One of the most important things is whether you like a soft forgiving ski or a stiff ski.
I agree with what is said about widths, mid 80s to high 90s can be both a powder ski and all around ski. Above 100 is getting a bit too fat for everyday skiing in my opinion and less that high 80s isn't going to perform in the deep stuff.
I like alpine touring so I recommend the bca Naxo 21, they are strong and local. You can trek and they can handle abuse. I did break mine once, but I walked into the office in Boulder and they handled it on the spot. Probably should stay away from the terrrain park with them from now on...
Anyway, that is my take. and these are the all around skiis I will be purchasing.
- Intended for expert freeriders who readily transition between deep powder and corduroy
- New refined sidecut for more carving possibilities than last season
- Sidecut (tip/waist/tail in mm.): 133-96-116
- Turn radius: 22.5 m. in 184-cm. length