Not all skis are created equal, and not all skis are created with women in mind! Fortunately, our experts are here to help you find the best skis for you – just like they’ve done for thousands of other customers! Check out this list of our experts’ most recommended skis for women, and don’t forget to chat with a Ski Expert here on Curated to find the perfect pair of skis for you.
- Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Skis
- K2 Mindbender 85 Alliance Women's Skis · 2022
- Salomon QST LUX 92 Women's Skis · 2022
- Line Pandora 84 Women's Skis · 2022
- Blizzard Black Pearl 97 Skis Women's Red
- K2 Mindbender 90C Alliance Women's Skis · 2022
- Atomic Maven 86 Women's Skis · 2022
- Völkl Kenja 88 Skis · 2022
- K2 Mindbender 88ti Alliance Women's Skis · 2022
- Atomic Vantage 75 W Women's Skis with M10 Gw Bindings · 2022
Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Skis
One of the best all-mountain skis year in and year out! A really versatile ski that can truly handle all conditions. The combination of a poplar/beech wood core, carbon and fiberglass laminates, and minimally tapered tip and tail rocker make for an all-mountain performer with a really intuitive feel. They excel at carving strong turns and being strong and lively in varying snow conditions, but they are surprisingly fun and capable in softer conditions as well.
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!
K2 Mindbender 85 Alliance Women's Skis · 2022
K2 uses an 85mm waist width with their All-terrain Rocker (giving a gradual rise in the tip with a short, low rise in the tail) to produce an incredibly versatile ski for the intermediate to advanced skier. The ski's shape provides versatility for both easy turn initiation on groomed snow, and floatation in soft snow when you travel out west. They also have an Aspen Veneer Core for lightweight and long life. K2 uses a short turning radius on this ski, for a skier who prefers controlled, shorter turns.
The K2 Mindbender 85 is a quick turning all-mountain ski for the woman looking for a lightweight responsive ski spending 70% or more of the time on groomed terrain or exploring some trees and side hits. It's not going to excel in powder but how many powder days are you really skiing this year?
Salomon QST LUX 92 Women's Skis · 2022
Just about anything you throw at it and is one of the most approachable skis for a wide range of skiers. The QST line is impressive in its versatility: hard snow groomers? Check. Want to jump off into the trees? Check. Moguls? Check. At 92 underfoot, this ski works well on both coasts, the Rockies, and the midwest.
Line Pandora 84 Women's Skis · 2022
A groomer-oriented ski. A softer top initiates turns easily while a stiffer tail provides power and stability at higher speeds. Line uses a 5CUT Multi-Radius sidecut, meaning there are 5 different radiuses blended into the ski's sidecut offering a wide variety of turn shapes. Carbon material stretches from tip to tail for added stability. A thin core and sidewall in the tip make it 100g lighter for reduces wing weight. In addition, Line used an Aspen core for the lightest and most agile feel!
Blizzard Black Pearl 97 Skis Women's Red
The Black Pearl is known for its stability and power, while still being quite accessible and not overly demanding. This is a ski that will handle anything you throw at it.
Arcing turns on groomers, a smooth and stable ride at speed, dipping into the trees on occasion, these boards will do it all but feel most at home on resort trails.
Another great go anywhere do anything ski designed specifically for women who charge.
K2 Mindbender 90C Alliance Women's Skis · 2022
An amazing all-mountain ski built around fun, balance, and performance! The versatile 90mm and all-mountain rocker shape provides decent flotation in powder, holds an edge well in variable conditions, and is a good length for your height. Easy to turn, and designed for the more aggressive skiers on the mountain!
Great for intermediate to advanced skiers who like to ski a bit on groomers and a bit off trail. At 90mm underfoot these skis will be nice and quick edge to edge, but their shape also offers pretty good float in fresh snow!
Atomic Maven 86 Women's Skis · 2022
Brand new ski from Atomic for 2022 that they released early. This was developed in North America and built in Austria. Made for on-trail riding and off-piste exploring. They are balanced with a blend of power and maneuverability. This will be a solid intermediate ski that experts will enjoy too!
Völkl Kenja 88 Skis · 2022
These skis are great for that on-piste carver who likes to do a little bit of exploring during the day. They are lightweight, energetic, and versatile but not as forgiving as the other skis in this list as they are a little more high performance but they give back tenfold what you put into them.
