What I meant with my description is I ski lift-accessed runs in-bounds and hike-to-terrain, not true backcountry. I end up skiing groomers just to get from place to place on the mountain or because there is no fresh snow. Since I don't live near the mountains anymore, conditions can be hit or miss when I ski, so I want a ski that can handle groomers (even though it's not my favorite type of skiing). The main reason I have dialed in on the SFB is I do drop some smaller cliffs and want to get more into spins, jumps, and skiing switch. I have heard the bacons are killer in the trees, which is my favorite type of skiing. I do feel that I am looking for an all-mountain ski, but one that is more powder-oriented. I don't really want a true pow ski because I can't guarantee I will be skiing pow, and don't want to have to travel with two pairs of skis.
I lived in Colorado for two years recently and really regret not demoing more sks. As a result, I don't really know what my preference is in a ski. So now I hve to rely on reviews and awesome forums like this. I currently ski the 176 atomic snoop; it has treated me well, but I feel that it is fairly boring and not great at any one thing. Would you recommend a different ski?