Looking for some advice here on a women's all terrain ski that is particularly good in crud and thick snow build-up conditions like we frequently see here in Vermont. I've been skiing on 149 cm Volkl Attiva Lunas for the past 5 years and am becoming very frustrated when the slopes are not perfectly groomed. While other people seem to be cutting right through the crud, I find myself bouncing all around in it. I'm in my mid 60's, 5'4", 150 lbs. I like to ski black diamonds and even a mogul run or two when conditions are perfect, but don't particularly go in for speed on any slope.
Today I demo'd the K2 Superglide 80's (153 cm), and found a big improvement over my old Lunas. Also considering demoing the Rossignol Temptations and the Fischer Koa (maybe 80 or 84?). Any advice on the best width and length for me? I guess the Rossi has rocker tails as well as tips... what would be the pros & cons of that? I'm looking to purchase something before the end of the season; prices should be better but the selection may be somewhat limited. Thanks for any and all advice!