Since you indicate that you will ski pre***ly on groomed trails, I
would recommend a good classic light touring ski like the Fischer Superlight
to start or perhaps a ski leaning toward more performance like a Fischer SC
or RCS. This will provide the best learning curve and performance on groomed
terrain. I would get separate gear for untracked and deep snow since the
requirements of the ski are so different. The Fischer Country Crowns would
be fine there.
> Newsgroups: rec.skiing.nordic
> Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2000 04:32:23 GMT
> Subject: Touring Skis - Just getting started - Experience with Fischer Country
> I am just getting started in the sport here in Denver, and thought I
> would buy my own, instead of renting like I have been doing.
> I will mainly be on the groomed trails at a nordic center, but may
> want the ability to head off on my own.
> While browsing the stores, the Fischer Country Crowns were
> recommended. Does anyone have experience with these??
> It seems that trying to find stores here in Denve with XC stuff is a
> chore. REI is carrying the stuff, but it seems that Gart Sports is
> getting out of it, and Grand West Outfitters didn't have anything in
> my size (6'3").