Have been holding off on my review until I had quite a few days in on these in different conditions. I ski mostly around Steamboat and have over 10 days on these now this season. To try to put a positive spin on this season in Colorado, let's just say we have a variety of conditions.
Have now tried them on early season boilerplate (not great, but not what they are designed for), to powder days to crud and wind buff.
These skis have a wide sweet spot- they remind me a bit of the old BD Miras that just got down through anything. Same here. Only more playful. Where they excel is in soft conditions in bounds, and the backcountry. It may just be mental, but the front rocker seems to make them a bit quicker in trees and bumps.
Overall feel is a lively ski, with a strong tail to finish turns. Still very floaty feeling. Basically an effortless ski to turn. They also can go fast... as long as the surface isn't too slick, they aren't afraid to arc. I ski AT on some Volkl Mantras, and they do feel damper at speeds than the Verdicts. But compared to my Pocket Rockets, the Verdicts are way more capable at speed, and quicker in the trees. Nice combo.
I have the 180s, mounted for tele (BD01 binding). Use Ascension skins (although I have gotten away with 85mm kickers for short climbs).
I'd definitely put these high on your list if you are looking for an all around ski for Colorado.