2015 Dynastar Cham W 87 ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s All-Mountain Front Category.

“With this ski’s carving prowess, it works as an all-mountain front one-ski quiver,” says Johnson. “It rips in both short- and long-radius turns and also transitions well from groomers to powder.” Testers appreciate the strong tip and soft tail, awarding the freeride Cham W 87 high scores for versatility and playfulness—similar scores to the W 97, the W 87’s wider sibling. Cham series skis have a full-length vertical sidewall, a long rockered tip, five-point sidecut (where the forebody is the widest part of the ski) along with a flat pintail. The core includes weight-reducing paulownia wood and fiberglass laminate. “There’s not even one ounce of chatter on a steep pitch,” says Sibley. “It’s solid and strong throughout the turn.”