I'm in the market for a new "everyday" ski in a 1 ski quiver. I'm looking for a ski that I ski 70% of my days on. I have 186cm Atomic Automatic 117s for soft/powder days, and I'm currently skiing a 179 cm Rossi Experience 98 as my every day ski. I like the carving performance, dampness, and stability of the E98s. I don't like that the tails aren't easy to break free, they don't float very well, they aren't forgiving, and that they are pretty demanding (especially in moguls). I would like something a bit easier to ski (more playful?), but something that retains some of the dampness/stability.
I ski 25-35 days a year, splitting my time between Colorado, Utah, and Tahoe mainly. I spend about 50% of my time in Colorado, 30% in Tahoe, 10% in Utah, and 10% at other resorts. I like to ski off-piste a lot, mainly trees, steeps and bowls. I also spend a decent amount of time in the moguls. If possible, I would like the ski to retain some carving performance because I do like groomers too (I know, this sounds like an impossible ski right?) I'm a pretty advanced skier (level 8?), 5' 11", 185 pounds, and pretty athletic. I'm more of a power skier than finesse skier.
The skis that I am planning on demoing are the 177 cm Nordica NRGY 100 and 180 cm Blizzard Bonafide. From what I've read those 2 skis sound the most like what I am looking for. What do you think? Any other skis I should be trying?
Thanks in advance for your help!