if you want something for backcountry stuff get the prophet 130s, i've never skied them but ive only heard good stuff about them, and ive heard there super fun
but be warned ive heard prophet 130's can become the main ski in your quiver even for park riding
I just re-read and missed the part about a sled first time. Go with the prophet 130's. I skied them for a week last season and they were so fun. A huge wide open powder bowl would kick ass. You said you have a fat surface ski in a 175. Are you tiny?
I still say buy some sorta carving ski/skier cross sticks. I have a set in my quiver. They don't get used much but it sure is fun to go rail some turns on a hardpack day.
wow thats such a hard choice. if you can get pollards, elizabeths, made'ns, or the new surfaces... well i;d take the elizabeths. good everywhere. pollard 130's in park would be pretty sketch... but yeah for me it'd be between pollards and surfaces. i'd take pollards but i havent even seen the surfaces.