Otherwise, it sounds as if you're looking for an expert-level ski or a high-performance all-mountain ski. I have some three-year-old Volants and like them very much; you might look into Volant's new T3 Power ski ($799), which is an extremely highly rated advanced ski. Good for everything - at home in powder or on moguls. Rossignol's Bandit XX ($719) has similar attributes, although it's a big stronger on moguls than it is in powder. Down the price rung, K2's Axis ($625) performs like higher-end skis, with perhaps a tad more forgiveness than the Bandit or T3. That would be the ski I'd pick for myself.
This is a great time to buy skis. All over the place I'm seeing skis marked down $100 to $200, and more. So do some shopping, and look for a bargain. Ski shops are going to be anxious to blow merchandise out, and will probably be willing to deal well below whatever sale price is marked. So don't just look for a great deal, ask for one.
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