Granted a person's quiver depends highly on where they ski the most, but I keep returning to one single ski for the past two seasons. Okay, two different skis with similar dimensions.
Last season I went overboard and purchased:
175 Titan 8
180 No Ka Oi
Of all those planks I rode the Mantra the most (skied Tahoe, Utah, JH, and Colo and that was my go-to ski regardless).
This season I got out on the Karmas and Mantras and they felt hella short. Funny thing is that I dropped weight, so they shoulda felt about right. Purchased some King Salmons in a 180 length (only length they come in). They have similar dimensions to the Mantra, but different flex and I believe they are a bit damper. RIPPING. I have pretty much ridden those the last several weeks of the season in everything from ankle deep powder, mank, taters, and boilerplate. They handle everything fairly well. This is my new go-to ski.
The Karmas, Ar5, and Mantras are on the block (for sale).
The Titan 8's are sitting in the corner sill unmounted...fate to be determined.
The new 3-ski quiver is thus:
180 No Ka Oi (spring ski, conversation piece)
180 King Salmon (go-to all mountain)
181 Titan 9 (hard snow and groomer ripper)
185 Spatula (sooper deep snow, day after sooper deep snow, 2 days after sooper deep snow, 3 days after sooper deep snow ski)
I keep saying I "need" a hardpack/boiler plate carver, but never really seem to encounter that out here in tahoe or Utah or Colo (where I mostly ride). LIke Highway Star, that ain't my terrain of choice and I rarely gravitate towards it. When I encounter it, I make do (poorly, but I make do) with what I got.
As stated the King Salmon seems to be a good all-arounder, adept at a wide range of conditions. The only stuff that has thrown it has been really dense boilerplate and super thick Tahoe sludge (taters). Other'n that, ripping planks.