The heavier snow at Big Sky was definitely harder to deal with than the fluffy powder at Bridger or Targhee several days earlier. I had pretty wide skis but could've used even fatter to keep more on top. At one point I stopped to wait for my ski buddy. When I turned to look back, I fell over because my skis were buried under at least two feet of dense snow and didn't move at all. Figuring out how to keep moving and making turns in that sort of snow . . . I would need a LOT more experience to be comfortable.