I'm looking at getting some new skis this year. I live in NC but go out west every year (heading to Brighton/Solitude/Snowbird last week in Feb.). I'm on a budget so I am looking at the following skis:
Bluehouse MR (seen some sketchy reviews but they were posted 3-5 years ago)
4FRNT MSP (2012) - found some new at $249
Blemished Blizzard Bushwacker, Kabookie, or Bonafide from Skis.com for $399-499
I am an advanced skier (5'10, 170). I ski 60/40 on piste/off. I also ski what little hills we have here in NC and some in Vermont. So, they would need to handle icier conditions.