Category: Best Women’s Freeride 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 Winner

Dynastar M-Pro W 92

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 Freeride 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 a standout winner.

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 three favourite ‘top pick’ 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 Freeride Skis 2024/25’.

Best Women’s Freeride Ski for 2024/25

Dynastar M-Pro W 92 – Best Women’s Freeride Ski

Our ski test team recently put the Dynastar M-Pro W 92 through its paces in La Clusaz, and it emerged as our top pick for the Best Women’s Freeride Ski for the 2024/25 season. This ski boasts a combination of versatility and performance that impressed us throughout our testing sessions.

Best Women's Freeride Ski 2024/25

Performance and Versatility

The Dynastar M-Pro W 92 is a true standout in terms of versatility and performance. Designed specifically for all-mountain skiing, it strikes an exceptional balance between forgiveness and high-level performance. Its moderate waist width facilitates smooth transitions between groomed trails and fresh powder, ensuring a seamless skiing experience across various snow conditions.

Construction and Technology

The ski’s construction is a testament to its innovation. Featuring a Hybrid Core 2.0 construction, the Dynastar M-Pro W 92 incorporates a robust wood core enriched by the Hybrid 2.0 Poplar Tri-directional PU PETHPM technology. This not only ensures longevity but also delivers dynamic turns that advanced to expert level skiers will appreciate.

Target Audience

The Dynastar M-Pro W 92 is aimed at advanced to expert level skiers seeking a ski that can keep up with their aggressive style across all types of terrain. Its versatile turn radius allows skiers to adapt the shape of their turns according to personal preferences, while its camber profile promotes precise and lively handling.

InTheSnow Best Women’s Freeride Ski Verdict

Overall, the Dynastar M-Pro W 92 impressed us with its adaptability, performance, and construction quality. Whether you’re carving down groomers or seeking out fresh powder stashes, this ski delivers a responsive and exhilarating ride. For female skiers looking to elevate their freeride experience in the 2024/25 season, the Dynastar M-Pro W 92 is undoubtedly a top contender.

Faction Dancer 1 Review – Best Women’s Freeride Ski

Best Women's Freeride Ski

Additionally, we also had the opportunity to test the Faction Dancer 1, which offers a blend of performance and sustainability features. With its poplar core and dual span Titanal, this ski provides the necessary flex, pop, and stability for all-mountain freestyle skiing. Moreover, its use of recycled and locally sourced materials, sustainable wood cores, and high-resistance topsheet aligns with eco-conscious skiers’ values. Overall, the Faction Dancer 1 is a solid choice for those seeking both performance and sustainability in their ski equipment.

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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