I just returned from Loveland where I stowed away as a worker at the annual retain shop demo days. It's a bazaar of ski and snowboard rep tents with all the latest stuff laid out for the guys who actually do the selling to try.
Anyway, without a whole lot of time, I focused on riding different models from Black Diamond, Volkl, Icelantic (a Colorado Company related to Never Summer) and G3.
Conditions were early season, man-made, but pretty good. It wasn't a day to fall in love with fat powder skis, but it wasn't all ice either. I'll post a few impressions on these skis Thursday. No time now to go into detail. I will say, though, I'm lusting after a new pair of Black Diamonds.