Went a little ski shopping crazy but all deals. Did a bit of demoing and figured out what I like/don't like in my quiver. I sold or am selling my other skis except for my Volkl Kenjas
Bought 4 pairs of skis
2013 Volkl Charismas for $299 to use for teaching at my local hill.
Atomic Redster XTI for 40% off and also minus my demo fee of $50. Cost came to $483
Brand new pair of Volkl Charismas from Canada when we head up there saturday, will use these when not teaching, thank you Canadian exchange rate final cost $514
Lastly I wanted a fatter ski to replace my Elysians and demoed and LOVED the Volkl 90Eight. Turns out one of the supervising instructors at my mountain is a Volkl rep so I'm getting a 2017 90Eight W at cost final cost $442 and this includes bindings. Don't have to pay for theses until the fall when they come in.
I am done buying skis and honestly plan to keep all these for a good long time.
Congratulations ! So now you will be a volklgirl instead of a surfsnowgirl. You should love this brand for real .