SKI REVIEWS YOU CAN TRUST

Women's All-mountain front ski reviews 2019


In this “All-mountain east” category, we select and review women's skis designed for 70% piste and 30% freeride. The qualities required include piste performance (initiation, turn performance and grip, stability, rebound, etc.), comfort, overall versatility and freeride behaviour (flotation in powder, rotation, behaviour in challenging snow conditions). The skis are generally between 82 and 88 mm underfoot with a large tip and rocker, and a relatively straight design.

They're designed for good to excellent riders looking for a highly efficient ski for the groomers that will also take them off-piste when the conditions are right.
Reviewers' score
14.9
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K2 Alluvit 88 TI reviews 2019

Women's skis 2019 > All-mountain front

BEST SKI

BEST SKI

Best ski 2019

The PROSKILAB reviewers were surprised by the excellent all-mountain skis in K2's Pinnacle series, which stood out for their great compromise between facility and performance.

In this "women's all mountain" category, the All-LUvit 88 shines in the same way thanks to its balance and adaptability.

The ski is happy on all terrains. On the piste, it's remarkable for its overall... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.7
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Völkl Yumi reviews 2019

Women's skis 2019 > All-mountain front

AWARD

AWARD

Best Accessibility!

Völkl's reputation for all mountain skis is well established. The brand has been at the forefront of the market for several years with products that have become benchmarks, like the Mantra or the Kendo for men.


Unlike the brand's best sellers for men, which are geared more towards performance, the Yumi is extremely user-friendly.

The ski is especially happy on the piste. With smooth... Read on

Reviewers' score
14.5
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Stöckli Stormrider 85 reviews 2019

Women's skis 2019 > All-mountain front

AWARD

AWARD

Best Accessibility/Performance!

"Best ski" last year, the Stormrider 85 from Stöckli remains at the top of the market like its big brothers in the men's categories.

The Stormrider 85 stands out on the piste for its excellent grip and outstanding stability. The ski responds powerfully and fast and is comfortable in all areas.

Off the groomed trails, the reviewers liked the ski's ability to cut through tricky... Read on

Reviewers' score
12.9
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Black Crows Vertis Birdie reviews 2019

Women's skis 2019 > All-mountain front

The Vertis Birdie, with its Freeride DNA, is a good match for the PROSKILAB guidelines for this category.

Despite its 85 mm at the waist, the ski can't hide its origins and is particularly comfortable off-piste. The reviewers were full of praise for its fantastic accessibility. Riders who want to discover the joys of the powder without having a stick that's too wide underfoot will simply love it. It behaves well in the crud, and float is excellent for the size underfoot.

On the groomed runs, the ski is not very incisive... Read on

Reviewers' score
12.1
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Head Great Joy reviews 2019

Women's skis 2019 > All-mountain front

With an impressive 98 mm underfoot, the Great Joy goes way beyond the PROSKILAB guidelines for this category.

This no-surprise freeride-style ski behaves well off-piste and has excellent float in powder.

Its behavior on the groomed trails is fine, and the PROSKILAB reviewers especially liked the easy turn initiation and stability in long turns at high speed.

On the other hand, they regretted a lack of agility and a certain inertia. The ski turns well but kicks back little energy. It's demanding and needs to be... Read on

Reviewers' score
12.1
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Nordica Santa Ana 93 reviews 2019

Women's skis 2019 > All-mountain front

The Santa Ana 93 is the narrowest in the Santa Ana all-mountain and freeski line.

On the groomers, the ski was notable for its liveliness and grip provided by the ski's tail as long as you don't ride it too far forward.

Off the beaten track, the ski performs well thanks to the comfortable width underfoot.


The reviewers found the ski soft at the tip and stiff in the tail, which meant that riders need time to adapt to it, and need to find the right positioning. While the stiff tail boosts grip, the softer... Read on