6'1", 190 lbs, and spend all my time at the Vail Resorts. Mainly ski Breck, Keystone, and Vail in that order. I have an older pair of Atomic parabolics that do quite well for me on the groomers. I'm way overdue for a fatter ski, and looking to step up my powder game and hit the trees a bit harder up at 6 chair, Contest, and Imperial (Breck), North Peak at Keystone, and the back bowls at Vail. Nothing too tight though. I'd call myself an advanced skier (not expert) who has been held back by lack o' proper gear. Have skied a friend's '07 Mantras several times (I think they were 190's, but not absolutely sure) and loved them. Granted I know they're not the best powder skis, but compared to the Atomics, I have been in heaven. Because of my Mantra experience, I am shopping Volkl.
Anyway, should I hold out because none in this list match my height/weight/skiing style? i.e. the Katanas should be shorter and the Goats and Mantras longer? Is the ANT too much ski for me?
None of them are this year's models, but none are older than 06.