If you want to rule the whole mountain, this is definitely a board worth consideration. On my first warm up run on this board I was blown away by the edge hold on the groomed snow. I could trust the edge hold completely and never felt any problems with chatter. This is definitely a big mountain board and it proved to be a blast to ride not only on the groomed snow. Flotation in powder is great. I was also amazed with how quick and maneuverable it is. When I bought the board I switched from a shorter board and found the ambush to be even better in tight tree runs etc. Overall this board is an amazing all mountain performer. P.S. this board is FAST- with the sintered 4000 base be prepared to fly.