This is my third year on this board -that in and of itself should tell you how I feel about it. I have the 161.5 HP and I use it in nearly all conditions but for the park (I don't typically venture in there). The board handles really well on hardpack and in icy conditions due to the magnetraction and traditional camber from your feet to the tips. The rocker in between the feet is just enough to keep your nose up in powder and to spare you back leg a slow death in the deep stuff. The HP version is nice and light - I pair it with Union Atlas bindings and 32 Ultralight boots to keep the set-up as light as possible.
I love this board in all conditions, especially powder and sidecountry