If you are not falling, you are not learning.
I have a pair of Black Smoke, Wolf Ski company. They were made in Austria but designed by the Wolf Ski Company in Ketchum, Idaho (right next to Sun Valley) and were top-of-the-line skis back in the day. They qualify as "vintage" but they are still great skis - stable and fast. The length is 195cm and the approximate widths (in mm) are 88 tip - 64 waist - 77 tail. They are great for carving turns and can handle any snow conditions. Can still ski knee deep powder in them.I can verify the use of non GS skis today.