Volkl Katana Ski - $539.40

If you're lucky enough to stand atop the world's deepest powder and steepest terrain, you'd better hope you have the Volkl Katana Ski underfoot to ensure a solid, speedy ride through the maze of trees, rocks, and snow. Fat dimensions and a fully rockered profile ensure floatation once the week-long storm buries everything in sight. While nimble enough for storm-day tree stashes, this titanium-reinforced plank really wants to straight-line big-mountain lines and slash huge powder turns. - $539.40