I am in need of new skis pretty badly. Yesterday I got the chance to try out the Volkl Mantra 5 and K2 Mindbender 99. Both were really fun skis and I am now debating on the two skis. I loved how the Volkl was snappy and responsive. My only hesitance is how it will perform in softer snow on a powder day. The K2 was also fun, but didn't seem as responsive as the over.
Anybody have any thoughts on these two skis? I am riding in the PNW at places like Mission Ridge and Stevens Pass which typically don't see a ton of snow like places in Utah or Colorado. I am really looking for a ski that can perform in all conditions but will also give me the freedom to get into deeper and tougher conditions that can vary.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!