Top Women’s Skis 2024

Top Women’s Skis for 2024
We love the latest ladies all-mountain skis, as designs keep improving, like wine and fabulous women who still rip after 50 (our editor Heather Burke). We gals want that perfect ski that takes us from first chair – crushing cord or fluffy first tracks, to end of the day stability in mixed snow. Gals want strong edge grip so we don’t slip. We also love a woman’s ski that’s not just pink and lighter and shorter than traditional men’s skis. See our Guide to finding the right women’s ski for you!

Our favorite female skis, tested by gals, designed with female ski style, ergonomics and center of gravity in mind. Mind you we’ve not skied all the ladies’ ski – good news that there are now fleets of gals’ ski!

Women’s Best All Mountain Skis – when you can only bring one pair!

Blizzard Sheeva 10 is fun but fierce. Heather skis the entire mountain, and finds this to be her quiver killer. Sheeva floats through moderate pow, carves on hard pack, grips and rips on groomers at 102 underfoot. We’re excited to demo Blizzard’s new Anomaly line up – in 84, 88, 94, and 102.

Rossignol Black Ops Rallybird is a fun cruiser. Not super quick, but strong and stable at speed and in big snow. Rallybird is 102mm underfoot. Rossignol’s Black Ops is more of a front-side all mountain ski for gals who want a bit more forgiveness, its lighter and more playful at 98mm. We loved the Rossi Experience 98, this is akin to that great ski that so many female ski instructors choose as their lesson planner.

Volkl Secret 96 is a winning women’s ski – no longer a “secret”. Based on the popular men’s Volkl Mantra M5, The Secret is fast, fun, edgy, and a little floaty in soft snow. If you want more pow and float – look at the Big Mountain Secret 102. Share this Secret with your ski gal pals.

Head Kore 93 W was modeled after Head’s wildly popular Wild Joy series. The KORE is fast and stable on hard snow, loves to carve smooth arcs, and has just the right amount of snap with its sheet of polyester fleece and a patented “core” of graphene (a thin carbon layer). Head Kore 99W  and Head Kore 105W are the big sisters for all mountain off piste and big snow.

Blizzard Black Pearl 98 is a top selling women’s ski for good reason. This Austrian wardrobe essential Pearl is snappy and fast, but smooth and silky in less-than perfect snow. While the Pearl is not a big pow skis, its versatile enough for gals that occasionally explore off-piste or in the trees.

Top Women’s Front Side Skis
For ladies that like their cord, their packed pow, carving beautiful arcs on their favorite ski trails…

Blizzard Black Pearl 88 is still a fave “go to” girls’ ski, versatile for varying front side conditions. Your Pearls are smooth but substantial, ready to rip groomers, or occasional crud. We loved the Black Pearl at first sight in 2012, and the ski line continues to evolve – this iteration is stiffer than the classic, in a pretty blue hue. Of course we loved the original with a pearl necklace graphic – guess that Audry Hepburn classic feminine aesthetic is lost in today’s labels.

Wait for the new Rossi Arcade Konect, 88mm so its snappy, quick and fun for East Coast front side skiers, a spin off on the Experience 88.

Armada Reliance 88 C and the ARC 88 Freeride are both playful, fun, forgiving – if that’s your lady preference. Not super stable at high speed so enjoy the scenery and the cool Armada graphics.

Women’s Best Value Ski
Nordica Wild Belle 78
remains a fun but strong performing intermediate ski, with a great price point at $600 with bindings! Heather says this ski a blast!

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