Best All Mountain
Blizzard Black Pearl 88 is a perfect mid-sized ski that’s versatile for varying conditions. Your Pearls, are smooth but substantial, ready for groomed, powder or mixed snow. We have loved the Black Pearl since it was first introduced in 2012, this year’s Blizzard Black Pearl is pretty in purply blue.
Rossignol Temptation 88 is a great ladies ski for all conditions, forgiving but game on for front side fun, groomers, bumps and fluff snow in the trees. Rossignol Temptation 100 has metal, and likes to rip, not for the timid, but rewarding from strong skiing gals.
Nordica’s Santa Ana sounds wild but it’s tamable and fun to ski in all conditions, in 93mm or a big 100mm, the sister ski to the award winning men’s Nordica Enforcer only prettier with pink top sheets.
Volkl Aura 100 is a strong girls’ ski with metal for mixed snow force but rocker for that forgiving feel.
HEAD Great Joy is a purple powder eater for females. Head's lightwood core with graphene (a thin carbon layer) keeps this 98mm ski solid but supple – a great joy to ski like its name.
Atomic’s Atomic Vantage CTIW 90 is new, it means carbon tank mesh - which equals power through bumps, crud while being super smooth and stable at speeds. What more could a gal want?
Atomic Vantage 95 CW is the wider sister (ouch), stiffer and more powerful but still able to make perfect arcs as per Atomic’s legacy.
Women’s Groomer Skis – Best Front Side Carving Skis for Gals:
Blizzard Viva X8 is back as a proven winner as a female front side ski. We call it the Little Black Dress of women's skis – but now its blue. This sweet ski is a great GS style carver with 81mm underfoot but still grips and rips on the hard crusty crap you must slay end of the day.
Nordica’s Wild Belle is a winner with our female tester, a light quick female ski, 88mm, comparable to the Rossi Temptation 88 which we also love for front side carving and crushing bumps, slush and for passing slow men that find their way on our trails.
Volkl Flair, modeled after Volkl's Yumi, is pretty but packs a punch on groomed terrain with an 83mm waist, quick and lively.
Volkl Kenja is also a female favorite, widening to 90mm this season makes it more versatile from front to backside fun.
Fischer KOA 84 is a fun forgiving ski for females that don’t want a super demanding ride, perfect for Sunday fun day pretty turns.
Head Super Joy 75 sports a blunt tip – like a mascara wand, stiff but sure to bring out your best grooming – and you can’t ski without mascara, right ladies?!
Women’s Best Powder Skis – the big, bold and the beautiful:
Blizzard Sheeva 104 is an Austrian super-powder ski for Sheila’s who ski steep and deep, busting through crud without dropping a bra strap.
Rossi Saffron, Savory and Star 7 are the Rossi 7 series for girls, featuring a light honeycomb cutout tip - this ski is easy to maneuver, big smear factor for gals who like buttery turns over the beef of Rossi’s Temptation and Rossi Experience lines.
Nordica La Nina 113 may be perfect for this season’s huge snow prediction, but our petite gal tester finds anything over 105 too large to charge.
Head's Big Joy 110s are big fast skis best for deep snow, let’s hope we get big joy on our slopes this season.
Atomic’s Century 109 probably handles pow like a pro but we’d need some serious snow to take these big boys out to play.
We have yet to demo the K2s OOLaLuv 85, K2 LuvBoat or FullLovIt9, Dynastar Glory 89 or Elite skis, Volkl 110Eight, Kastle's BMX boards or the Salomon’s Gemma, so we will hope to report back with reviews on those women’s skis soon.
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