Hello... first post!
I bought a brand new pair of 161cm Volkl Karmas in 2006, so I've been riding them for 10 years now and I've absolutely loved them.
I've mostly been skiing in Colorado for 2 weeks a year, mostly going off piste, but a fair bit of everything - including groomed runs, moguls and occasionally the park. I'm an advanced skier, but to be honest, I have no idea about ski gear, what makes certain skis good, and as I've been skiing these exclusively for ten years (and I got them when I was 14 - didn't pay much attention to how other skis felt before then), I don't really know what else is out there. They've always felt like a good all round ski, and after Googling them just now, it seems like they are a jack of all trades type ski.
I've just signed up to do a ski instructor course in Revelstoke, BC from January-April 2016, so I'll be spending a lot more time on the mountain, and I'd like to treat myself to a new pair of skis. I loved my Volkl Karmas so I was looking at another pair of Volkls. The One and Two look fun - I love skiing powder and I've heard there's lots of powder in Revelstoke, but if I'm doing a ski instructor course, would I be better off going for another all-rounder type ski?
Can anyone throw in any suggestions please? They don't have to be Volkl. I would like to try out some skis that are awesome in the powder, but I would like something that isn't completely terrible on piste either (not that I've read that that the One and Two are terrible on piste).