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- Rossignol Blackops Women's Dreamer Ski w/ LOOK 10GW Bindings
- Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Skis
- Rossignol Blackops Smasher Ski w/ Look XP10 Bindings
- Blizzard Rustler 10 Skis
- Salomon Stance 90 Skis
- Blizzard Brahma 88 Skis
- Nordica Enforcer 94 Skis · 2021
- Blizzard Black Pearl 97 Skis Women's Red
- Head Kore 93 Skis · 2022
- Blizzard Bonafide 97 Skis
Rossignol Blackops Women's Dreamer Ski w/ LOOK 10GW Bindings
An all-mountain ski with a freestyle-oriented design that makes it great in soft snow conditions or the terrain park in addition to the groomers. Comes with bindings so it's definitely a good deal for someone looking to get into their first setup.
Cruising groomed runs, working through mogul fields, and the wider waist will hold its own in soft snow.
Solid in all conditions, but more of a freestyle design so super approachable and easy to ski.
Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Skis
A highly rated and reviewed ski. Loved by many for a reason! Great carve-ability and awesome performance across the mountain. These feel right at home on the groomers but have just a bit of rocker for when the fresh snow starts falling or when you want to tackle the bumps or trees. Stable in the hard stuff but playful when you want it to be. You really can't go wrong with this ski!
This is a GREAT resort ski that will serve you at Stratton when the conditions get firmer. This ski will have awesome edge hold on harder snow. However, the slightly wide waist will allow you to venture into fresh snow and more variable terrain as well when you take those trips to Colorado!
A classic for a reason! Really versatile all-mountain ski that loves skiing groomers but is also capable in softer conditions. They feel precise and have great edge control on groomers, and they have a bit of rocker for that welcome few inches of fresh snow!
Rossignol Blackops Smasher Ski w/ Look XP10 Bindings
More in the category of an all-mountain ski and not a traditional carving ski. This ski will still hold a nice edge and be playful on groomers. A wider underfoot coming in at 91 will provide more float in deeper powder or tree skiing if you do tend to adventure into snow conditions that are not as predictable as groomed terrain. The upside to this ski is it is a better one ski quiver if you do decide to take trips to other places and does come with a more advanced-looking binding.
A great first pair of skis, intended to get the intermediate level skier off the beaten path, without sacrificing performance on the groomers! A poplar-wood core paired with DampTech in the tips keeps the ski strong and stable, yet light and responsive. Included bindings which range from 3-10 DIN (amount of force required to eject the boot in a crash) which is by far enough for the typical skier.
Blizzard Rustler 10 Skis
The Rustler 10 is a playful ski that thrives in soft off-piste conditions, but metal underfoot gives it some chops in firmer conditions as well. At 104mm underfoot, this ski floats extremely well in powder due to its rocker profile and lighter tips and tails, but it's still fun to carve and can hold an edge when you need it to. With its lightweight build and forgiving flex, this ski is quick and nimble and is great for moguls and trees.
A nice all-around ski. 102 is a very versatile waist width. This ski can go anywhere on the mountain. Easy to ride, stiff enough to punch through ice and crud, yet playful enough to enjoy it in the powder! Stiff underfoot, yet playful into the tip and tail, this ski will keep a smile on your face from the groomers to the powder and everything in between! The metal underfoot gives you a great edge hold to ensure worry-free carving!
The Rustler line has metal underfoot, but not in the tip/tail. The result is a ski that can carve really well on groomers, but is pretty lightweight overall and has nice flex at the ends that let it be really maneuverable in trees, bumps, powder.
Salomon Stance 90 Skis
High performance skiing mostly on groomed trails. This ski has a metal laminated construction similar to the ever-popular Nordica Enforcer line, but with a strategic design that reduces the overall weight, making the ski more friendly for all-day riding and a little easier to maneuver. This ski has a ton of power in it, but in a package that is accessible to a solid intermediate and up.
It's a ski for the one who enjoys groomers, but also likes to adventure into the slop on the sides of each run. Since it has metal laminate, it holds a solid edge when needed, but its also a bit more forgiving than something like the atomic vantage 90ti.
Great for ripping up the groomers and getting into some fun little pow laps here and there.
Blizzard Brahma 88 Skis
This is an incredible ski! Very strong and extremely precise. One of the best (if not the best) options if you're looking for something around 90 underfoot. Rewards a strong skier that stays on top of it and drives it. A loved and top ski on the market year after year!
Great for skiing groomed runs, trees, and even some jumps! However these will shine the most when carving.
Great for skiing groomed runs, moguls and trees, but these will shine the most when carving.
Nordica Enforcer 94 Skis · 2021
This is an all-mountain ski that is heavier than other skis for more power. The weight can come at the cost of some maneuverability, but the Enforcer is a ski that still performs really well, despite its mass. The benefit of this heavier ski is that it can soak up vibrations a bit more effectively. When you're pointing it downhill and the snow surface is a little rough, these will crush it.
Slightly wider than its predecessor, this ski will rip all over the mountain. A damp ski, this is on the heavier side and will incredibly stable at speed but will still excel in trees and in tight turns.
This is a heavy, hard charging all-mountain ski. It won't mess around and neither will you, be prepared to leave your friends in the dust ripping around the mountain, no matter the conditions.
Blizzard Black Pearl 97 Skis Women's Red
With a 98mm waist width, rocker in the tip and tail, and metal in the construction of the ski, the Black Pearl is the Gold Standard of women's all-mountain skis! These babies can handle anything you might come across on the mountain - they carve beautifully down groomers, are maneuverable through trees and moguls, and stable at high speeds!
A wide variety of all-mountain terrain. With a 97 mm waist, this ski is wide enough to help you float through soft snow and variable conditions, while still being narrow enough to maintain great hold on groomers and hardpack. This ski will perform great both on and off-piste.
This is the gold standard of all-mountain skis as they can handle anything the resort has. Lightweight and responsive, the Black Pearl's are great for gripping groomers and carving into the woods when you see a perfect line.
Head Kore 93 Skis · 2022
Very popular over the last few years. Super lightweight, easy to maneuver quickly, 93 underfoot means you can get edge to edge quickly but still float in a little bit of snow. The construction of this ski makes it light but stiff so it will go fast and cut through the crud.
Blizzard Bonafide 97 Skis
Crudbusting. These are bulldozers. They have 2 layers of metal in them and just want to charge. It takes a competent pilot to maneuver these things, but when driven well, they take no prisoners. Point these downhill and blast through anything that's in your way.
All mountain skiing! From chop to powder - wider waist on these guys can handle boot to knee deep powder if it comes and still be a contender on the groomers with the best carving skis!
Better on the front side than a lot of other all-mountain skis. Blizzard has a racing background.
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