My advice? Don't buy a Charlie Slasher.
I have a 164 and absolutely love it, but you live in PA. You're coming out west for a snowboarding trip next season. Great. You may or may not luck into a day or two that's worthy of a true pow stick. If you do, demo one. You're just not going to get enough use out of it to justify buying one.
"People say that marijuana smoking is going to get in the way of my career. I say to them that on the contrary, my fighting career is getting in the way of my marijuana smoking." -Nick Diaz