Work Horse/Bruce Wayne of Skiing
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Everybody says it, but if somebody were to tell me I could only ski on one pair of skis for the rest of my life, this would be my first choice. We had a lot different conditions at Squaw last year, everything from blower pow to nice firm "Don't fall on this steep ice stuff or you're gonna be hurting". And I found myself on these skis just about every darn day even when we were setting gates..
A true Big MTN ski that floats on blower, carves on groomers (nice GS turns), doesn't chatter at speed, and holds up durability wise (even with a silly boy like me beating on them..). These things are such a special ski!
Shift binding is my first choice, but Warden MNC 13 and STH2 16 are great as well. (STH is WTR binding, check with your local shop to make sure your boot is WTR compatable)
If you're on the east coast or want a more narrow ski, I'd suggest one of the 107s little cousins, the Vantage 97ti, 97carbon, or 90ti!!