Okay so I'm a new member here. I've been lurking around for a while, but the time has come. I've gotten that itch again and have been looking for more skis. I've done some research, but I would like your opinions before I make any rash decisions on what to invest in for my next pair of skis. My current skis are a more all mountain/park ski (Head The Caddy 176cm) and I enjoy them for my local applications, they've skied everything I've thrown at them but they have their limitations.
I am from Virginia... and ski in good 'ole By God West Virginia whenever we get a good snow. I also ski more at the local hill 30+ days a season. I've skied Keystone a couple years ago, the North East at Killington, and this year I am taking a trip to J Peak. I have used the Caddy's in the 18" storm we got last season at the local hill and in the tight trees at Timberline (WV) the day after, which had much more snow. I like the Caddy's but I want to add a more off piste oriented ski to my arsenal. They just don't perform all that great in deeper snow conditions. Like I said, J Peak this winter, I'm hoping for a bunch of powder. I want a wider ski that will get the float I need in deeper snow but be nimble to ski trees and rip through the chop while still performing well on groomers to get back to the lift. Does this ski exist?
I'm 6'1 205ish. According to http://www.epicski.com/t/66885/explanation-of-the-9-level-ski-ability-scale I'm a level 8 skier.
Thanks for any help.