i just scored a P/T gig in Tahoe as a beginning level ski instructor. this will be my first time teaching (going to shoot to get Level 1 by season's end) and am pretty sure that the skis i currently have aren't going to be the most optimal for the job (i have been skiing on "big mountain" tailored skis for the past several seasons: AK King Salmon in a 180, Lib Tech NAS Freeride in a 188, and Volant Spatulas in a 185). Given their relatively long turning radius (not to mention reverse camber), i'm pretty sure i'll need a shorter, turnier ski, especially since i'll be on the bunny slopes for most of the season.
the only recommendations i've been given are to go short (175ish) with a shorter turning radius than i normally ski (my current skis are between 19m and 24m). other than that a few instructor friends suggested not buying anything terribly expensive as the top sheets will undoubtedly get wrecked from people skiing over them.
that said, i've wanted to stick a turnier, shorter, groomer oriented carving ski in the quiver so i don't want some low-end model. i'd like something that's going to help me improve my on-piste skills, specifically carving and angulation, so that i can transfer this over to my longer, larger skis and off-piste skiing.
so I'm looking for some feedback/input on what kind of skis I should be considering.
(for the record, I searched this subject and all the threads I found were from 2001 through 2006, so wanted to start a newer one to cover newer gear).
danke in advance