Hello everyone! I'm looking to get back into skiing after a 12 year hiatus. I was an intermediate to sometimes advanced skier when I stopped. I ski mostly Western New York as I live in Ohio, but would like something that can hold its own in Colorado or Utah. I need a ski that's good on hard-packed and crud, which is mostly what we have here. Not much in the way of powder. A good carving, all mountain ski. I'd like to do moguls eventually. I like a heavier ski, I think. Some ski suggestions have been Salomon QST Lux 92. Also can someone tell me what the 88 and 92 mean? Is this the width of the ski? Rossignol Black Ops women's dreamer and Black Pearl have been suggested. Also, Volkl Kenja 88, Dynastar M-Pro 84. Blizzard Sheena 9. Nordica Astral 84. Any K2 skiis? Mindbenders? Would love to hear any and all opinions from those with experience or knowledge of these skis. Also, what's a good length for someone 5'3". Does it still hold that the shorter the ski, the slower you will go? Any thoughts are appreciated. I'm really excited to be a part of the forum and to get back into skiing. And if you just love a ski not on my list, feel free to tell me all about it! Nothing over $600. Also, it doesn't have to be the latest and greatest.