Little by little, the women’s Technical category continues to add models to its lineup, offering a nearly full field of options to women who want elite hard snow performance. But expanding the market selection hasn’t substantially altered buyers’ interest, or lack thereof, at least in the American market. Our test team isn’t focused on the category and it shows in our spotty results.

Our hit-or-miss coverage includes three returning veterans and two newbies, the Kästle DX73 and a ski we haven’t had data on before, Elan’s Insomnia. As we did with the unisex Recommended models, the women’s field is listed in order of total score.