The Best Women's Carving Skis

If you love making big, arcing turns at high speeds, you probably want a carving ski. Carving skis are for those familiar with ski racing, but who want to have fun on the mountain outside of race days. These skis are for hard pack only, not for powder, and specifically excel on groomers, through gates, and over machine-prepped snow. These are designed for skilled skiers who know how to lay down a turn and want a performance piece of equipment to use in all firm conditions on the mountain.

Review Year
Best in Class
Overall Rating
Price
Name Overall Rating Ratings The Good The Bad Price
Elan Amphibio 14 TI
87
Edge Hold 8
Responsiveness 8
Turn Shape Variability 8
Stability 7
Carving Pleasure 8
Value 8

Smooth ski

Really good edge hold

Easy to initiate

Great frontside ski for a wide variety of skiers

Responsive and stable even at mid-speeds

Gets pushed by anything that isn't groomed

Have to stay centered

On-piste only

Needs to be on edge

Not for race ski fans

MSRP
$950.00
BEST DEAL
N/A
Fischer The Curv
87
Best in Class
2016
Edge Hold 9
Responsiveness 8
Turn Shape Variability 6
Stability 9
Carving Pleasure 7
Value 8

Super damp

Speed hungry

Loves long arcs

Fantastic edge bite

Very solid underfoot

Not versatile

Doesn't do slow turns

Or short

Requires your full attention

Prefers to fly down every slope

MSRP
$1,200.00
BEST DEAL
$1,200.00
Fischer My Curve
85
Best in Class
2018
Responsiveness 7
Stability 7
Edge Hold 8
Carving Pleasure 9
Turn Variability 4

Spirited and full of energy

Solid edge hold

High marks for carving pleasure

One-trick pony

Low scores for turn shape variability

Tip wants to hook up in long turns

Small sweet spot

MSRP
$899.00
BEST DEAL
$549.95
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Atomic Cloud 12
82
Responsiveness 7
Stability 7
Edge Hold 7
Carving Pleasure 7
Turn Variability 4

Good stability even for its lightness

Nimble and dynamic

A pure Frontside ski that favors speed and long tu

Skis short

Short turns are not its forte

Less versatile than other Frontside skis in the ca

MSRP
$950.00
BEST DEAL
$799.99