I have been doing alot of research here and on the net. I have been asking about alot skis but it has been fun and I have learned alot. I just bought a pair of 2013 Blizzard Bonafides 180 and am having them mounted. I also own a 2010 Line Prophet 172's and 2012 Line Influence 105's in 179. I live in Michigan but get outwest 8-10 days a year. I am an expert skiier and lived in Aspen from '91-'94. I'm 5' 6" and weigh 165. I put up a thread asking about powder skis and really decided that until I can take a heli trip doesn't make sense to buy a powder specific ski. It would be nice but not practical. I guess what I am really looking for would be what is called "resort powder ski". When I ski powder it is at a resort where you have to hike to the peak or find some stashes on the mountain. A perfect example would be Highlands Bowl at Aspen Highlands. With knowing this I started looking at some skis and found the DPS RP112. Would this ski be a good addition to my collection? The Rossignol Sickle looks really nice for what I am looking for as well.
Keep in mind I am not a hard charger. I ski steeps, chutes, trees, bumps in the steeps. Mostly steeps. I don't bomb it I make lots of turns. Really looking for a playful ski that will ski extremely well in powder and then as the mountain gets skiied off later in the day rip in those conditions as well. I thought that was what the Influence 105's were going to be for me but last year on the last day of Aspen they got around 2 feet of snow and though the Influences were alot of fun they didn't excel in the deep stuff. They worked excellent in crud and skiied off conditions but not the deep stuff.