Hi all, I'm an average skiier, maybe 75 days experience, 40 yo in decent shape. 5'8 155lb. I have been skiing 15 years and now feeling like the old guy with the oldest skis on the mountain. I have had the same k2 apache forever and looks like time to move on. They still work great on groomers but I can't seem to progress if there is any decent amount of pow or crud I really struggle. My old 167 apaches are 68 wide in the middle! 109 68 99.
I ski west coast - California, Colorado, Utah. Hoping to get to Canada sometime.
My budget isn't huge, maybe $400 with bindings because I expect to spend quite a bit on some boots to fit my funky feet.
I'm thinking to get something 90-100 wide and probably 167 to 170? Are these good numbers for intermediate skiier and all mountain ski with my height and weight? I would like an all-mountain ski that can rip groomers but also navigate crud and get me more excited to go off-piste though not too crazy or anything I just want to be able to get down without so much dang effort and enjoy the snow more. Haha, who doesn't want the magical one ski quiver? Right now I kind of dread any day with 4" or more of new snow.
Was looking at some 2017 Brahma's for $300 w shipping. 166cm.
Would like maybe a little longer but I'm guessing this would be a big improvement over my old k2s.
Also curious about the Enforcer 93s
I just started researching today and have no experience buying skis. My k2s were given to me by a friend and I've never thought twice about it until my last trip when people were commenting on my aged skis and I was really struggling with tons of snow. I don't know anything about ski brands or models so any help or deal links is much appreciated.