First, the basics. I live in Vancouver, BC. I'm 5'9, 165 lbs and 29 years old. I'm a strong intermediate skier. I'm comfortable skiing everything up to single blacks. I can get down pretty much everything on Whistler mountain but some of the double blacks are a bit steep for my comfort zone at this point. I grew up skiing but was away from the sport for about 8 years because I was too broke during university and grad school.
I recently bought a pair of Rossignol Super 7s (180cm length) and some Marker Tour F10 bindings. I managed to find last years models and got everything for half price so I'm really happy about that. I've had the skis out twice now at Whistler on good powder days and they're unreal. I can't believe how easy they are maneuver through the trees and how well they float in even just a bit of powder. I'm really happy with them so far. I haven't had a chance to test them out touring yet. I'll be going on my first touring day with these skis next Monday.
I'm looking around for a pair of skis to compliment these. The Super 7s are definitely on the powder end of the spectrum and they aren't that great on groomers but that was to be expected. I'm currently shopping around for something on sale to compliment these. Something for the local mountains (Seymour, Grouse and Cypress), something for easy ski days with my girlfriend and something to just have fun carving down groomers.
I'm partial to Rossignol, no particular reason, I've just always liked their skis.
I'm looking at getting something from either the Experience line or the Pursuit line. Overall, they look similar. I'm actually leaning towards something like the Experience 84. I demo'd the old Experience 88 and I remember it performing very well on groomers and still being decent in powder. I know the Pursuit line would be a blast on groomers but I'm worried that it would suffer miserably if I went off groomers at all. The Experience line would probably carve up groomers quite well but still be fun if I were to find a small pocket of powder.