PHOTOS: Nick Hamilton
LOCATION: Eagle Pass Heliskiing, Revelstoke, BC
Salomon – Super 8
Sizes: 151, 154, 157, 160, 163
Predictable, powerful, and unlimited are a few words we heard used to describe the Super 8. This multi-purpose powder board designed by celebrated Salomon team riders Wolle Nyvelt and Josh Dirksen was devised to not only hack up fresh powder, but rally the resort equally well. While we were far from a resort at Eagle Pass, we pushed this board through variable conditions with ease.
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.