I spent the last five days at mt baker in pow. I ride got a Charlie Slasher and rode it yesterday and today. Definetly recomend it. Fast, super float, and powers straight through the sketchy tracked out crap.
The most common boards i saw on the pow days were lib tech la Nina's/snow mullets, Jones flagship, ride slackcountry.
For my money the carlie Slasher seemed best and after riding it on fresh deep pow and tracked out crap and in trees and hauling ass on groomers; you get a ton of board for 400 bucks. The only faults I could find with it is that it doesn't hold the best carving edge ever but is still good and carves smoothly.
Dude, suckin at somethin' is just the first step to bein' sorta good at somethin'