My malolo is godly in the trees when the snow is good. I just spent the last 2 weeks shredding japan powder between the trees in hakuba, niseko and rusutsu.
It's a bit of a boat on hard pack tho. If you are riding in the trees in search for powder then you'll want a different board if the conditions aren't as favourable.
Any all mountain board would be fine. But get a powder board if that's the reason you're going into the trees. They turn into tree slaying ninja assassins once the snow starts getting deeper.
Last edited by Reede; 02-25-2010 at 03:52 AM.