Nobody can afford a groomer out east? Where's all the corduroy? Midwest skier here, it's all hard and icy. A big power day is 3" of fresh. My go to skis here are all around 70mm underfoot...Atomic Redsters, Dynastar WC Speed Masters. I've got a quiver of skis, but the wide ones are rarely used here. The 88's will get used for some regularity and anything wider is mainly for out west.