Planning a day at Silverton Mountain, CO next week and the weather forecast looks promising for some fresh and deep. Their web site says to expect mostly tree lines after a fresh dump.
They offer K2 Pontoons for $45/day or I have a local source for BD Megawatts(125mm) I can get for $20.
I consider myself a very competent skier, but my area of least experience would be deep pow. I'd like to save the $25, but would be willing to pay it if prevailing thought was the K2s were a significant advantage.