I'm picking up a pair of FX94's for skiing in No. Vermont and the occasional trip out to Utah. I'm not sure what length to get and am hoping for some advice. I currently have MX88's in 168cm, which I love 95% of the time but want something a bit softer flexing for the trees, bumps and powder out west. I've read enough that I know I want the FX94 (either 2014 or 2015 model) but don't know if I should move up to the 176cm. I think for most situations I'd prefer the shorter ski but not if it would be a bad decision for trips out west, or if I'd easily turn it into a banana. I tend to ski with a fair amount of power. Any thoughts?
Stats: 46 y.o., 5'-4", 175-180 lbs, advanced east coast skier.