K2 Mindbender 88ti Alliance Women's Skis · 2022
This is a great option for an intermediate to expert-level skier. These skis offer great edge grip and versatility in a 88mm width. Stable and precise in the forebody of the ski as well as underfoot, and the skis' metal taper allows for a more playful and fun release from the turns. This ski is stable, quick, playful, and forgiving.
Atomic Vantage 75 W Women's Skis with M10 Gw Bindings · 2022
The frontside carver who is just starting out or getting back into their adventures on the slopes! An all-mountain rocker can be found in the front of the ski for truly easy turn initiation, this ski is forgiving and good at making you feel capable with its increased edge to snow contact. The capped sidewall included here means that they are durable without feeling stiff. They are a great confidence booster for a first-timer who wants something to escape the rental nightmare with!
This ski will help beginners feel more comfortable on the mountain. It has a lightweight and forgiving design, helping new skiers feel confident in their turn initiation, while not worrying about their control or stability on the mountain. This is a great ski for someone looking to progress further in their abilities.
Head Kore 91 W Skis · Women's · 2022
Kore is the renowned line from Head. They are well known for hard-charging and having fun on the slopes. One of the lightest weight all-mountain skis from its Karuba and Poplar core for that perfectly balanced ski. Reinforced with Multi-layer Carbon Sandwich Cap Construction to keep that performance together. This is a precise ski that you can send it off whatever you want!
Head's Kore series almost defies description. They're insanely light and unbelievably strong. The karuba and poplar core (Kore!) is reinforced with Graphene for unparalleled strength-to-weight. Combined that with a quick turning radius and generous rocker in the tips and tails, you've got a ski that will be at home on trail and off.
Line Blade Skis
Line is not known for having good carving skis, they are much more in with the freeride crowd, but these are going to help change that reputation. Responsive, great on edge, but can also handle anything thrown at them!
This ski is super responsive and awesome on edge, its unique metal core lends itself nicely to tearing up groomers but isn't afraid of the occasional dive off piste.
Carving trenches in any condition. Rockered tips also help for sliding, slashing, having fun all around the mountain, and of course, helping float in soft snow.
Blizzard Black Pearl 82 Skis · 2022
Carving, slashing, going fast, going slow, and even a little powder. The Black Pearl is the best selling women's ski of all time, and for good reason. It's fun, capable, light, durable, and simply makes you a better skier. As someone who's looking to take that next step into advanced territory, this ski will be with you while you get there. After you make that step, you'll love it just as much!
Salomon QST Lumen 99 Women's Skis · 2022
A great all-mountain ski that will do a little bit of everything very well! They integrated cork into the construction to help with damping the ski at higher speeds. Being 99 underfoot with a decent rocker in the tip, they will stay afloat in powder while also being able to hold an edge on those groomers!
Everything, there really isn't much this ski cannot do. The wood construction really allows this ski to stand out from the pack with unmatched pop and energy out of every turn. This will be a great ski to really feel stable at high speed and have less chatter than others in this category.
Völkl Secret 96 Women's Skis · 2022
A wider and more versatile version of the Secret 92, has Volkl's trademark 3D radius for easy intuitive turning at any speed - holds an edge like a champ even on the crummiest icy day! This ski will float well and carve smoothly. Play in the powder, bumps, trees, wherever!!
Anything short of chest high powder. Seriously so good all-around for the strong lady skier. It has a strong edge on the groomers, will plow through crud and chop and is actually pretty good in powder. Typical Volkl strength with a little more versatility.
Head Kore 97 W Skis · Women's · 2022
97mm waist for an easy ski to move edge to edge on hardpack and will still offer enough float to handle storm days in CO. These skis are on the stiffer side and have a long traditional camber, so they'll hold an edge on any icy day on the East Coast no matter how fast you turn. The rocker and modern sidecut add a lot of maneuverability making the ski both stable and playful!
Spring, pow, crud, groomers, you name it! An aggressive but playful ski that is easy to turn but damp at speed.
Atomic Maven 93 C Women's Skis Anthracite Mint
A lightweight wood core reinforced with atomics "carbon backbone" allows them to make a powerful advanced ski with none of the weight! Quick from edge to edge with great edgehold on hard snow and enough width for soft snow!
The Maven is a light weight approachable ski that has Atomic's Omatic core with a Flow Profile the blends rocker and camber for seemless turns. If you are riding groomers or off-piste the Maven will be the do-it-all pair!
