I'd appreciate your thoughts on what to demo as I consider upgrading my skis.
About me: 36 yo, 190 lbs. male, learned to ski and raced occasionally as a teen, then took many years off until two years ago. I skied approx. 15 days on Mt. Hood two years ago, then took last year off due to a severe non-skiing related ankle injury. I just moved to Aspen and am now skiing 3-4 days per week (and rapidy improving). I'd say I'm probably a level 7, and prefer long, fast GS type turns. I ski all blues comfortably and occasionally ski groomed blacks, but am not interested in lots of bumps or trees. I'd like to work up to skiing the bowl at Aspen Highlands by spring.
My current skis are K2 Apache Raiders in 163. Lately, I've been a bit bothered by their chattering and stability at speed on anything but perfect snow (we've had a lot of crud and manmade snow here this year, with some icy spots). I'd like to move up to something that will inspire a bit more confidence given my skiing style, conditions here in CO, and aspirations.
Any thoughts on what I should try out, including thoughts on length? I really appreciate your feeback, thanks in advance.