A bit of background: I've only ever skied with my Head Monster 77s and only skied on PA/NJ/VA slopes, so I haven't had a chance to try anything else out yet.
I'm not meticulous enough to keep multiple skis, so I'd rather only have one set for myself to take care of. I also need to get the gf a pair of skis, so I'm looking for a female set of skis as well. I generally try to find demo or used so I don't need to have the latest and greatest.
I have only been to the east coast slopes (Blue, Mt Creek, Massanutten, etc), but I do plan on making it out to a big mountain yearly from now on (Vermont, Utah, etc). While I can ski most of the blacks around here confidently, I want something I can grow into. I also want something that I can play around with in the park and also something I can take out to a powdery mountain. I've been looking at the Rossignol Soul 7 and Experience 88, are these good skis for what I want to do and what other skis should I look at? And what is a similar one in women's form?
Thanks in advance!