PHOTOS: Nick Hamilton
LOCATION: Eagle Pass Heliskiing, Revelstoke, BC
Rome – Mountain Division
Sizes: 155, 159, 163
The Mountain Division is more a do-it-all deck than a niche collector's board. Its minimal directional shape, positive camber, firm flex, and bold build make it capable of charging in all conditions and terrain. We found this board competent in powder, yet its stiffer flex and cambered profile lent confidence in chunder.
For the second annual Powder Board Review we packed our bags and headed north of the border to British Columbia. Basing out of Eagle Pass Heli in Revelstoke provided an incredible opportunity to try each board in its element—untouched powder way out in the Monashee Mountains. Picking Eagle Pass was a no-brainer with its snowboard-specific guiding, dreamy terrain, and small group dynamic. It’s a premier choice for heli-assisted backcountry riding and arguably the best operation in the business for snowboarders. The diversity of terrain–spine lines, low-angle pow fields, trees, pillows, and more–proved the ideal venue to find standout powder boards.