Haven't skied that ski in particular, but I was impressed with the other skis in the Blizzard line in terms of bang-for-your-buck.
I know of a couple outlets in Alaska that deal Blizzard, so I wouldn't be suprised if there are more outlets than you think. If they deal Dalbello boots, they can probably get Blizzard skis. Now that Dalbello (another great price/quality company) and Blizzard have hooked up, I expect that you'll see more Blizzards out on the slopes and in ski stores.
I think UP Racer had a coupon for a pair of Blizzard skis for sale for $450, and he might know of some outlets as well.