K2 Disruption 76 Alliance E R3 10 Skis with Compact Quikclik Bindings · 2022
These beginner to intermediate skis are the best bang for your buck. They look sharp and act sharp. K2 gives an undeniable quality in all their skis, but these especially perform at top tier. Extremely helpful in leveling up your skills. All mountain camber rocker camber that will not catch on the snow. You also get the easy access strong and reliable bindings with this ski making it one of the most high quality combos at the best price on the market. Go for it !!
At 76mm underfoot, this Disruption is perfect for east coast cruising. Nimble edge to edge and grippy on ice, you'll feel confident anywhere, while the perfectly tuned flex profile will give you stability at speed while helping get you into and out of turns with east. A bit of tip rocker helps ease turn initiation too. This ski is a great step up to help you carve faster and ski steeper slopes.
Dynastar M-pro 84 Women's Skis · 2022
This is a great ski for getting the most out of groomed runs. The poplar wood core is strong and naturally damp, so these skis retain good suspension qualities without needing the extra weight of metal laminates. The 5 point side-cut and short turn radius make initiating turns a breeze - even on hardpack - and the tip rocker gives them enhanced stability across varying conditions.
Extremely damp and forgiving, with a great feel on edge the M-pro 84 has a tight turning radius and is primed for riding on piste. Its poplar core and partial titanal insert make this ski both forgiving and stable, and the 13m turning radius makes this ski great for riding groomers even when conditions are tough.
Titanal frame in the construction keeps this ski stable and strong on edge! Able to handle super firm conditions and variable snow, but also isn't super demanding and can handle some fresher snow you may encounter.
Rossignol Blackops Women's Stargazer Ski
The Stargazer is a lightweight ski with tip and tail rocker designed to facilitate easy turning! This ski is 92 underfoot which is a perfect all mountain width. It won't sink too much in the powder but it will still be easy to turn edge to edge on the groomers.
Great all-mountain ski! They will be lighter as they are shorter as well as Rossignol has prided themselves on their weight reduction technology over the past few years!
Rossignol Blackops Women's Rallybird Ski
At 101mm underfoot, the Rallybird will hold up with the best of them on deep powder days. Built for ladies who like the weight and dampness of a metal ski, but that’s agile and fun. The camber underfoot allows for exceptional edge grip. Another similar ski in this line was featured in powder magazines “Best Skis of the Year”.
With a lightweight wood core and a poppy twin tip feel these will be very similar in performance to the Kore and the Fischer Ranger! Light enough to hike with, but won't sacrifice the skiing performance on the way down. 98mm underfoot
Skiing park then dipping into some trees and powder! Since this ski has an underfoot of 102mm this ski will stay on top of the snow much more than a 90mm underfoot! Making this a more powder-friendly all-mountain sender!
Atomic Maven 86 C Women's Skis · 2022
Tested in North America, for North America - Atomic made sure this ski can do it all. With the Omatic Core the Maven has a fun poppy play that isn't too stiff nor too soft. This ski will hold an edge in ice and let you play in the fresh snow too!
An intuitive, responsive ski! Easy to ride, quick turn initiation, great to bring all over the mountain and into a variety of conditions. Would be great ski to transition out of rentals with and is not as demanding of a ride!
Atomic Vantage 90 TI Women's Skis · 2021
The Vantage is a true all-mountain ski. At 90 underfoot, it's still going to fit into a carving width, but the extra underfoot and rocker in the tip and tail will make everything from a little powder to afternoon chop feel like corduroy. These are still very quick edge to edge, don't worry! East Coast all-mountain skiing in all forms. These do everything well, you'll forget you're even skiing them!
A powerful yet lightweight ski that would work for uphill and downhill travel! These use mesh in the tips and tails to add stability while reducing weight. The light yet stiff tails give this great maneuverability and a good amount of float in some deeper powder. These paired with a nice hybrid binding for in and out of the resort would be perfect!
A personal favorite mine! Excellent daily driver with a durable top sheet and superior lightweight performance! An all-mountain ski, extremely lightweight, reinforced for extra stability. Excellent for carving turns, holding a nice edge, and exploring side hits and bumps away from the groomed terrain!
Fischer Ranger 99 TI Women's Skis
Despite a very lightweight construction this ski is going to be good for just about anything that you throw at it. The skis stiff build means you'll be able to move from edge to edge quickly when you're on piste, but it's 99 mm waist means that you'll float when you get into the deep stuff.
