula, but I also spend a good amount of time at Mt. Bohemia where there is lots of glade skiing and some gnarly cliffs.
I'm 5'7" 140 lbs and I was looking at the J vacation in a size 173. Is this a good fit for what I'll be doing and size-wise? What other suggestions do you guys have as well?