In the parking lot (formerly "At the base lodge")
- Nov 17, 2022
- Pocatello, ID
Hi, I'm 40 years old 6'0 and 250 pounds. I've been skiing for the last couple of years after a 16 year break. I am currently skiing on a pair of 176cm Elan Amphibio 84 Ti's. I live in Pocatello, Idaho ( 2 hours straight north of SLC on I-15) so I ski at Pebble Creek and Pomerelle Mountain. Targhee, Jackson and all the UT resorts are all within 2.5 hours of me . I ski with my 4 kids who range in age from 8-16, so I cover all kinds of terrain. I spend time on the groomed runs and off trail in the trees, etc. Since my current skis are on the narrow side, so I sink quite a bit when I'm off in the trees. I was looking at all mountain skis like the Atomic Maverick and the Elan Ripstick. Will these 2 skis be pretty comparable to each other? I'm also not sure if there would be much difference between the Maverick 95's and the 100's as well as the Ripstick 96 vs 106 for width. I'm thinking about getting 180 cm skis in length. Are there any other skis that might suit me better? I can get a brand new pair of Maverick 100 ti's with Tyrolia Attack 14 bindings for $500 and the Ripstick 96 with the same bindings for $550. Any insight or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.