I have a new pair of Atomic Access. I went out last Saturday after a 15 inch snowstorm. Even though the skis did a good job of staying above the powder, I noticed my legs got tired very quickly. I also noticed that I was having difficulty staying forward on my skis.
So is skiing in powder or fresh snow, even on wider skis, substantially more of a workout than skiing hardpack? Tips on how to cope with this? I don't like having to stop and take a break every couple of turns, but that's how last Saturday went down.