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Retailer Recs: Evo’s top 2017 women’s skis

Our “Retailer Recs” series is meant to save you time. We might not get to test every single ski out there (those pesky full-time jobs can really get in the way), but we can provide easy-to-digest, get-to-the-point roundups of what top retailers think about the latest products and trends. When it comes to retailers, sales is the bottom line rather than objectivity when it comes to retailers, but they have an undeniable eye for this stuff. They’re in the biz after all. They know what will sell well and in turn what will make their customers happy. So take it from them…

Evo’s Recommended 2017 Women’s Skis

“The overwhelming consensus for this season’s most significant ski trend is that performance and light weight are not mutually exclusive. Manufacturers continue to reduce ski weights, but have tempered this trend with beautiful new materials and construction methods, creating high performance, high tech hard charging skis that don’t tip the scales.” Evo.com

Product Name

Volkl 90Eight W Skis

Rossignol Soul 7 HD W Skis

Online, Store
156, 163
162, 170



Basalt, Carbon, Wood
Carbon, Wood
Tail Type
Partial Twin Tip
Partial Twin Tip

Tail Width

126, 126, 126

116, 116, 116


Big Mountain, Powder
All-Mountain, Big Mountain
Turning Radius
Medium (17 m)
Short (14.6, 14.9, 17.9 m)
Binding Compatability
A brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width is recommended.
A brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width is recommended.
Light Wood
Multi-Layer Wood Core
Air Tip,
Carbon Alloy Matrix,
Free VAS
Tough Box Construction
Carbon Stringer
1 Year
1 Year
Leah Fielding

Leah Fielding

One of the first things I noticed when I moved to Colorado in 2008 to pursue a career in outdoor journalism was the rapidly growing women’s outdoor gear industry. What I also noticed was that there weren’t many outlets for women to learn more about this gear, which is why I created Women’s Gear Guide in 2012, after I moved from Boulder, Colorado to Aspen, Colorado. Our aim is to provide outdoor gals with a solid resource they can rely on.

I am an expert skier (former East Coast racer and current Colorado powder hound), advanced mountain biker, avid yogini and happy hiker. My dog, Bromley, is my favorite adventure buddy, other than my husband and I love cooking Indian curry.
Leah Fielding