Have I got a ski for you - last year's Blizzard TItan Cronus. I use it here in the east for virtually everything except for the hardest cover when I bring out the Blizzard Supersonics. Skied it at Vail last year and felt so good on them that I pushed my own personal limits and went into the Daly Chutes when I was at Deer Valley. It is 88mm underfoot. Let me just put it this way, if a Golden Retriever were a ski, it would be a Titan Cronus. Check my review if you like,
And check the "Deals" forum - I think they are going for around $450 complete. Can not get much better than that.
As for size, I have it in 173cm and am 170lbs and 5'9. It skis short. Here in the East that is a perfect size. Out west I'd go a bit longer.