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Best Women's Powder Skis of 2015

Powder days. So few each season, but we remember them—and relive them over beers—for the rest of our lives. Make the most out of them with skis that make the stuff easier and more memorable than ever before.

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2016's Best Skis: Powder

Given how much time you spend dreaming of powder, you may as well own one of these skis that'll let you crush it.

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Powder Day: Best Birds

Heli skiing is the ultimate ski experience. Sure, there are “heli-quality” mornings at big-vert resorts when the canyon’s closed. But if you’ve got a real powder problem, the only true fix comes with a whiff of aviation fuel. Our advice: Alaska has the rad terrain; B.C. is more reliable. Pray for gray skies if you like tree skiing; sun if you like the mellow high-alpine, where pilots can fly only with good visibility. Put together a strong group: The guides will show you only what your weakest link can handle. Ignore the blowhards in the lodge; there’ll be plenty of cool people to hang with. And be ready to ski—150,000 vert in a week is easy with a Bell 212 waiting at the bottom of every untracked run. You can’t do that in a cat.

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Floatacious Powder Skis

Fat skis have redefined the way we ski powder. Once rare, now they’re mainstream—and only getting fatter.