For most women, an All-Mountain Back model ought to serve as a second ski for soft snow conditions rather than an everyday charger. This is because, with the exception of bigger and stronger women, the extra width that makes All-Mountain Back skis ideal in off-trail conditions is a smidge too pudgy for many women to comfortably tilt to a high edge on hard snow.

Off-trail skiing isn’t for novices, and most intermediates would rather listen to a time-share pitch than be tossed into a couloir. Point being, All-Mountain Back skis are made for those with more advanced skills. Neither of these Editors' Choice skis are so overly burly that they should bear an “Experts Only!” warning, but skiers should be advised that a fatter ski doesn’t make anyone better, just more buoyant. 

Click through each Editors' Choice ski selection via the link at the bottom righthand corner to find out which women's All-Mountain Back skis made the favorites list from our equipment expert partners:, powered by Masterfit.