Backcountry skiers know that “fun” comes in many forms, from long approaches to frigid temperatures to whiteout conditions. But none can deny that the deepest snow days of the winter always make the highlight reels, and for good reason: who doesn’t love lap after lap of bottomless powder? Based in the powder-touring capital of the Wasatch Mountains, Voile understands the draw of storm skiing and post-storm powder-hunting, and they crafted the Hyper V8 as the ideal tool for long trail-breaking sessions and noodling turns on the down. With substantial rocker in the tip and tail, the Hyper V8 wants to swing from turn to turn with ease, whether you’re skiing in high-density New England chowder or crystalline Montana cold-smoke. The short turn radius and round flex makes it more than just a wide-bodied beast, however -- playful descending and easy turn initiation is the name of the game. When the pow starts to turn to mank, the Hyper V8 has just enough torsional stiffness to switch things up and stay confident in mixed conditions.
- A wide-bodied powder ski that’s playful in tight trees and doesn’t shy away from less-than-perfect conditions.
“Hybrid Rocker” profile means the Hyper V8 is super-easy to turn, even when paired with a light boot (such as the Dynafit TLT8 Expedition) in less-than-perfect conditions.
- Paulownia wood core coupled with a proprietary carbon weave overlay makes for a supple and easy-turning, yet powerful and damp ski.
Verified weight: 1510g (single ski, 181cm).