I would consider myself an intermediate to advanced skier. I’m 25 years old, and up until this point have only skied about one week a year on vacations. I would guess I have less than 100 days total on mountain in my life. I am planning to move to Colorado this year and could potentially ski 50 days or more this season. I would really like to improve my skiing ability. I have found Rick Schnellmann’s DVDs through this site (yourskicoach.com) and they seem perfect for what I am trying to do.
My question is what ski would work best with this type of training in mind? I would be doing a lot of balance drills, turn drills, and the like mostly on groomed runs. I have always rented skis and never paid too much attention to what they give me; but have now been reading up on skis quite a bit. It seems like the current trend for an all-mountain ski is 80mm-90mm with some sort of rocker. I’m not sure that is what I need. For one, I would eventually buy powder skis, so I really don’t need a “one quiver” ski. Two, it seems like something thinner would be better to train with. Possibly 70mm-80mm with full camber or minimal tip rocker? Not really sure about length or turn radius. It seems something in this range would allow better control? I am not looking for an "easy" ski but something that will make to most out of these drills; allowing me to really learn edging and turn control, even on steeps. My ultimate goal is to be a true all mountain skier: moguls, trees, chutes, steeps, powder. I am 5’9”, 165lbs. Thank you all for your help!