Early piece of advice. I need to get a second pair of skis, which I'll call my "out west" pair. Notably, I have a pair of skis for the hard pack/ice stuff we get out here in the Northeast. I want to get a second pair of skis that I'm gonna use primarily for powder and some bumps. I know they're completely different style skis, so I thought I would go for a great pair of light, all-mountain skis a bit on the shorter side of what I normally ski.
I'm 6'0, 175 LBs and I've been skiing 168 for the last few years. I was thinking of going for a pair of all-mountains in the 160 cm range too short given body type/what I'm hoping to use them for?) But honestly thats about all I know. I tried a pair of Dynastar 6th sense and Salomon XW Enduro, neither of which I liked, and I'm generally not an Elan fan. But other than that I'm very open to suggestions.
Also, not looking to break the bank, so targetting around $800-1000 MSRB with bindings (don't need 2010 technology, 07/08 just fine).