jaimegilfishFeels!!! I hadn't see. Pow skis under 170 until I looked at coalition .... literally my 5'1" tiny person body cannot control skis that are like 15-20cm taller than me
You'd be surprised. I'm 5'2 (157cm) and I ski 176's in pow. +20cm seems to be the limit though. I've skied lots of 180's since that's always the size I have to demo in (they never bring the smaller sizes on demo days). I can ski a 180 length ski at my size, but the fun to amount of work it takes to push around a ski of that size stops being a good ratio. Out west though I've felt under gunned on pow skis shorter than 170. 175ish seems to be the sweet spot.
With the amount of rocker they are tacking onto skis these days, you might be surprised at just how large a ski you can handle, especially if you go for something full rocker. If I was out east though that would probably be serious overkill. I'd probably just ride edollo's or some other wide park ski for east coast pow ;)