My SL skis are a riot on short hills, you can link lots of turns with mechanical precision, stick like glue on hard snow and ice while getting a heck of a workout. The only downside is if you like to let it rip now and then, they get squirrely. The upside is they are typically dirt cheap on the used market, you can get a pair of SL skis in decent shape for $200-$250. If you hate them, you won't be out much if anything if you turn around and sell them again.
A 15m to 18m radius cheater/carver that's a little on the softer side and will bend to make shorter radius turns. The Rossi 9GS would be fun as would the ones Mogsie pointed out, they fall between a SL ski and an all out GS. The Kastle RX12 in 178 would fit the bill in that category as well as it's radius is a tweener.
If you like your skis super damp with thug like behavior, demo a Nordica GSR in 176. Not the best at bending short turns, but it and the Kastle are just confidence inspiring and like speed.