Women’s Piste Skis of 2024

two carvers on perfect groom

No. of Piste skis featured in the 2024 Gear Guide: 19
No. of testers: 11
Testing location: La Clusaz

If you’re after a carving ski for hard charging on piste, you’ve come to the right place…

Featuring our top performing Women’s Piste ski of 2024, that just so happens to be Overall Ski of the Year from any category – All-Mountain, Freeride, Freestyle, Touring, Freetouring – from the hundred-plus skis we tried out for this winter. Plus the runner up Editor’s Choice carving skis of 2024.

There are a lot of skis in this category, a lot of specs and stats. These might be our top picks, but to make sure you’re looking at the right ski for you, dive in to the in-depth reviews and access the full list of skis featured in our 2024 Gear Guide. Click to buy and browse the digital issue (£3.50):

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Also featuring –

  • Blizzard Phoenix R14 Pro
  • Elan Primetime No5
  • K2 Disruption SC W
  • Nordica Belle DC 72
  • Rossignol Nova 10 Ti
  • Völkl Flair SC V
Salomon Addikt Pro skis

SALOMON Addikt Pro

£780 (inc. bindings)
Lengths 149, 156, 163, 170, 177cm 
Radius 13m @ 170cm
Dimensions 120-66-104mm 
Weight per ski 2,690g @ 170cm with binding 

Designed for skiers addicted to spending every chance they get carving down the mountain, Salomon’s newest on-piste Addikt Pro will instantly get you hooked. Its innovative Motion Tail technology and narrow waist make it a responsive yet forgiving ski that keeps it fun to mix short and long turns as you ski all day.

Hands down, the most excellent ski Salomon has produced for some years. Why have we selected this as our 2024 Ski Of The Year? Everyone, irrespective of gender, who got on the Addikt Pro just lit up. Even people from other brands were gob-smacked at how good it is. It was equally loved by female and male testers, from 50kg to over 90kg, intermediate to professional level. We all only skied it in a 163cm and 170cm and still loved it. Its appeal is down to the heady mix of accessible performance, energy, grip, feedback and FUN.

This is not a race ski, and there are plenty of more powerful piste skis out there. The beauty is that you get on this ski and don’t have to think– you just ski for the soul-nourishing pleasure of it and have the biggest grin. Maybe that’s the g-forces at play?

This is a piste ski for groomed terrain. It suits moderate to stronger intermediate skiers right through to experts and seasoned pros, female and male. It doesn’t require you to have a full-on Alpine boot. We skied it with race, piste/all-mountain and freeride boots and still enjoyed the similar sensations. It is dynamic and reactive when pushed, but easy at low speeds and a pleasure to ski.

To read the full, in depth review of Fall Line’s Overall SOTY that is the Addikt Pro, click below:

Atomic Cloud Q 14 Revoshock skis in women's piste skis of 2024 category

ATOMIC Cloud Q14 Revoshock S

£820 inc bindings 
144, 152, 160, 168cm
Radius 13.0m @ 160cm
Dimensions 123-75-107mm
Weight per ski 2,755g @ 160cm with bindings

The Atomic Cloud Q14 Revoshock S combines World Cup-proven tech with a multi-radius sidecut and a wider waist to take on all piste conditions.

Race-ski inspired tech with a wider footprint and a tighter sidecut than the narrower Cloud C14, the Q is less twitchy and adds another dimension of versatility for when the conditions are less than perfect.

This ski is not for the timid or inexperienced skier. It isn’t scary or a handful, but the strong construction and lack of rocker rewards better technique. This is not a race ski though. If you are an advanced skier, or an expert who’s after something a little less twitchy, the Cloud Q14 has to be on your shortlist.

Dynastar E-Lite 8 Konnect skis in women's piste skis of 2024 category

DYNASTAR E Lite 8 Konect

£640 inc bindings
Lengths 149, 158, 166cm
Radius 12.0m @ 158cm
Dimensions 124-75-109mm
Weight per ski 1,850g @ 158cm without binding

The Dynastar E Lite 8 ski balances a powerful edge with a smooth ride that absorbs vibration and terrain variations for controlled carving by advanced skiers.

Powerful and planted, yet light and nimble, the E Lite 8 is Dynastar at its best. Ideal for advanced to expert-level skiers, it’s effortless on the groomers, turns on a dime and is bombproof at any speed.

Seriously quick edge to edge, heaps of rebound and mega grip, the E Lite 8 is best for advanced to expert skiers looking to push their performance on-piste.

Rossignol Forza 60D V-Ti skis in women's piste skis of 2024 category


£485 without bindings 
148, 154, 160, 166, 172cm
Radius 11.9m @ 160cm
Dimensions 132-90-117mm 
Weight per ski 1,550g without bindings (no stated size)

The Mindbender 90C W is a women’s-specific ski for intermediate to advanced skiers looking for a lightweight ski that’s comfortable going beyond groomers, at a more approachable waist width

Even given the changes to this ski, and the fact you get a little more performance, it’s still a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that just wants to have a good time. If you’re in the upper echelons of ski performance-dom, go for the Mindbender Ti. Beware though, you may get envious of the grin on our faces as we skip around the mountains on the C.

Ideal for intermediates and advanced-level skiers. If you’re a higher level than this but don’t want a metal laminate ski, the Mindbender 90C W is one to look at. It’s not punishingly heavy either, so would work just as well mounted with a freeride touring binding. Pop some skins in your pack, then you’re ready for anything.