Just got done skiing the last 3 days out in Steamboat, CO. The whole time I used my 178 Blends over the entire mountain. Park, glade, powder, and they held up just fine and I loved them. Super soft and buttery, also reliable. Only downside I would say though is they chip and scratch up real easily on the top side so if your obviously hitting rails and what not you’ll be noticing that almost right away. Hope this helps.