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Volkl AC30, Racetiger RC or Blizzard Magnum 8.1 for max fun/performance in Vermont

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I have my first seasons pass (Mt Snow,VT) since I was an apprentice ski instructor in the Cascades back in high school.  So it's time to trash the old boards (don't ask how old) and pick up something new to have some high performance fun all over the mountain.  Won't be heading out west this year.

By some random path of demos and chats with skiers and ski shops, I've somehow come up with a list of three target skis:

- Volkl AC30
- Volkl Racetiger RC
- Blizzard Magnum 8.1

The Blizzards particularly intrigue me as I can swap in different binding plates and I'm thinking about spending some time telemarking to celebrate my 50th birthday.  But I'm not sure if I'd be better served picking up some used gear just for telemark.

I'm 5'9", 160lbs (hoping that skiing and other exercise might help move me back to the 145lbs I was for most of the last 25 years)

Any recommendations?
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Volkl Tigershark 12ft, no switch.
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 I am partial to the Blizzards out of that group. The 8.1's still have a great sidecut yet are 81 underfoot making it very versatile. The Blizzards flex pattern is also a bit softer than the Volkl but the edgehold is on par with them. 
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 Blizzards just for the reason for one skis for 2 differnet types of skiing
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 Ditto what Phil said.  Of the three, the Blizzard 8.1 will be more of an all mountain ski that takes you a lot more places.
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