This is my second full season of riding and with all the deals going on and getting the tax return, it got me thinking about a possibly getting a second board. Here are my stats:
Current Setup: 149 K2 Darkstar with K2 Formula bindings
I'd consider myself an intermediate as I have only been able to go down the hills that Minnesota has to offer. Mostly, I enjoy carving and playing around on my way down although I do enjoy picking up some speed. I don't really get into the park minus a few jumps here and there and don't foresee myself really getting into it. Also, I plan on going out west at least once a year starting next season if that makes a difference. Boards I've been looking at so far are Rossignol Onemagtek, NS SL and K2 Slayblade.
I kinda think those might be more board than you need for your small hills.
Try something like a Flow Drifter or K2 Raygun. Both will be very capable on you once a year trip, but much more fun on a smaller hill.
Thanks for the input. Looking at the Raygun, it seems to have great reviews everywhere I've looked. Not sure I'm a fan of the graphics on the Drifter though. (although it's not like I have to look at that while I'm riding)