2013 EDITORS' CHOICE:
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Women's skis have been one of the fastest growing segments in the industry—with technological breakthroughs and more attention paid to female skiers, these skis are better than ever. Within that segment, All Mountain is the most-popular category. These skis can do it all—play in the pow, cruise the corduroy and crush the crud. Each pair was put through the ringer by former World Cup racers, ski instructors, mountaineers and OTS staff at our annual ski test in Aspen last season. Find your one ski quiver here: 

Blizzard Samba - Womens EC/AM 2013

BLIZZARD SAMBA

Blizzard’s women’s Free Mountain line includes three skis (ranging from 88 mm to 108 mm underfoot), all constructed with tip and tail rocker, a sandwich sidewall construction, a wood core with bamboo added to reduce weight and Blizzard’s Flipcore technology, which adds rocker in the molding process rather than bending it in. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REVIEW»

 

Fischer Koa 98 - Womens EC/AM 2013

FISCHER KOA 98

Fischer’s All-Mountain twintip is designed to offer control in all conditions. Testers said it shines in mixed snow: “The crud became smooth!” said Alder. “Could even conquer Sierra Cement,” commented Sutton. Fischer’s Freeski Rocker contributes to the KOA 98’s crud-taming talent. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REVIEW»

 

Kastle FX 94 - Womens EC/AM 2013

KÄSTLE FX94

Though the FX94 has metal, it’s one of the lightest metal laminated skis offered by Kästle. It was designed with alpinist and big mountain skier, Chris Davenport, who wanted a ski that was light enough for uphill travel, but a bomber for the downhill. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REVIEW»

 

Nordica Wild Belle - Womens EC/AM 2013

NORDICA WILD BELLE

Five new models join the Nordica women’s line—including an update to the All-Mountain Nemesis at the widest waist, down to the narrowest First Belle. At 84 mm underfoot, the Wild Belle is a lightweight, carve-happy ski. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REVIEW»

Volkl Kenja - Womens EC/AM 2013

VÖLKL KENJA

Last season Völkl added women-specific Bio-Logic technology to the venerable Kenja, designed to reduce leg stress and fatigue through a level stance, progressive sidecut (wide tip and narrow tail) and an ultra light wood core that’s stiffer in the front and softer in the tail. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REVIEW»