I just moved to Kitimat, BC, Canada for work and the local mountain up here (Shames Mountain) seems to be pretty well known for getting a ton of powder, so I figure it's about time for me to get some new skis that are better suited to the conditions. Might even get 2 new pairs (an all-mountain ski plus a big powder ski for those special days).
About me: I'm 29, 5'11", 165 lbs., and a pretty aggressive type 8 skier who likes to challenge myself. I had been living in Saudi Arabia the last couple of years so I didn't get to do much skiing there (1 trip a year or so), so I'll probably be a little rusty when I first get back out there but it should all come back pretty easily. I like to ski steeps, fast, lighter snow and I don't have a ton of experience in powder so that should be taken into consideration. I also don't particularly care for big bump runs.
Some of the skis I've been looking at are:
All Mountain Skis:
Blizzard Kabookie - I actually had a chance to demo these back in February '12 in Sankt Anton, Austria (I think before they actually came out) and I had a blast. I don't see them on Blizzard's website anymore though; were they discontinued?
Blizzard Bonafide - Hear great things about them. How do they compare to the Kabookie's?
Kaestle FX 94
DPS Wailer - should these go more under the All Mountain category?
Rossi Super 7
Praxis Protest or BPS or Powderboard or etc.
Kastle BMX 118 or 128
Any suggestions or thoughts on the skis I'm considering, my skier type, and my conditions?