Skier info: 6'3", 225lbs. Live on the east coast and take 2-3 trips/year (Vermont, Utah, California, Colorado) and, if I'm lucky have +/- 10 days on the hill in a good season. My wife and I have a plan to relocate to Park City, but who knows if that will happen. I currently have a pair of E88s and a pair of StalkIt Palmyra's (http://goo.gl/TtDaj6) that I picked up in Telluride last year.
Just got home from a quick weekend trip to Utah (Deer Valley) and I was able to demo the new E100s and LOVED them, especially compared to the E88s for the conditions. The conditions at Deer Valley could be best described as spring: firm up top, hero snow in the middle, and mashed potatoes at the base. I thought the E100s crushed all of those different conditions and snow types and I am pretty sure I will throw my E88s by the wayside and upgrade to the 100s.
My question is the second ski in the quiver. The StalkIts are 105 underfoot and do quite well in the powder/soft snow. The ski design is different from the E100s, but are only 5mm wider, so my question is this: should I get a wider (115mm+) true powder ski for real powder conditions? I didn't get to try the E100s in any sort of fresh snow, so I have no idea how they will perform.
Any and all advice is welcome!