the fatter the skis the more different turns in 3d snow you can do. More turns is a better skier. If I am able to ski a line that you cant ski and my skis are the one that caused I am better because i wasnt dumb about my ski choice. ask the people who were getting stuck on crusted snow making today with me.
I can ski powder better than most people on my carvers, but I am feel like a god amoung men when the playing field isnt even. I know I come as blow hardy and stuff but I am just saying on my average day even on less ideal conditions I tend to ski wider skis. They let me ski faster, and more dynamically while still being easier. there is no downside to someone who doesnt suck.