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Ski Review 2023/2024: Touring Skis Ladies 82 to 88 mm

You prefer climbing the mountains by your own efforts instead of using the chairlift? Then you need the right skis to support you on your next adventure. The versatile ladies' touring models are suitable for almost any terrain and are easy on your energy reserves thanks to their low weight. This means that nothing stands in the way of long ascents. Here are the women's results from the 2023/2024 Touring Skitest.

For (almost) every touring adventure

Are you still looking for the right companion for your next ski tour - under your feet? The tested ski models in the ladies' touring category with a width of 82 to 88 millimetres are particularly light and mostly designed specifically for the needs of female ski tourers, making the ascent easier. Whether on or off piste, short or long tours - with these skis, your adventure on the mountain will be a great experience.

At the WorldSkitest 2023/2024, the touring models were tested on the Falkert, a well-known starting point for the Carinthian Nockbergetrail. The testers assessed the performance of the skis on the ascent, the performance on the descent and the handling of the climbing skins. The results show once again how high the quality of the ski models is. The first places were fiercely contested and are close to each other in their ratings.

Target group: Touring skiers who do not want to compromise between ascent and descent

>> Click here for the men's results

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Test winner: Atomic Backland 85 W

Atomic Backland 85 W
Atomic Backland 85 W © Atomic

Just like in the men's category, the victory in the narrower touring category goes to Atomic. A decisive factor for the total of 47.5 points and the test score of "very good" was the easy, intuitive handling of the skins. Here, the Backland 85 W achieved by far the best score in the women's test series this year. That way, cold hands can quickly slip back into the gloves on the mountain. But this versatile touring ski also made a very good overall impression on the descent, especially with its long turns.

Weight: 2,260 g / pair (@157cm)

Handling Skins8,5 / 10
Long turns8,2 / 10
Short turns7,6 / 10
Smoothness7,4 / 10
Edge grip7,9 / 10
Overall impression7,9 / 10
Final score47,5 / 60
very good


>> More information about the Atomic Backland 85 W in our ski database

Second Place: Rossignol Escaper W 87 Nano

Rossignol Escaper W 87 Nano
Rossignol Escaper W 87 Nano © Rossignol

There wasn't much missing to win for the Rossignol Escaper W 87 Nano. With a gap of just 0.3 points, it took the silver medal - but it did so twice. In addition to its convincing performance, the testers also liked the design, which earned it the Silver Snowstyle Award. A look at the rating shows that this is a well-balanced all-rounder that stands out with its excellent rating for long turns.

Weight: 2,400 g / pair (@ 160cm)

Handling Skins7,7 / 10
Long turns8,2 / 10
Short turns7,8 / 10
Smoothness7,8 / 10
Edge grip7,9 / 10
Overall impression7,8 / 10
Final score47,2 / 60
very good


>> More information about the Rossignol Escaper W 87 Nano in our ski database

Third Place: Völkl Rise Up 82 W

Völkl Rise Up 82 W
Völkl Rise Up 82 W © Völkl

With Völkl's Rise Up 82 W, third place goes to a versatile touring ski that can hold its own in any terrain. The testers enjoyed the Rise Up on both long and short turns, making a very convincing overall impression. With 46.6 points, the Völkl also achieved a test score of "very good".

Weight: 1,081 g / ski (@163cm)

Handling Skins7,4 / 10
Long turns8,1 / 10
Short turns8,0 / 10
Smoothness7,4 / 10
Edge grip7,7 / 10
Overall impression8,0 / 10
Final score46,6 / 60
very good


>> More information about the Völkl Rise Up 82 W in our ski database

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All test results for Touring Skis - Ladies

RankSkiPointsRatingPrice* (RRP)
1Atomic Backland 85 W47,5 / 60very good549,99 €
2Rossignol Escaper W87 Nano47,2 / 60very good
SnowStyle Silver
650,00 €
3Völkl Rise Up 82 W46,6 / 60very good550,00 €
4Nordica Santa Ana 88 Unlimited45,9 / 60very good
SnowStyle Bronze
649,95 €
5Salomon MTN W 86 Carbon45,0 / 60very good630,00 €
6Hagan Core 84 Lite Carbon43,1 / 60very good659,00 €
7Kästle TX 87 W43,0 / 60very good799,00 €
8Elan Ripstick Tour 88 W40,2 / 60good
SnowStyle Gold
649,95 €
8Blizzard Zero G 85 W40,2 / 60good700,00 €
10Fischer Transalp 86 CTI38,9 / 60good750,00 €

*price without binding and skins

>> Detailed Skitest results can be found at the linked ski model

>> Review: The results of the ski test 2022/2023

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created on Jan 12, 2024

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