Blizzard Quattro 8.0 W

Blizzard is known for making powerful skis that appeal to ex-racer types; but if that sounds intimidating, they’ve toned it down with their new Blizzard Quattro 8.0 CA. Built with a lighter Paulownia and Bamboo core and with 4 mm of rocker at the tip and tail to make the ski more forgiving, the Quattro 8.0 Ca doesn’t scrimp on edgehold or performance. And it doesn’t require Lindsey Vonn-esque strength to bend into a turn, either. The Quattro 8.0 Ca is a great all-mountain choice for progressing intermediate women who spend the vast majority of their time perfecting their technique on the groomers but still head out to the sidelines when fresh snow beckons.