Warning: blatant plug
No articles samurai, but personal experiences to pass along. We just had a good cold snow dumb with 'Creaky snow' and was pleasantly surprised to find the the Maplus Race Base med was running very nicely in the powder and on squeaky packed snow as it has been in higher temps and wetter conditions. In powder the zero resistance feel factor of the bases along with the float is a hard sensation to beat.....on boards anyway.
: Now that it has dropped below zero, I haven't been out to see if it's still true, but I know the RB Hard is as hard as you can get and does work very well and as the temperature rises, it still runs well. The P1 & P2 colds & meds (mid range) work great in these conditions as well per several times skate skiing. Nothing like skating and gliding fast on cold dry snow.
As samuarai described, proper scraping and brushing is also very important to get the glide.
One of the real values of Maplus high melt waxes is they have broad temperature ranges
and are as hard as you can get as far as I've been informed (take it with a grain of salt). The RB med is easier to work with than the Hard, but could require half the number waxings as other same temperature waxes, due to it's high durability. It is fast on and in the San Juan snows. It is becoming my personal favorite as a no brainer 'universal wax' for our conditions and with longer life. Using the more temp specific P1 or P2, bumps the glide a notch as an overlay.
(I would also suggest that those advocating removal of the shipping waxes of skis in wrappers from major ski manufacturers, to try a quick cleaning only with something like Simple Green or a citrus cleaner and brushing/polishing, and try them out before recommending others to spend their time and mess with hot scraping and reapplying more wax. You may be pleasantly surprised.