Have you had that recurring dream, the one where you’re skiing endless powder, run after run, floating effortlessly down the mountain through the fluff on fat skis? With some luck and the 2016/2017 OnTheSnow Editors' Choice women's Powder skis this fantasy could be your reality.

Powder skis have a wide platform with waist sizes above 100 mm underfoot, so they can float on top of snow or cruise through crud and cut up conditions. All gear in this category has some amount of rocker, which affects the behavior. Some models are playful and surfy, while others feel strong and tank-like. Figure out which side of the gear spectrum suits you best, then compare the best women's Powder skis for the 2016/2017 season from our guide below.

Why did testers score these Powder skis so highly? Click through each Editors' Choice ski pick via the link at the bottom righthand corner to find out why this gear made our list of favorite skis.