October 25th, 2014

The secret stash is calling.  Find and research the MEN’S best powder ski gear guide reviews to shred the gnar this season!  No matter where you ski, we all seek to get away from the crowds and find a secret stash of uncorrupted powder on a far away ridge line.  When selecting the best powder skis it is important to consider the type of terrain you plan to ski.  All these skis will provide sufficient float on the deepest of powder days but if you are looking for something that transitions well in and out of bounds the lower half of the list (less than 115mm underfoot) is recommended.  If you prefer to stick to the big mountain or slip off into the backcountry, go big (in length and width) and try one of the top dogs greater than 115mm.

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Volkl Three

Volkl Three

 Got powder ski surfers? Surf’s up.

The Volkl Three is recommended by SkiGenie for advanced to expert male skiers, looking for the next level of powder ski (100% off-piste).  This is Volkl’s widest ski yet, and one of the best deep powder and big mountain skis on the market.  Skier’s who are unsure about the daunting 135mm waist width, but looking for a similar build, should consider Volkl Two (124mm) or One (107mm).

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| Video Review | Radius: 51m (150-135-140mm) | Sizes: 176, 186, 196cm |

 

Blizzard Spur

Blizzard Spur skis

Athlete inspired, POW slaying futuristic construction.

The Blizzard Spur is recommended by SkiGenie for expert only, male adult skiers looking for a big mountain powder specific ski (10% frontside / 90% off-piste), perfect for most powder havens and above tree line terrain.  The advanced materials construction which includes carbon tip & tail to reduce swing weight in technical sections creating a more stable powder ski than you might expect.

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| Video Review | Radius: 28m (145-125-134mm) | Size: 189cm |

 

Line Eric’s Magnum Opus

Line Eric's Magnum Opus

Impossibly light powder ski crafted from futuristic materials.

The Line Magnum Opus is recommended by SkiGenie for expert adult male skiers as a superlight, freestyle and powder specific ski (10% frontside / 90% off-piste).  As the latest generation in a long line of award winning designs, this ski has been meticulously retooled to allow for maximum float and decreased drag.  Great for dropping pillows in the backcountry and navigating big mountain lines. The only thing missing is a private helicopter.

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| Video Review | Radius: 17m (148-124-146mm) | Sizes: 188cm |

 

Atomic Bent Chetler

Bent Chetler

Agility and stability combined, this ski is ridden by the world’s best skiers.

The Atomic Bent Chetler is recommended by SkiGenie for serious adult powder and big mountain skiers (20% frontside / 80% off-piste). This ski is unlike any of its predecessors. The new technology, with less effective edge touching the snow, allows it to plane smoothly and you’ll catch fewer tips in soft snow. Additionally, the decreased waist width allows for better edge control without losing float in the powder (tip and tail width remain the same).  This ski is used by the best…

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| Video Review | Radius: 19m (142-120-134mm) | Sizes: 178, 185, 192cm |

 

Fischer Big Stix 122

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A tool for true freaks who take no prisoners when they attack the big mountain

The Fischer Big Stix 122 is recommended by SkiGenie for larger than life powder and backcountry skiers looking to tame the big mountain (20% frontside/80% off-piste). A woodcore sandwich construction make this a powerful ski in the backcountry and also allows you to cut through the crud.  The most progressive ski in the lineup with a tapered tip and tail sidecut and less camber underfoot.  The sidecut geometry is built for extreme jumps and spins.  If you don’t ski the West Coast and aren’t confident going BIG on waist width, try the Big Stix 110.

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Video Review | Radius: 22.0m (114-84-114mm) | Sizes: 163, 172, 181cm |

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Rossignol Super 7

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Balls-to-the-wall big-mountain pow-slayer.

The Rossignol Super 7 is recommended by SkiGenie for larger framed advanced to expert level powder skiers looking to ski their asses off on the big mountain (0% frontside/100% off-piste). The modified construction excludes metal, producing a more supple feel for precision on the tough lines.  Super 7 will give any filmmaker confidence handling high speed runouts while filming an epic run on a helmet cam!  For smaller framed skiers the Soul 7 is recommended.

