Tahoe got a dump of heavy (i.e. high water content) powder in the last 36 hours. I wasn't able to ski yesterday when it was fresh but went out today. I took my Line Prophet 115 skis -- I think they are the first year model and are generally considered to be more "big mountain" skis than powder skis because they are on the stiffer side, traditional sidecut shape and not a lot of rocker. I figured these would be appropriate for the heavy snow because they plow through stuff well. However, I did not perform on them as well as I had hoped.
I also have the Line Sir Francis Bacon from a few years ago -- 115mm waist, pretty soft, quite a bit of tip and tail rocker. I did not take them today because I thought they would get pushed around too much with the heavy snow. However, now I am wondering if they might have been better because perhaps they would have kept me closer to the surface and not let me get bogged down deep in the heavy stuff.
Would appreciate thoughts from those who have skied really heavy powder with different types of "powder" skis.