Planning a powder-cation to Japan or British Columbia? Treating yourself to a cat skiing or heli trip? The Nocta should be at the top of your list. At 122mm underfoot with a full rocker profile, this ski is purpose-built to float you down the deepest lines of your life. The Nocta is super surfy and maneuverable in tight places, but it retains enough backbone to straightline big, open lines. That versatility is actually why we often recommend the skis as a fresh-snow quiver member for any Western skier. It doesn't require 20-plus inches of snow to be fun. It will have you hooting and hollering even in ankle deep pow.