And rent? My ski honey and I are headed to Pow Mtn/Snow Basin in mid/late February to discover what all the fuss is about over powder skiing.
Neither of us is a strong powder skier and that is part of the reason we chose Powder Mtn - to get comfortable in those conditions, and then spend some time at Snow Basin. We have a total of nine available days.
Her "wide" boards are a pair of Blizzard Black Pearls - 88mm in the waist but with some tip and tail rocker. Got pretty decent marks for flotation (http://www.skinet.com/ski/gear/blizzard-black-pearl-2013). I expect my wife to be on groomers a fair amount of the time as well. We will both take some lessons (always try to when go someplace new and encounter new conditions/terrain). And would prefer to learn on our own gear.
My widest boards are Kastle MX98's - last year's model with no metal. I have not had any chance to use them in any deep - nor in the kind of snow that we would get in Utah. Maine "powder" can often be mistaken for Sakrete. Everything I have read tells me that these should be just fine out there. I did ski them for the first time last week at Sugarloaf. Conditions were packed powder, and they carved better than any metal-free 98mm board has a right to. So I am not terribly concerned about that when I ski the groomers with my bride. And feel no reason to bring one of my narrower skis.
Anyway, not knowing what really to expect, figured I throw this up for suggestions. Would be a drag to shlepp boards out there and find that we end up renting.
And if there are any locals who see this, or other Bears who are going to be there between 2/18-26 would be great to connect.