It is not a surprise. Just think front side expert (SKI) or an EC focus.
But I don't get how a ski with a 80mm waist and a 122 tip can get the "Big Mtn Power" award.
It is better than a LP or Stockli Schmidt??? I'm sure it would best the Gotama on a powder day or the day after at Squaw, Alpine Meadows or Kirkwood.
Given how many great crud buster/power ski are out there between 90-105mm in the waist, I just do not get their pick. But is might something to do with the "more than 50% off groomed runs" or "most the time" versus "90% or more off groomed runs". A 50/50 or 60/40 split does not really strike me as "big mtn".
[end of rant]
Anyways, generally realskiers' reviews are spot on for a particular ski. It would just be nice to see them add more reviews on skis for the Sierra or PNW off piste skier. Versus what seems to be a very EC or CO resort skier focus. (and I think I read last year that they are working on this.)