The well-named Scrapper is one of our favorite crud busting powder skis. What makes a good crud buster? A beefy wood core construction, including a tip that isn’t new-school svelte. Here, when you drive the shovel into a pile at 35mph, the pile disappears. We also favor the Scrapper’s deep, well-balanced flex with just a bit more oomph in the tail than many of the skis reviewed here.
Swami gripe: Not as lightweight and loose as some—keep it on open slopes.
Swami like: Damp, stable, floaty, with a silky feel.
Overall: 4.4 Float: 4.6 Firm Snow Survival: 4.4 Dimensions: 142/115/131