Just because we don’t have any fresh data, doesn’t mean we don’t know diddley. We’ve limited the list below to the top models available from the major brands, listed in alphabetical order by brand. This is a genre stocked wall-to-wall with no-nonsense carving machines: note the number with a fully cambered baseline.

Their scarcity in America hasn’t discouraged the major brands from continuing to invest in new designs for Women’s Technical skis. Of the seven models profiled here, four are new this year and two entered the fold only last season. Most of these models headline a family of women’s models meant to hit lower price points in the Frontside genre. The only model without a single sister is the Stöckli Laser MX.   

While we have no data to support our hypothesis, based on construction and design we’d conjecture that the Atomic, Blizzard, Stöckli and Head will be the most powerful and race-like, while the Dynastar, K2 and Rossi are just a hair more mellow.