I snowboard in the Northeast. Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont (this Feb), etc. so I don't get that powdered snow. I get ice. And this was with rental boards too. But I'm doing squats and running to strengthen my legs so I don't fatigue along the day. We'll see.
Board: Salomon Answer
Bindings: K2 Auto Evers
Boots: Burton Moto's (replaced my Burton Rulers)