I am buying my first pair of NEW skis in 15 years and am looking for some recommendations. I am an expert skier, female, 5'6", 123 lbs and for the last 8 years have been skiing on a variety of Atomic SL race skis that are 'hand-me-ups' from my teenage racing kids. I ski almost exclusively in Vermont, so something that holds well on hardpack is a must. I like a short turn radius ski as there isn't a lot of big open territory here to really let em rip. I would like something that is fast yet maneuverable and that can make the transition from skiing groomed trails to hitting some bump runs and occasional glades.
My family is suggesting that I try out some all Mountain skis and I don't know where to start. Many of my friends have the Head Supershapes and like them but the local shop is out of demos. I tried the Volkl Tierras yesterday and was not wowed. They held well on hardpack and were quite fast, but not quick (they required a lot of effort to carve a tighter turn) and were meh in the bumps.