I skied today on my Elan 1010s in what was probably the best snow I've seen so far this year in the Seattle area, 12-14" to start, with another 4-5" throughout the day. The Elans are terrific in conditions like this and the spouse on her Blizzard "The One" was keeping right up. The struggle (as always) was to keep up with our buddy on his 200cm, early '90s straight sticks. There really is no substitute for ability.
Stay centered my friends