I hope you have a wonderful time out in Tahoe. I still recommend renting "demo" quality skis while you are out here to avoid the hassle of bringin your own gear and potentially having it not suit conditions (powder). Bring your own boots and many shops will charge less for skis/poles package. Squaw Valley Prom is a crazy party on Sat Feb 26 and I think the Joe King Poker Tourny at Biltmore is Feb 20. Good comedy show at crystal bay casino on feb 22 too.
Based on what Dave's has in stock and what I have heard back from customers, here are some of my ski recommendations for mens skis for Tahoe late- Feb 2011: (assumes powder, but good all mountain rec's)
Dynastar: Sultan 94 (132-94-118) Wood/Metal w/ tip rocker. “The Sultan 94 easily handles power, blasts through crud, and lays arcs in the hard pack” – Powder
K2: Sidestash(139-108-127) Wood/Metal w/ tip rocker. “Fat one ski quiver ski that shreds in any condition” – Powder
Prophet 100 (134-100-125) Wood/Metal Twin tip. A stiffer version of the 115, with traditional camber and 100 at the waist. A one ski quiver all mt ski.
Gotama(137-106-122) Wood w/ tip rocker. “A versatile tool for powder and crud, even carves on soft groomers” – Ski
Mantra(133-96-116) Wood/Metal. “Fast, smooth, stable GS turner, predictable charger” – Freeskier. A one ski quiver for Tahoe.
Solamon: Shogun (130-101-120) Wood/Bamboo w/ tip rocker. “ Light, Energetic, and easy to control. Western one ski quiver” – Skiing
Praxis: Freeride (133-107-124) Wood w/ tip rocker. Powerful all mt ski, plows through powder, crud and soft snow. Made in Lake Tahoe!
Rossignol: S7 (145-115-123)Wood, Rocker. “ A versatile fat ski for powder, chopped up crud, big or short turns, easy to ski it all.” – Powder