True, much wider of a ski wouldn't really serve any advantage for you. You mentioned that your buying these ski's for a cat skiing trip next year, are you planning on purchasing some powder ski's before this season ends, or the beginning of next. For this year still you can look at the Rossi S7's, Volkl Kanta's or Gotama's, Atomic Access', Salomon Czar, Kastle MX108, the lists goes on and on. Anything in particular your looking for? Do you want a softer more playful ski, or a ski hard charging, big lines ski. Depending on what you want the ski's you want to look at vary a lot with it. As far as lengths go you should be looking at around ~172-180 IMO, longer if you want a harder charging ski, and on the shorter size for a more playful, quick turning ski.