Two skis come to mind. ON3P Billy Goats 116, and Volkl V-Werks Katana 112.
Both are good in crud and float, and both are nimble when wanted, also stable and damp. Neither is especially burly.
ON3P skis are made up there in the Northwest, and made to be good in those conditions as a prerequisite. The RES (Reverse Elliptical Sidecut) on the Goats makes them very quick (trees, bumps) but also stable at bigger turns too, and good carvers. A one ski quiver for up there, or here in Colo.
The old Katanas were maybe the best crud/variable ski around, to many. But not quick. And not floaters.
The new ones are lightweight, float well, are very nimble (in trees and such), but also stable at longer turns, like the Billy Goat. Volkl made an effort to keep the New Katanas good at crud, and they succeeded, to me. The ski hasn't changed except for graphics since it came out, so older ones new are much cheaper.
I've demoed the Billy Goat and own the V Werks Katana, my current favorite ski. It's just like the BlisterGear review, except for me better. But I'm a lighter weight skier; for heavy guys especially, you'd have to demo for yourself, probably. (The BlisterGear guys are ~185-195 lbs, I gather.)
The best skier I see at Copper Mt. (~190, 6'3") is on Billy Goats in almost all conditions, and he can either straightline that ski or turn up a storm in the trees, especially on soft snow days.
Both skis are very versatile.
Edited by ski otter - 7/31/16 at 12:14pm