With waist widths that stretch beyond 100 mm, some powder skis have generous rocker in the tips and wide forebodies, designed to surf snow while others combine wide waist widths and tip rocker with attributes like traditional sidewalls for edge grip and crud-busting skiing stability.

Whatever the personality, these Powder skis float above all the rest. Click through each Editors' Choice ski pick via the list below to find out why these skis are made our list of favorite 2015/2016 men's Powder skis. 

1. Blizzard Bodacious

“This no-surprise powder ski is nimble, energetic and very stable,” says Smid. Blizzard evolved its Flipcore technology for 15/16, adding carbon fiber to the rockered tip and tail. Testers responded with high scores in stability and float for this 118-mm-waisted ski. “This model of the Bodacious is easier to ski and control than past iterations,” says Witman. “You don’t have to be 100 percent charging on this ski—it’s quick, fun and powerful.”

Check out the FULL REVIEW for more about why testers love this ski.

2. Nordica NRGy 107

Testers awarded the NRGy 107 high scores for stability and highest in the category for playfulness, noting light swing weight. “It has a well-balanced feel in the deep snow and a lightweight core that makes it an all-day ski,” says BillsGaudet, another tester, adds that it “feels like a fat GS ski—comfortable when hooked up in the turn and designed to charge.” 

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3. Atomic Automatic 117

Atomic's Automatic 117 is good for “Aggressive skiers looking for a playful fatty for pow,” according to Gaudet. Testers awarded the 117-mm-waisted ski highest scores in the Powder fleet for float. “It’s a great tool for deep snow,” says Maybon. “It has stability and quickness underfoot whether running open areas or turning in tight trees.”

Check out the FULL REVIEW for more about why testers love this ski.