Ski Bum Reviews picks for the best new women's specific all mountain skis for 2022/2023 ski season.
By Emily Crofton
It's that time of year again! Time to start thinking about which new skis you want to take out on the slopes this season. If you're looking for the best women's specific skis for 2023, we've got you covered. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced skier, we'll help you find the perfect pair of all-mountain skis that offer maximum versatility, performance,and approachability for all-day fun. And, of course, we've got plenty of options to choose from in our selection of women's specific skis. So what are you waiting for? Start browsing and get ready for some serious powder days!
Fischer Ranger 102 W
First on our list, the Fischer Ranger 102 W is back for another season thanks to popular demand. Offering unmatched agility and stability on the slopes, these skis were designed with ease of steering in mind, and feature Fischer's Freeski Rocker profile for an effortless ride. The Titanal reinforced wood core makes these skis incredibly durable, so you can take them anywhere without worry. Whether you're carving through fresh powder in the West or sailing through a fluffy day elsewhere, the Ranger 102 is the perfect ski for any condition.
Black Crows Atris Birdie
The Black Crows Atris Birdie is another fantastic choice for a women's progressive powder ski. Leaving you feeling like an expert in no time, this powerful, versatile machine has 108 mm underfoot and features the Poplar Wood Core with Fiberglass Laminate construction which makes it lightweight while remaining stable at high speeds. This quintessential playful charger provides unbeatable performance with freeride flair. If you're looking for something that is wide enough for powder days but maneuverable enough for groomers, the Atris Birdie is up for the challenge.
Salomon QST Stella 106
The Salomon QST Stella 106 skis are the perfect choice for skiers looking for a versatile and lightweight freeride ski with a powder-focused width underfoot. With a directional shape and twin rocker profile, the Stella 106 is nimble and playful in soft snow, yet still has the stability and power needed for high-speed performance. Cutout sections in the tips are filled with cork for lightweight dampening, and a blend of flax and carbon fiber is placed underfoot for additional strength and durability. The full poplar core provides a solid foundation for high speed performance, while the tapered tips keep the skis loose and fun in deep powder.
Nordica Santa Ana
The all-new 2023 Nordica Santa Ana 98 skis are designed for the ultimate in all-mountain performance with a side of playfulness. Thanks to a fresh construction that pairs a wood core with carbon and a sheet of terrain-specific metal, these skis offer a ride that's especially smooth and stable. This design also reduces weight and enhances edge hold and response to inspire confidence and keep you in control. Carbon chassis reduces weight without sacrificing performance, while the True Tip design trims the amount of ABS plastic in the tips, drastically improving the overall maneuverability.
Looking for a versatile all-mountain ski that can handle anything the resort throws at you? The Blizzard Sheeva 10 is your perfect choice. With a 102mm waist width, it's just as at home in fresh powder as it is carving through firm snow and chopped up terrain. The rockered profile gives you great floatation in deep powder, while the DRT Titanal layer underfoot adds stability and power when you need it. And thanks to the beech and poplar wood core, this ski is extremely durable and damp, making it a great choice for those who want to shred the whole mountain.
Elan Ripstick 102 W
The Elan Ripstick 102 W is in a league of its own as far as wider all-mountain skis are concerned. A hard-charging female’s dream, this ski embodies maneuverability, power, and rigidity all while having the ideal floatability one would want from a powder specific ski. Constructed with a Tubelite wood core and reinforced with carbon, you’re able to flick the skis around with ease while also having extra power and responsiveness to rip the hardpack. Featuring a full camber profile on the inside edges with a rockered outside edge, you truly get the best of both worlds.
K2 Mindbender 99 Ti
The K2 Mindbender 99 Ti is built for power and stability to confidently ski at all speeds. Constructed with a blend of fir and aspen wood, plus a titanal Y-beam design throughout the ski, you achieve strength and exceptional edge grip in the forebody and directly underfoot. Full-metal from edge to edge in the designated areas of the ski provide noticeable edge hold on hardpack yet playfulness in the tail where the metal tapers off. Smooth, forgiving and maneuverable, the Mindbender 99 Tis are geared toward advanced to expert skiers looking to tackle anything from adverse conditions to soft, smearable snow.