A. SKI’s gear test is the most comprehensive, objective test in the ski world. Before we hit the snow, we spend countless hours discussing categories that mesh with what the manufacturers offer and that help consumers identify what’s right for them. Manufacturers then decide which model to enter in each category.
For years, manufacturers paid insulting lip-service, at best, to female buyers. Women's skis—or rather, "ladies' skis," as they continued to be called long after it was appropriate—were usually defined by their graphics only. Finally, that's changing.