The Chiefs are the best powder skis I've ever had. They've kept me on top of every type of snow we have in the NW. They don't turn easily in the bumps (as everyone should expect) but they cruise right through the wet-heavy snow. They easily make tight turns through the trees with fresh pow. They make long carving turns like a champ in the powder filled bowls. They're super stable while pointing 'em straight down the long groomers. They even performed well while pulling a loaded toboggan. I've never before felt such a solid combination of speed and control. The K2 Apache Chiefs rule the mountain on any powder day!