Most Recommended Powder Skis of 2021
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- Icelantic Nomad 115 Skis · 2021
- DPS Wailer F112 RP Skis · 2021
- DPS Alchemist Wailer 100 RP Skis
- DPS Alchemist Wailer 112 RP Skis
- Black Crows Anima Skis · 2021
- Black Crows Ferox Freebird Skis · 2020
- Dynastar Menace Proto F-team Skis · 2020
Icelantic Nomad 115 Skis · 2021
All-mountain/powder ski, with full twin tips, 115 underfoot, and a medium turning radius. Built for the steep and deep, but don't count them out for a good ol' East Coast ice skating day!
Deep and steep pow days but also super fun and stable on hardpack with an all mountain twin tip and rocker profile. And those top sheets - head turners for sure!
DPS Wailer F112 RP Skis · 2021
For how wide it is at 112mm underfoot, the turning radius of 15m is pretty impressive and is going to give you a responsive feel in powder and on groomers. This ski is acclaimed as a resort powder ski. DPS did not sacrifice any of the best materials in constructing this ski to give you a balance between power, dampness and responsiveness. This will give you the powder performance you are seeking without sacrificing the maneuverability that you want to excel in trees and moguls.
DPS Alchemist Wailer 100 RP Skis
100 underfoot and lightweight. These skis are incredibly sturdy for how light they are, and the smooth flex makes for an intuitive ride. These are supremely versatile. Rocker tip and tail, and easy to quick-turn and pivot when needed.
This ski being 100 underfoot & the rocker tip/tail will provide a smooth ride through various conditions, but performs best in powder conditions.
DPS Alchemist Wailer 112 RP Skis
Skiing up high on the mountain, everything from trees and moguls to the back country. This ski is unlike any other, I can't say enough great things about it. With a tight turn radius this ski is excellent for picking through tight couloirs and trees, has the stability to charge down anything at high speed, and is an absolute dream in deep snow. The carbon reinforcement throughout the ski makes it super bouncy and easy to load up and keeps any chatter at a minimum.
With a ton of rocker, and an aggressive sidecut radius, this ski wants to move! Perfect for the deep in the trees, this ski is light and extremely maneuverable for a 112mm waist. If you like to dodge, dip, dive, duck, float and dodge, then these are for you.
These are the best of the best when it comes to fat touring skis but you do pay for it. They are the lightest in their class and ski really well.
Black Crows Anima Skis · 2021
The Anima has a 115 waist width and a rocker camber rocker profile to give you a surfy pow skiing feel. The ski has a moderate flex to give it some softer qualities when the pow is deep but its no noodle when the conditions aren't perfect either. This ski will handle well at the resort as well when things get skied out and it gets a little choppy.
All-mountain and powder! This ski can get on edge, handle hardpack, drop cliffs, but most of all float gracefully through the deep stuff! A powder skier's dream with an all-mountain backbone!
Aggressive riding. They stay online while flying across packed chop. They handle hardpack very nicely.
Black Crows Ferox Freebird Skis · 2020
The most playful shape of the Freebird line. These are a a lightweight touring specific big mountain ski, with 110 mm underfoot. The added width will definitely help in deep powder. Still these skis charge in hard snow and do remarkably well for a lightweight ski at this width. Still pretty easy to maneuver, especially if you have good technique.
These guys are 110 underfoot and light but still maintaining the feel of an alpine ski, no chatter. You'll feel confident on the way down and light for your turns. These are a DREAM to tour on. These can handle anything you throw at them, and then some!
Dynastar Menace Proto F-team Skis · 2020
At 118mm underfoot with a rocker profile, the Dynastar Menace Proto is super fun in powder and built to handle the deepest days! This is a strong, burly powder ski, but it stands out because it's also pretty loose and surfy. This makes for a nice blend of performance features since it's fairly easy to pivot and slide in powder and tight terrain, but also stable in open terrain and in chop and variable snow. It's a pretty heavy ski which gives it good stability and better performance in challenging conditions, so it does take a bit of effort to throw around, but it's not overly demanding or punishing. Great combo of stability and maneuverability!
Awesome rocker-camber-rocker powder ski. Weighing in at 2300grams per ski these will bust through crud and help you make your way down the hill at high speeds, but with stability. These are 118 underfoot -- truly a monster of a ski but really a predictable and stable shape. This is ideal for powder skiing and off-piste riding, with awesome surface area underneath the foot.
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