Rossi S3 for sure. alittle over the budget but its the best "go anywhere do anything" ski ever made. In the past i would have said the Seth, but I spent a week skiing the S3 and i'm sold. if your looking for a good price on a set check out www.aspenskiandboard.com. I'm pretty sure you can pre order the 177, or just fire them an email, they will give you the best price.
Good luck Bro.
Im gonna make this easy for him.