The women’s Big Mountain field is inextricably entwined with its unisex cousins, as this infinitesimal slice of the market doesn’t consume enough units to merit women-specific spin-offs. Fortunately for all concerned, men’s Big Mountain skis have already been put on a carbon-rich diet, the same regimen required to create a women’s ski. What’s good for the goose has already been built for the gander.
For several seasons we’ve bemoaned the absence of test card data on women’s Big Mountain skis and, sad to say, nothing has happened in the last year to change our tune. We still didn’t get enough data to post so much as a wild conjecture about skis we strongly suspect are quite good, such as the Nordica Santa Ana 110 and Völkl 100 Eight. Even the five skis that have more than single-card support didn’t reap enough results to rate them. This is why there are neither Power nor Finesse scores provided for Women’s Big Mountain models.