Völkl’s top skiers have called it the ultimate pow ski—enough platform and just the right amount of fully extended low-profile rocker. Völkl skier Ian McIntosh says that with the Shiro, he found three more gears that changed his life. It’s a lot of ski, but you’ll be grateful when you’re floating effortlessly through the deep or powerfully plowing through crud. Softer than the Kuro and Katana, the Shiro still provides the Völkl dampness you’d expect. The ski’s full-edge contact ensures a smooth ride on firmer conditions. “A super beast ready to slay everything in its way,” said one tester.