2015/2016 Blizzard Black Pearl ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s All-Mountain Front Category, awarding it an Editors’ Choice.

Veteran tester Rodman dubs the Black Pearl “best in show for all categories,” and indeed, testers awarded it high scores across the board with chart-topping scores for versatility. The 88-mm-waisted ski features Blizzard’s Flipcore Technology, which, true to name, flips the core upside down in the production process to create tip and tail rocker and slight camber underfoot without bending the ski. Construction includes a sandwich compound sidewall and a light wood core made with poplar, bamboo and a titanium-binding interface. “Float, glide, ride, rip and carve are in this ski’s repertoire,” says Kelly.