Round 4 – Dream Trip, Jackson Hole, skiing with Benny and Howie, Pick 10It’s guaranteed that I’ll have more fun and ski more pow chasing the Air Force’s Strategic Command around Jackson than I would just about anywhere else in the world. But Jackson always hands out the beat-down to keep you humble—for every lap of blower there’s going to be refrozen Lower Hobacks, some kind of bumped-out bobsled track, and high-speed wide-open groomers—so I’d get dropped on lap one if I ran a pure powder ski. And Benny and Howie don’t like to wait. Thanks to a complimentary combination of super-long sidecut radius and gentle rocker, the Czar pivots and drifts like a true modern pow ski, but handles high speeds like the 7/8’s of a big-mountain ski it is. Unlike a 195cm gnar-charger, it’s also easy to hop around on steep hardpack and slither through Benny’s secret stashes.
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