Hiiiiiiii lady gabber I’m new here. Gonna go ahead and get two birds stoned at once (if you get the reference then we’re friends) and introduce myself and ask for some advice with picking out new skis.
My name is Anna, I’m 23 and currently live in Teton Valley, ID, where I’m a liftie at Grand Targhee Resort in the winter and a raft guide on the Snake River in the summer. I’m originally from Louisiana, so I’m basically the raddest Cajun chick on sticks!!!!!!
So.... new skis. Here we go. I learned to ski last year, but since I work at the lifts and ski pretty much every day, I’ve gotten pretty decent. Currently, I’m on Nordica Santa Ana 100’s, 169 length. This season I’ve started to ski a lot faster and more aggressively, and I’ve started hucking cliffs and going all over the mtn. I can keep up with skiers and riders who’ve been riding for years (I just don’t look as steezy). Anyway, the Nordica’s are starting to feel a little squirrely and unstable at high speeds in choppy shit. Not sure if it’s because the ski is soft, or because it’s too short. I’m 5’9” and 170 pounds, so too short is very likely. Also, I mean, I live in the Tetons. 100 underfoot isn’t quite cutting it on powder days. I’m looking for a new ski that’s fatter than 100 and a bit stiffer that comes in longer lengths. Not opposed to looking at men’s skis (I’ve got a pretty hard lady boner for my boyfriend’s Moment Bibby). I’m not afraid to get a ski that may be a bit too much for me at first, because I want to keep getting better.
I would really appreciate some recommendations for skis that you think would be a good fit for me! Also, if there are any ladies in the Tetons looking for a buddy to ski with, I’m getting real tired of skiing with my bf and his friends :)