OnTheSnow ski testers love Frontside skis because they get to use a litany of adjectives, such as snappy, energetic, solid, stable, precise. With waists that range between 71 and 84 mm, these narrow carvers are designed to offer edge hold and easy turn initiation.

Most flaunt a race-inspired construction, including a full wood core, vertical sidewalls plus a blend of materials designed to lighten the ski and soften the flex while retaining structural strength. To round out the arc-friendly design, skis generally have significant camber underfoot and slight tip rocker, so women can conquer the cruisers while increasing their vocabulary for the word turn.

If sticking to skiing the frontside of the mountain, on-piste and fast at that, take a look at the list below to compare the class of 2015/2016 women's Frontside skis, and click the ski name or image to view specs and reviews from each of the skis we tested. 

Have more questions about these skis? Ask the core skiers from our EpicSki community by starting or joining an existing gear thread to discuss.