Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces
For me, a wider ski underfoot makes it more fun to ski variable snow. I find it (a wider ski) won't get deflected as much or knocked around as much as a narrower ski when skiing variable off-piste conditions.
And IMO, you really don't sacrifice that much in maneuverability or edge-to-edge quickness. Yesterday at Mammoth I was skiing a 192 with a 114 waist in spring corn, slush bumps, and wide open bowls....