Spokane Alpine Haus, $649

Nordica has put out many award-winning skis over the years, and the company’s attempt at working with the brand’s top female athletes to create the ultimate women’s ski for 2018 will likely garner similar praise. The Nordica Santa Ana 93 is essentially built on the chassis of the Enforcer 93, a ski on the men’s side that won “ski of the year” honors when it was first introduced. The Santa Ana, at a 100 millimeters underfoot, is a solid set of all-mountain boards. “Basically all the girls were saying ‘hey, we ski hard and we want a ripper, all-mountain ski just like the boys have—so Nordica listened,” explains Alpine Haus store manager Rachel Harding. “Plus I really love the graphic on this year’s version.” //