As those below have stated, this is a no-holds barred-rip the mountain as fast as you want kind of board. I have the 165, and the boards in my current quiver range between 162-181. This season was stingy on powder days, and I wasn't able to take this into any deep pow. Pow days are quiver days when they're unseasonably rare. However, based on how the BillyGoat rode in every other condition (i.e. as fast as you wanted to go and it begged to go faster) and based on how it floated and handled in half a foot of sticky April pow, I'd say this board would handle just as well in the deep stuff. This is by far the most stable board I've ridden in years, and has become my everyday ride.