This is a bit of a basic question, but I've now read so much I've got myself confused again.
I've had very little experience of skiing powder, but am reasonably experienced on-piste (ski everything in the resort with decent - although clearly improvable - technique, normally carving rather than skidding turns). I'm heading off to France in a week's time where I expect there to be a lot of fresh snow, and I'm wanting to manage the powder rather better than I have done in the past.
Now, I've never skied anything wider than 75mm at the waist, and I'm looking at renting something rather wider next week. I keep reading that such-and-such a wide ski lets you ski fast, wide arcs in the deep powder, or ski xxx doesn't really come alive until you're going fast. That's not what I want, I'm looking for the opposite. I want to be able to ski powder slowly, with medium radius turns. I just don't want to keep falling over, or grinding to a halt as a result of sinking too deep.
Now, I know this is largely a question of technique, which I don't have yet, but I want to smooth my passage in there as much as I can. I frequently read also, that fat skis are a 'crutch' - great, that's EXACTLY what I'm looking for!
On the other hand...I'll probably be doing a 50/50 split of on and off piste, so I'm looking for something which I can still use my on-piste technique with, so it needs to be OK getting from edge to edge.
So, what kind of skis should I be looking at?