The Megawatt has long been in Black Diamond's ski line. It's the widest and most powder-specific ski the company makes. It's been completely revamped for the 2013-14 season. Now featuring full sidewall-sandwich construction, the new Megawatt should perform significantly better on hardpack than its cap-construction predecessors, while tip rocker and semi-tail rocker will keep it loose and smeary in pow. It's part of BD's Big Mountain series of skis built for big lines, deep snow, and a more lift-, cat-, heli-serviced downhill experience. Like all BD skis - except in the Tour series - the Megawatt is built with the company's 3D CNC wood core - a milling technique that reduces weight without sacrificing performance. Its poplar core is designed for strength and pop. Pre-preg fiberglass layers strengthen the ski without adding excess weight. All of Black Diamond's skis are being built in a new, state-of-the-art, company-owned factory in China.