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Women's Skis

DPS Yvette 112RP2 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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DPS Yvette 112RP2 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Our testers say the DPS Yvette 112 RP2 is "fun, fun, fun" in fresh snow and in the steeps.

Black Diamond Element Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Black Diamond Element Women's Skis - 2014/2015

BD's Element loves to get deep.

Rossignol Star 7 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Rossignol Star 7 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Queen of the float, Rossignol's Star 7 surfs the soft stuff.

Armada VJJ 2.0 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Armada VJJ 2.0 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

There's a new standard in women's powder skis. Meet Armada's VJJ 2.0.

Line Pandora Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Line Pandora Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Line's Pandora opens the world of powder to converts and newcomers as well.

Salomon Quartz XT12 Ti Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Salomon Quartz XT12 Ti Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Salomon's Quartz XT12 Ti is like an energy drink just for your legs, jampacked with response and agility.

Blizzard Viva 810 TI IQ Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Blizzard Viva 810 TI IQ Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Blizzard's Viva 810 Ti is made for skiing the good life.

Kastle MX 70 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Kastle MX 70 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Kastle's MX 70 is for women who never take their foot off the gas.

White Doctor LT8 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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White Doctor LT8 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

White Doctor makes a slope call.

Nordica Nemesis Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Nordica Nemesis Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Nordica's Nemesis is a big mountain ski with some serious hard snow skills.

Volkl Aura Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Volkl Aura Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Finally, a big mountain ski that treats the terrain as seriously as you do!

Atomic Century 102 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Atomic Century 102 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Atomic's Century floats like a butterfly, and stings like a queen bee.

Dynastar Cham W107 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Dynastar Cham W107 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Dynastar's Cham W107 is ready to devour the powder buffet.

Faction Agent 90W Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Faction Agent 90W Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Personals: Agent 90W in search of loose, fearless Western skier.

K2 Potion 98Ti Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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K2 Potion 98Ti Women's Skis - 2014/2015

K2's 98 Potion Ti is made to slash the trees and blast the bumps.

Volkl Yumi Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Volkl Yumi Women's Skis - 2014/2015

The Yumi is a fantastically fun, amazingly stable, quick turning all-mountain ski.

Nordica Wild Belle Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Nordica Wild Belle Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Nordica's Wilde Belle is a responsive all-mountain machine.

Dynastar Cham W97 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Dynastar Cham W97 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

The Cham W 97 is custom built for Snowbird's soft snow and big terrain.

Scott Luna Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Scott Luna Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Best suited for East Coast lift conditions, Scott's Luna is also surprisingly fun in the crud.

Atomic Elysian Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Atomic Elysian Women's Skis - 2014/2015

A great value at $600, the Atomic Elysian loves is a responsive, soft snow loving ski for intermediate to expert skiers. 

Blizzard Black Pearl Women's Skis 2014/2015

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Blizzard Black Pearl Women's Skis 2014/2015

Blizzard's Black Pearl loves making quick fall-line turns, and boasts some float as well.

Armada ARVw Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Armada ARVw Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Armada's ARVw is fun in trees and straightlining. It is not especially versatile.

Fischer KOA 88 Ti Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Fischer KOA 88 Ti Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Fischer's KOA 88Ti likes to take on the mountain, and win. This is a strong ski for strong skiers.

Rossignol Temptation 100 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Rossignol Temptation 100 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Rossignol's Temptation 100 is a super versatile women's All Mountain ski that is fun, stable and very easy to carve.

Head Total Joy Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Head Total Joy Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Head's Total Joy is exactly that--an incredibly fun ski!

Fischer KOA 100 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Fischer KOA 100 Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Fischer's Koa 100 is a very versatile big mountain ski that is quick and fast.

Faction Supertonic Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Faction Supertonic Women's Skis - 2014/2015

How stable is Faction's Supertonic? One tester said, it has such a smooth ride, "You could put on lipstick while skiing it."

Head Great Joy Women's Skis - 2014/2015

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Head Great Joy Women's Skis - 2014/2015

Head's Great Joy takes pleasure in giving YOU a better day on the hill.

Salomon Q-103 Stella Women's Ski - 2014/2015

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Salomon Q-103 Stella Women's Ski - 2014/2015

The Salomon Q-103 Stella takes "Best in Class" for the women's Big Mountain category, mixing playfulness, stability and a wonderful lively feeling underfoot to create a very fun ski.

Scott Vanisher Women's Ski - 2014/2015

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Scott Vanisher Women's Ski - 2014/2015

Scott's Vanisher boasts superior float for women who love to hunt soft snow.

Rossignol Savory 7 Women's Ski - 2014/2015

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Rossignol Savory 7 Women's Ski - 2014/2015

The Savory 7 is a fun, surfy ski that is easy to turn in variety of conditions.

K2 Remedy 102 Women's Ski - 2014/2015

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K2 Remedy 102 Women's Ski - 2014/2015

K2's Remedy is a predictable, dependable all-mountain women's ski that can handle a variety of conditions.

Rossignol Attraxion 8 Echo

Rossignol Attraxion 8 Echo

A very fun ski with high marks for its ability to make a number of different turns in lots of different conditions.

Nordica Unknown Legend

Nordica Unknown Legend

A nice light feel in the turn, but overmatched in this class.

Head Mya No. 8

Head Mya No. 8

“Beautiful performance at high speed,” one tester said.

Fischer Motive 80 Powerrail

Fischer Motive 80 Powerrail

At its best holding a long turn at just about any speed.

Elan Waveflex 82 Xti

Elan Waveflex 82 Xti

Edging and long turns are the 82 Xti's strong suit.

Dynastar Exclusive Legend Eden

Dynastar Exclusive Legend Eden

A rewarding, positive feeling ski that is easy to initiate into turns.

Salomon Enduro XT 850

Salomon Enduro XT 850

There were a lot of "Wows!" in the test cards from the women who tested Salomon's Enduro XT 850.

K2 SuperStititous

K2 SuperStititous

"A performance ski for performance skiers," one tester said.

Blizzard Viva 8.1

Blizzard Viva 8.1

Initiates easily without much work.

Atomic Affinity Storm

Atomic Affinity Storm

A super stable ski with a lot of energy underfoot.

Nordica Nemesis

Nordica Nemesis

For some big mountain female skiers, our testers felt the Nemesis might just be that "Quiver of one."

Head Rock n Roll

Head Rock n Roll

Rocks and rolls at long turns and medium to high speeds.

Fischer Watea 98

Fischer Watea 98

A soft snow-seeking ski from Fischer.

Dynastar Exclusive Legend Paradise

Dynastar Exclusive Legend Paradise

Women who love to make big turns on big mountains will love skiing Dynastar's Paradise.

Blizzard Black Pearl

Blizzard Black Pearl

Blizzard's Black Pearl is a jewel of an all-mountain ski.

Elan Zeal

Elan Zeal

The Zeal is a super versatile big mountain ski with lots of energy and edge grip.

Salomon Origins Bamboo

Salomon Origins Bamboo

The superior edging capability kept increasing the harder our testers pushed it.

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