I got a pair of K2 clicker ascent skiis. They're real short, just over a meter, and real fat-10 or 12 cm at the tails.
Walking uphill in thigh deep powder has never been easier. Never. Its so nice. I just cruise up, barely sinking and wondering why it took me so god damn long to get them.
I hope to never posthole again.
To have plush turns on my board in fat fresh powder is so much better after skinning up than it was after postholing.