Over the past few years, skis in the All-Mountain Back category have become one of the best-selling profiles. It’s here that many women can find a one-ski quiver for most resorts, because these skis aim for waists wide enough to float in soft snow yet enough edge grip to hold skiing the hardpack. Since this category favors multi-taskers, most models share rocker technology, deep sidecuts and construction that often borrows from race skis. Waist widths range between 90 mm and 106 mm, and personalities vary from playful and surfy to damp and carvy. Some models have women-specific technology, such as the use of lightweight materials distributed in strategic areas and soft-flexing cores.

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