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Blizzard Black Pearl 88 (2019)

2019 Women's All-Mountain Narrow Ski

Brand: Blizzard

Model: Black Pearl 88

Overall Score: 4.21 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

126-88-110

Lengths (cm)

145, 152, 159, 166, 173

Radius (m)

14

Gender

Female

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.36 / 5

Playfulness

4.14 / 5

Forgiveness

4.5 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.93 / 5

Crud Performance

4.43 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.5 / 5

Flotation

3.07 / 5


2018/19 Blizzard Black Pearl 88
Photo courtesy of Blizzard

We know, this ski always wins. But believe us, it’s for good reason—it’s been the top-selling ski across both men’s and women’s models for years running. It’s balanced, forgiving, strong, lightweight, and incredibly versatile for conditions, terrain, and ability levels. Blizzard overhauled it two years ago, making it lighter and stronger with a new carbon frame. Lay on it and trench, then instantly back off and feather it—it happily obliges. Truly a one-ski quiver. 

Strength: Versatility (1), Overall Impression (1) 

Weakness: Playfulness (5) 

Check out all of 2019’s Best All-Mountain Narrow Skis for Women here.