All - I'm currently a one-ski-quiver skier, but recently found the limits of my quiver. I'm therefore seeking advice on what I should demo to double the size of my ski collection. I'm 6', 205 lbs, and am probably best classified as a level 9 skier. I ski mostly on Mt. Hood, but will probably spend about a week each year in the Rockies for vacation. My current skis are 186cm Head Monster IM88s. I love these skis - i have found them to be great in *almost* all conditions that i encounter out here. I thought they were great in all conditions until a fairly recent day at Mt. Hood Meadows. The snow was from mid-calf to mid-thigh deep, and was very wet and heavy. I found that in the knee-deep and deeper snow, these skis dove to the bottom. i had to point them straight down the hill (in the trees of lower Heather Canyon) and lean a little bit back to get the tips up to get any float. it was a blast pointed straight down hill, but when soon as i turned, they dove again. I've never had this happen in lighter snow (of similar depth) or less-deep crud.
Given my size, my love of my Monsters, and the oft-heavy snow of my local hill, can anyone suggest some good demos? Also, how much fatter than 88mm should i think about going? i've never been on anything fatter than this, so i have no personal data points on how fat skis ride. Would 105 be fat enough, or should i be looking at something like 120? All opinions are appreciated - thanks!