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| Video Review | Radius: 30m (145-120-126mm) | Sizes: 180, 190cm |

 

Head Cyclic 115

top men's big mountain downhill skis

Nimble when you need it to be but with camber underfoot for strong edge hold.

The Head Cyclic 115 is recommended by SkiGenie for advanced to expert level skiers for backside and powder exploration (25% frontside/75% off-piste). With World Cup-quality wood core on the inside, the Cyclic is an ex-racers dream. It’s stable at high speeds and punishes chopped-up snow. It’s also easy to maneuver in tight spaces—as long as you’re balanced and alert: it’s not a lazy skier’s choice. It locks into a smooth, round, 19-meter-radius arc. The perfect ski for your typical resort powder day—say, eight inches of new snow on top of a firm but chalky base.

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| Video Review | Radius: 16.5m (148-113-131mm) | Sizes: 171, 181, 191cm |

Blizzard Gunsmoke

Blizzard Gunsmoke

Playful resort powder specific rocker ski.

The Blizzard Gunsmoke is recommended by SkiGenie for intermediate to advanced male adult skiers looking for a twin tip powder ski for resort and backcountry terrain (30% frontside / 70% off-piste).  This ski is not stiff and will be forgiving and playful in softer conditions and deep powder days.

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| Video Review | Radius: 22m (140-114-130mm)| Lengths: 179, 186, 193cm |

 

Salomon Q BC LAB

Salomon Q BC Lab powder ski

Everything you want in a backcountry ski and nothing you don’t.

The Salomon Q BC Lab is recommended by SkiGenie for advanced to expert adult male skiers looking for a perfect touring setup (30% frontside / 70% off-piste).  A decreased sidecut underfoot allows for smoother traverses and the superlight carbon/flax components creates balanced performance in more variable snow conditions, making it a perfect candidate for touring.

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| Video Review | Radius: 21m (140-114-128mm) | Sizes: 176, 184cm |

 

Nordica Helldorado

Nordica Helldorado backcountry skis

Built for speed, power and all-condition mountain stomping domination.

The Nordica Helldorado is recommended by SkiGenie for advanced to expert male skiers looking to be king of the mountain (30% frontside/70% off-piste). This is a stiff ski for a strong man. Sporting two sheets of metal and a vertical sidewall, it arcs on the open hardpack and maintains stability at high speeds when your straight-lining backcountry chutes. Made for Whistler, BC, the 113mm underfoot also enable flotation in the soft stuff.

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| Video Review | Radius: 19m (143-113-132mm) | Sizes: 177, 185, 193cm |

 

Line Sick Day 110

Line Sick Day 110

Midrange softer flexing powder ski capable of fun, playful long cruising turns.

The Line Sick Day 110 is recommended by SkiGenie for intermediate to advanced adult male skiers looking for a midrange powder ski (30% frontside / 70% off-piste).  This ski is capable of long cruising turns and is fun and playful.  Calling all jibbers: with no metal in the construction, this one is for you.

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| Video Review | Radius: 18m (142-110-125mm)| Lengths: 172, 179, 186cm |

 

Atomic Automatic 109

Atomic Automatic 109 skis

Built for charging on deep days, inbounds or out.

The Atomic Automatic 109 is recommended by SkiGenie for intermediate to advanced adult male skiers looking for a powder ski (40% frontside / 60% off-piste).  As the middle-fat child in the Automatic family, the ski balances the right width underfoot to tame the resorts with enough girth to sneak off into the side country.  Good for skiers who crave a lighter weight ski (no metal) and a surfy feel.

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| Video Review | Radius: 19m (134-109-124mm) | Sizes: 175, 182, 189cm |

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10 Best Powder Ski Reviews for Men was last modified: November 24th, 2014 by Alex Felix



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