Since the dollar is so worthless right now why don't you purchase in the US and have shipped? This would of course eliminiate the Spitfires. I don't think shipping is as bad going towards uk as from uk to us (utterly ridiculous cost usually for us here). I know a guy in New Hampshire who sells ski stuff (not skis) and ships a lot of jackets with world cup logos to Europe because they're so much cheaper.
Elan makes excellent skis when they're good. As does Stockli. Jumping (Olympic type) skis are completely different. Note that not all elans would be good but those gsx or gs race I know would be good. (they are not actually race skis- they have way too much sidecut for gs. But nowadays all manuf. are insane when they name things.)
Here's another one for you: Maxel. It's Italian, very small manufacturer that recently went out of business and was bought out by some of the engineers there. Only way I know about them is a guy here who's a race coach with Italian connnections had about 4 pairs of them.(12/07) I believe he had the Twister SL racecarve but I'm not sure. I know it was a slalom ski.
He's very picky about skis and does not like the usual very stiff race skis. He likes even, soft flexing race skis. He skis those Maxel slaloms all over. He really, really liked those skis. My only issue on just seeing them is they had a very low tip (bend from ground up) but they might have been more of a prototype. I think he might have said as much when I asked about the tip but I can't remember.
If you left these outside the lodge and quickly walked in, your Austrian friends would be all over them examining. Pretty much guaranteed as these are not common skis. Of course being Italian there'd probably be grunting..but if their boot fit in they'd probably want to take a spin before telling you how much better Atomics were.http://maxel.it/
Actually that "Street" model in the "All around" section might be just the ticket. It's available in 171cm.http://www.sport-planet.it/maxel_twisterrcsl.htm
even at worthless dollar rates that's not bad for a small manu. ski (685$)
some info on Maxel here:http://www.exoticskis.com/ExoticSkis/list.aspx?mfrID=77
Note that 165cm would be plenty of ski for the slaloms