So- I just looked at the map of Finland.
What's the climate like where you ski?
And- is the deep soft snow you have very cold, dry and fluffy?
Doesn't Finland have a much colder, more continental climate than Scandanavia?
Northern and eastern parts of Finland have continental climate, with colder temperatures and more consistent snowpack. However, western and southern Finland have kind of a mix of coastal and continental climate, with very variable temperatures and also variable snow conditons. I think Sweden has mostly similar climate to us (not counting the very south of Sweden or their bigger mountains near the Norwegian border) , but Norway is definitely different, being in the coast with all the mountains.
I am living in Tampere, which is located southwest from central Finland. We have quite variable winter conditions. There have been bad winters with almost no snow at all, and sometimes we get about 50 cm of snow.
This year's January was great, it was constantly snowing with below freezing temperatures, and we had this 50cm of cold, dry and fluffy snow, which was a dream to ski on.
However, now we've had almost two weeks of above freezing temperatures punctuated with some cold nights, and that has thinned the snowpack and made the trails icy, and the rest of the snow is either very hard or crusted. It is not too nice to ski anymore until we get more snow. I need to change my skis to the mountain bike with studded tires, for that the icy trails are superb.
Back to the topic, I was taking the Rabbs to a local groomed ski hill yesterday. The conditions were not really nice, it was mostly ice with piles of manmade snow here and there. In these conditions the Rabbs honestly sucked. The tips were grabby whenever there was a pile of snow, and the edge grip was seriously lacking on the ice. I quickly changed to my old Atomic Beta TM24s, which were very much better. They were not that grabby, and the edgehold was miles better, even though they were also slipping and sliding around on the ice, just not nearly as bad as the Rabbs.
I need to test the Rabbs again on groomed snow when there is less ice on the slopes.