Women's All-mountain ski reviews 2020
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.
The legendary Stormrider series from Stöckli continues to rack up the points this year. The women's Stormrider 85, on the podium last year for its "accessibility/performance", has stepped up to this year to take the top spot: our "Best ski".
It's a ski which is at ease on any terrain, in any conditions. The piste performance in particular is excellent. The Stormrider 85 is fun,... Read on
The Völkl Yumi, tested last year, doesn't seem to have changed much and retains the same qualities, particularly on piste.
The testers all remarked on the exceptional accessibility of this ski. The Yumi is easy, intuitive and doesn't require any special instructions or skill level to ski. Very forgiving, it builds confidence and allows technical progression.
The performance on piste was... Read on
The Mindbender series is the new all-mountain and freeride range from K2.
The 88Ti in its dedicated women's version ("Alliance") is a stiffer model, reinforced by a Y-shaped Titanal plate - which K2 call the 'Titanal Y-Beam' - which brings it a little extra 'oomph' which the testers enjoyed.
"Quite stiff", "lively but not overly", the K2 plays on... Read on
The excellent Head Kore 93 - last year's "Best ski" in the men's range - has quickly become a benchmark for the all mountain ski. This year it has come out with a women's version: the Kore 93 W.
The construction is the same as that of the men's version. It's interesting to note that Head's approach here is quite different to that of equivalent brands which often include... Read on
Though the Rossignol Experience 94 Ti was awarded "Best ski" in the men's category, the testers rated the Experience 88 Ti W quite strictly.
The performance is good overall. The ski is stable, grippy, particularly at ease with short turns where the rebound is quite poppy.
The Experience 88 Ti W is quite stiff for a women's ski and is close to the men's version: the construction,... Read on
The feedback on this ski is similar to that of the Rossignol Experience 88 Ti W. Just as with the Rossignol, the Intense 4x4 82 Pro seems very close to the men's version (the Speed Zone 4x4 Pro) with similar weight and sidecut.
The testers of the men's version found it to be quite soft, but the testers of the women's model found it to be stiff and demanding for female skiers.
Overall... Read on