Category: Best Women’s Piste Ski 2024/25 (Video Review)

Location: La Clusaz, France

Testers: Elsa Powell-Dooley | Kev Harris | Sam Temple | Lloyd Wallace | Rob Stewart | Betony Garner | David Robertson

Clothing Partner: Helly Hansen

Overall Winners

K2 Disruption SC Women

Elan Primetime Women N°4

The InTheSnow ski test team (Bio’s below) met at the SIGB Ski Test in La Clusaz in January 2024, armed not just with their passion for powder but also with a mission: to find out what the Best Women’s Piste Ski for the 2024-25 season actually is.

With 7 testers, each possessing a wealth of skiing experience, the stage was set for 5 days of testing skis from over 20 manufactures.  From sharp turns to high-speed descents, every edge, curve, and carve was scrutinised, until we found TWO standout performers.

Our testers were kitted out in Helly Hansen gear, wearing the Elevation Pro Shell jacket and Bib pants, experiencing their award winning jacket (and pants) firsthand. The combination of Helly Hansen’s cutting-edge technology and sleek design kept the testers warm all day but also gave them maximum mobility.

We unveil our two favourite piste skis, selected to cater to different skill levels and preferences. Read on as we uncover the best performing skis to make our list of ‘Best Women’s Piste Skis 2024/25’.


K2 Disruption SC Women

If you want a ski that provides agility and precision then the K2 Disruption SC Women’s ski is a winner.  Crafted to cater for female skiers who like to ski tight, dynamic turns, focused on groomed slopes. Introducing K2’s signature Dark Matter Damping technology, it ensures a smooth, chatter-free ride while enhancing edge grip. With a responsive Carbon I-Beam construction, this ski is ideal for carving enthusiasts.

Overview of Features

    • Dark Matter Damping technology for a smooth, chatter-free ride.
    • Carbon I-Beam construction for responsiveness and playfulness.
    • Agile design perfect for tight, dynamic turns on groomed slopes.

Elan Primtime N°4 Women

The Elan Primetime N°4 Women is meticulously crafted to offer exceptional control and precision on the slopes. With Power Match Technology, it provides mastery over both inside and outside edges, catering to skiers of all levels. The Amphibio Profile combines rocker and camber profiles for precision and forgiving rides, while the Dual Ti construction and Dual Density Woodcore ensure stability, control, and energy-saving skiing.

Overview of features

    • Power Match Technology for natural edge control.
    • Amphibio Profile combining rocker and camber profiles for precision and easy turn initiation.
    • Dual Ti construction and Dual Density Woodcore for superior edge control, stability, and rebound.

InTheSnow ‘Best Women’s Piste Ski’ Verdict

Both the K2 Disruption SC Women and the Elan Primetime N°4 Women showcase exemplary performance in their respective categories. The K2 Disruption SC Women impresses with its agile design tailored for dynamic turns, while the Elan Primetime N°4 Women stands out for its exceptional control and precision on the slopes.

InTheSnow Ski Testers

Elsa Powell-Dooley

Elsa is a rising star in British alpine ski racing. With a career spanning three seasons, she has already made her mark with an impressive four U21 podium finishes at the English Skiing Championships. Elsa’s passion for skiing extends beyond the slopes, as evidenced by her engaging content on her  YouTube channel and Instagram profile. Follow her journey and be inspired by her dedication to the sport.

Kev Harris

Kev, brings a wealth of experience to the ski testing team as an accomplished TV presenter and seasoned alpine ski coach. With a diverse background in skiing, motorsport, and travel, Kev’s expertise adds depth to the testing process. Having spent over a decade coaching in the Alps, Kev’s keen eye for detail and passion for the sport ensures thorough and insightful evaluations of the skis under review.

Sam Temple

British Freestyle skier Sam Temple is no stranger to the world stage, having represented Team GB at the Nagano Winter Olympic Games in 1998 and the Salt Lake City Games in 2002. Before his international career, Sam honed his skills as a ski instructor for five years, gaining invaluable experience on the slopes. With his extensive background in freestyle skiing and coaching, Sam brings a unique perspective to the ski testing team.

Lloyd Wallace

Lloyd is a seasoned British freestyle skier who has proudly represented his country at both the 2018 and 2022 Winter Olympics. With his impressive track record on the international stage. His firsthand knowledge of high-level competition and technical proficiency ensures thorough and accurate assessments of the skis under scrutiny.

Rob Stewart

Rob, presenter of The White Out podcast and a qualified BASI Level 4 Alpine Ski Instructor, rounds out the ski testing team with his extensive knowledge and passion for the sport. With a deep understanding of skiing technique and equipment, Rob’s insights provide invaluable context to the ski reviews.

Betony Garner

With over 13 years of experience in sports PR, Betony began at the Ski Club of Great Britain before contributing to the London 2012 Olympic Games. Transitioning to freelance consultancy in 2013, she has since worked with clients like British Ski and Snowboard, Sochi 2014, and Orica GreenEDGE professional cycling team. Based in Chamonix and London.

David Robertson

David is the CEO and co-founder of Action Outdoors. His passion for outdoor pursuits is reflected in his qualifications as an International Mountain Leader (IML), Yachtmaster Ocean, and Dive Master. David’s dedication to adventure and sport sees him regularly practicing a diverse range of activities. In winter, he indulges in skiing, ski-mountaineering, and kite skiing.

We regularly review the latest gear on our youtube channel see our 2024 Gear Playlist Here,  Check out our regular podcast here Apple | Spotify | Podcasts or search The White Out on your chosen podcast directory.

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