Drawing from Fischer's race heritage, this ski is very precise on edge and the metal construction will give it increased stability at speed and variable conditions.
All-mountain ripping. Lightweight but stiff, that will handle crud with a wide enough waist for when it dumps in the Rockies.
Icelantic Riveter 95 Skis · Women's · 2022
This new design made this ski fantastic for all-around mountain performance! These skis are going to be similar to the Line Pandora 95 or the Moment Sierras in that they all really flex into the turns well! I also like that the width is 95, so you are going to have more versatile performance on groomers!
With the Riveter you do not need to look at the forecast, this ski is set to go anywhere. The rocker profile makes sure you bust crud and float when you need to. This ski holds a strong edge to lay down in when you need it. This ski is light but that doesn't take away from its strength.
A poplar wood core and tri-axial fiberglass gives you tons of performance, but keeps overall weight down. Snappy and responsive, a great option for speed and railing groomers in the resort. Also, the best topsheet graphics in the industry!
Völkl Yumi 84 Skis · 2022
The Völkl Yumi 84 is the perfect option for the advanced intermediate level skier that spends most of her time on the groomers. The Yumi is quick on edge when carving with added stability. Multiple radiuses along the sidecut mean different turn shapes. Torsion control is added for additional power transmission and strength with the Glass Frame that encases the wood core which will keep you on track when you want to hit the gas pedal.
This skis is a freeride favorite that shines wherever you point it. A hardwood core and thin titanal layer make this ski stiff enough to shine on groomers, with tip and tail rocker to help get you through crud and loose snow. The design of the sidecut incorporates 3 different turning radii, so no matter what kind of turn you are making, the ski moves easily and with stability.
These are immensely popular skis from Volkl. Very light and playful, these all-mountain skis will perform similarly to the Kenja 88s, however they are a bit narrower, shorter, and lighter, therefore more maneuverable.
Icelantic Maiden 101 Skis · Women's · 2022
The Maiden is Icelantic's women's specific all-mountain/big-mountain ski. Built to do it all: crush groomers, surf the pow, and maneuver quickly through bumps and trees. They also make this ski in a 'lite' version for touring! Great for advanced to expert skiers who know where they want to go on the mountain. These skis are nimble and smooth, with a poplar core and 2mm of camber so they are nice and easy to maneuver.
A lively twin tip with plenty of pop, this ski will be an excellent all-mountain ski. It is a bit on the thicker side with a 101 waist, but it will thrive in powder and ungroomed terrain, while still having enough camber to carve a quick edge to edge on the groomers.
Great all-mountain powder ski coming in at 101 mm underfoot. This is a great waist width to float in powder but still be able to turn from edge to edge on the groomers. Extremely durable with a three-year warranty.
Atomic Cloud 9 Women's Skis with M 10 Gw Bindings
Great front side ski. Light with a full side-wall construction for performance and durability. Wood core and a short natural turn length; these are great for managing the fun days as well as the busy days on the mountain. A more traditional ski with bindings included. The sidecut and tail shape are ideal for control and stability on harder snow and at higher speeds. These have a tip rocker/early rise for float and shortening of the effective ski length. Great shape for holding on to the harder snow and turn-abilty when you need it!
These are extremely lightweight with titanal reinforcements to give it the feel and stability of a heavy ski without all the effort needed for a heavy ski! With a 14m turning radius these skis really shine wile doing quick fast turns!
Tremendous ski for gaining confidence! These will feel easy to turn/control, but will still provide you plenty of stability at higher speeds!
Head Kore 93 Women's Skis · 2020
These will take you anywhere on the mountain your heart desires! Great all-mountain shape, killer in the trees and pow but really fun on the front side of the mountain too. Very fall-line-oriented, fun in the bumps. Not super demanding either. They like to be driven a tad more aggressively but not a ski that will run you around the mountain if things aren't clicking.
Just about everything! The Kore construction is so popular right now for a reason: Head made a line of very lightweight, maneuverable skis with none of the drawbacks typically associated with lighter skis. They're stable, precise, and snappy, and they have true all-mountain versatility.
Great lightweight ski that can handle all terrain - Groomed terrain, moguls, powder! Anything with a slope and snow! This ski can be skied at the beginners' level or expert so you can keep it with you as you grow into the sport!
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