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If you have your sights set on long backcountry tours even during low tide, this ski may be just the ticket
An ideal ski for beginners to gain confidence on hardpack and corduroy
Don’t let the pretty top sheet fool you—this all-mountain tool means business, especially in the crud
No women’s powder ski list would be complete without this perennial favorite
This wider all-mountain ski can cut through crud and carve up groomers
This ski didn’t steal the show again this year, but you’d be hard pressed to find a better crud ski
This year’s Most Improved award goes to this energetic and fun ski
These playful planks were designed for skiers of the mountain west
These traditional women's downhill ski boots are built for ladies who charge the resort
These wide, rockered planks will help you milk those powder days for all their worth
Featuring a slim waist and lightweight construction, this backcountry ski is for those who need quick sticks to tackle big, technical terrain
Our favorite backcountry skis of the year aren’t just lightweight skis that power up the skintrack. They’re bonafide downhill performers.
If you’re a carver girl at heart but need something a little wider underfoot, the Ripstick 94 W is your compromise
An easy-skiing option for all levels, especially newer or casual skiers
This easy-going ride will follow you wherever you go, as long as it’s on edge
We give you the most versatile and responsive wide all-mountain ride of the year
With a more moderate waist, this is the ski for East Coast pow hounds and those of us who live in reality
This powder ski for ladies is as playful as it is pretty
If you gravitate towards a damp, stiff ski for backcountry adventures, this is your stick
Introducing the top-rated women’s all-mountain ski of the year
A beefy ski with stability and power for strong intermediates and up
If you’re looking for an all-mountain ski to do it all, and do it all really well, this is your ticket to ride
A quick whip for all-mountain adventures in tight terrain
This year’s chart-topping wide all-mountain ski for ladies lives for soft snow and crud
This new powder ski from Faction is for hard-chargers who don’t shy away from the steep and deep
From early season laps to encouraging ladies to get comfortable on edge, these frontside tools with slimmer waists take skiing back to the fundamentals
This tough bird won’t let you down when the pow turns to crud
The best women’s powder ski of the year is one heck of a fun ride
If you’re an expert ripper looking for a ski that can keep up with you in the deep stuff, this is your ski
This perennial favorite didn’t win any awards this year, but testers still love it for its backbone and dependability
This year’s most playful wide all-mountain ski also eats crud for breakfast
If you’re looking for an all-mountain ski that can also carve up a storm, look no further
A dialed groomer ski that excels in short to medium turns
This accessible all-mountain tool for ladies earned high marks in versatility and quickness
The runner-up in the women’s all-mountain category is a universal crowd pleaser
A true frontside ski made for all levels of skiers to improve their carving prowess
A no-nonsense ski for ladies who don’t shy away from big mountain lines
It’s not the lightest backcountry option out there, but if you’re plowing through backcountry crud, this is the ski you want underfoot
These all-mountain skis have a little more underfoot, more rocker, and more fun in powder
If you like playful powder planks (who doesn’t), check out this energetic ski
A ski that likes to stay on-piste for skiers who like to do the same
Super-stable planks for strong skiers who know how to steer a ski
The runner-up in the women’s powder category is a force to be reckoned with
Featuring tech inserts, rubber soles, and hike-modes with plenty of range of motion, these boots make short work of long, uphill slogs
Truly a ski for everyone, in all conditions, wherever you ski
These skis are party in the front, business underfoot, and designed to charge the whole mountain
It’s not a backcountry powder plank, but it sure is quick in steep, technical terrain
Not just for carving, this all-mountain ski can do it all
This quick and reliable backcountry ski for ladies gets the job done on all but the deepest of days