I hesitate to say powder because....well, it's the east coast.
My daily driver this year will be Dynastar Sultan 85's at 178cm. I ski mostly at Magic Mountain in southern Vermont with a few days at Killington, hopefully this year a few days at Mad River, and hopefully a few days at Stowe. I'm 51, 6'0", and around 180 lbs. Very fit (run 20+ miles per week, lift regularly, do a fairly intense core workout, etc). I used to race in college and still ski pretty aggressively but nowhere near what I did in my 20's. On a trip to JH last year we skied Tower 3, Toilet Bowl, Hoop's Gap, Beartooth, etc. I bailed on Alta Chutes because of the exposure and also Corbet's even though it was pretty easy with all the snow last year. If you're familiar with Magic, I'll ski Red Line with one stop if the snow cover is good. I don't mind the 3-5 foot drops there...
I'm looking for a specific tool. A ski that is quick turning and wide enough to handle a foot or so of new snow...this could be light, medium, or wet cement. We do a lot of skiing in the woods at Magic and Killington, and I'm looking forward to re-acquaitning myself with MRG and Stowe. I have a pair of Dynamic VR17 slalom carvers in 173cm for skiing in the trees when the snow is old and/or hard. They work great for that. I'm looking fo a tool that works in the EC woods (tight) when the snow is new and more than 6" deep. It would be great if they work as a 1-ski western "quiver" (I hate that word) for a trip to Tahoe or SLC where I also spend a considerable amount of time in the trees. If it snows a lot, I'll rent faties for that trip.
I've spied a pair of 2010 Atomic Snoops (176cm) on eBay and they seem to be a good fit. I'm a deal whore and I hate paying anything resembling retail for anything and these are a pretty sweet deal although they're obviously from a rental fleet. But for the right tool, I'd be willing to spend some bucks. Some other skis that I've read about are the Rossi Experience 98, Blizzard The One, Dynastar 6th Sense Slicer. The critical thing is the ability to turn quickly in the tight trees that we deal with here.
Any thoughts on what people think about these (or other skis that fit this mold) are greatly appreciated.