I am getting back into skiing this year after finally moving back to Colorado following 7 years in Virginia, and I am looking for some advice on a new pair of skis for the upcoming season. I still have a pair of 2008 Head supershape magnums (73mm, super active from what I remember) and 2005 Salomon Pocket Rockets.
Some info on me first: 5' 10", 190lbs, skied from ages 3-18, but haven't skied more than a handful of days in the past 7 years. When I left off, I was an advanced-expert skier, but also more athletic than I am now. When I was skiing frequently I was doing a mix of frontside groomers and steeps with family and back bowl and chutes with friends. I would charge decently hard, but at heart was more of a finesse skier other than ripping groomers.
I am moving back to Colorado and will mainly be skiing Vail/Beaver Creek and A-Bay. My friends primarily ski back bowls and moderate steeps now (have a friend who is an intermediate snowboarder, avoid bumps too). I think I'm in the market for an all-mountain ski that's good in the crud and groomed, but will be able to handle the odd fresh powder (let's be honest, with work powder won't be a major portion of my hours skiing).
I have so far been looking at:
Elan Ripsticks 96 or 106 (read the least about these)
Kastle FX95 HP
Line Sick Day 102
Liberty Origin 106 (new for 2017 I believe)
Stockli Stormrider 95
I know I should demo most of these, but also thinking of jumping on some of the upcoming sales. So, I guess I have two primary questions. First, should I be looking at the ~95mm range, or the 100-105 range? Am I completely off base? Back in the mid-2000's, I remember the Pocket Rockets feeling very wide, and it's nuts to me that a "mid-fat" seems to be even wider now. However, I really enjoyed those skis and was happy on them from hardpack to 12" of fresh. Second, which of the above skis (or any others) would you recommend/think may be the best fit?