Best Powder Skis 2021-2022

Updated: Jan 25

By Greg Gardner

The lifts are spinning and the forecast is looking promising for the next couple of weeks! In other words, now is the perfect time to add a powder setup to your quiver. Check out our top powder ski picks for the 2021-2022 season below!


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IN BOUNDS


Blizzard Rustler 11


MSRP: $749 | Buy From: Backcountry | Moosejaw | evo


Specs

Tip-Waist-Tail: 140-112-130 | Camber Profile: Cambered

Available Sizes: 164,172,180,188,192


Rundown: The Blizzard Rustler 11 is a hard-charging powder ski perfect for resort use. Its wide tip and tail provide plenty of float in deep conditions. The narrow waist and rigidity help it excel in afternoon chop and next-day snow. Overall the Rustler 11 is an incredibly versatile powder ski, perfect for in-bounds pow skiing.


Check Out Our Full Review Of The Blizzard Rustler 11


Black Crows Anima


MSRP: $889.95 | Buy From: Backcountry | Moosejaw | evo | Skis.com


Specs

Tip-Waist-Tail: 147-115-136 | Camber Profile: Cambered

Available Sizes: 176,182,189,194


Rundown: The Black Crows Anima is a playful powder ski that is great for resort use. The Anima has a 115mm waist, but despite that, maintains a short turning radius of 19m. This ski will function very well at the resort on a powder day because it was designed to float in pow and handle the more variable end-of-day conditions.


Dynastar M-Free 118


MSRP: $799.95 | Buy From: Backcountry | evo | skis.com


Specs

Tip-Waist-Tail: 145-118-135 | Camber Profile: Cambered

Available Sizes: 180,189


Rundown: The Dynastar M-Free 118 is a perfect ski for someone looking for a flowy and creative ride, all in a hard-charging package. This ski provides more than enough float with its wide platform but still can handle the caveats of resort pow skiing.


Enforcer 115 Free


MSRP: $849.99 | Buy From: Backcountry | evo | Moosejaw


Specs

Tip-Waist-Tail: 145-118-135 | Camber Profile: Cambered

Available Sizes: 180,189


Rundown: Like its slimmer brethren, the Enforcer 115 Free is an absolute beast of a hard charger. These skis are pretty stiff, inspiring confidence at high speeds and in mixed snow. Additionally, its wide profile provides plenty of float for deeper snow. If you are a hard-charging skier looking for something to handle resort pow days, the enforcer 115 free is your best bet.


 

Back Country Touring


Line Vision 118


MSRP: $799.95 | Buy From: Backcountry | evo


Specs

Tip-Waist-Tail: 152-118-138 | Camber Profile: Cambered

Available Sizes: 175,183,189 | Weight: 1900g


Rundown: The Line Vision 118 skis are a surfy pow ski perfect for the extra deep days in the backcountry. The Vision 118 weighs 1900g per ski making them ideal for pow hunting in meadows. However, they may be cumbersome for tackling big lines, given their weight.


Armada JJ 116 UL


MSRP: $749.95 | Buy From: evo


Specs

Tip-Waist-Tail: 139-116-135 | Camber Profile: Cambered

Available Sizes: 165, 175, 185, 192 | Weight: 1700g


Rundown:The Armada JJ 116 UL might be our top choice for pow hunting in the backcountry. The wide shovels and tails provide plenty of floatation, and their weight of just 1700g per ski is light enough to handle more extended tours. Overall, an excellent choice for a powder-focused touring ski.


Black Diamond Equipment Helio Carbon 115


MSRP: $999.95 | Buy From: Black Diamond | Backcountry | Moosejaw


Specs

Tip-Waist-Tail: 144-115-126 | Camber Profile: Cambered

Available Sizes: 165, 175, 185, 192 | Weight: 1660g


Rundown: The Black Diamond Helio Carbon 115 is an ultra-light powder touring ski made to handle anything put in its path. The Helio Carbon 115 weighs just 1660g per ski, making it light enough for longer ascents, while its broad platform, torsional stiffness, and smooth flex allow it to charge through powder or variable crud with ease.


DPS Pagoda Lotus 124


MSRP: $1299 | Buy From: Backcountry


Specs

Tip-Waist-Tail: 140-124-130 | Camber Profile: Cambered

Available Sizes: 171, 178, 185 | Weight: 1950g


Rundown: The DPS Pagoda Lotus 124 is an absolute pow monster. This ski is ultra-wide with plenty of tip and tail rocker, but despite its massive size, the ski maintains a weight suitable for touring. These skis will make the most of low-angle decent and deep days.


 

Deepest Day of Your Life



Black Crows Nocta


MSRP: $939.95 | Buy From: Backcountry | evo


Specs

Tip-Waist-Tail: 140-122-132 | Camber Profile: Reverse Cambered