After many hours and days of research, I have narrowed my choices down to these skis:
Blizzard Magnum 8.0Ti (172 or 179cm)
Blizzard Magnum 8.5Ti (174cm)
5'10", 175 lbs, 40 years old, pretty athletic. Probably a total of 25-30 ski days under my belt over the past 8 years (skipped the past 3 years, but I skied 4 days this year). I live in lower New England.
I would classify myself as a strong advanced skier, although I try to avoid bumps when I can. I'll go through trees if it looks interesting and safe enough, but I'm on the groomers at least 90% of the time. I enjoy medium to long carved turns, and I want something that will help me in crappy snow.
I'm looking for some final words which will hopefully make my decision. Thanks!