Frontside Skis

Blizzard Black Pearl 88

2021 Women's Frontside Ski Review

Brand: Blizzard

Model: Black Pearl 88

Overall Rating: 4.24


Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)


Lengths (cm)

147, 153, 159, 165, 171, 177

Radius (m)


Quickness / Maneuverability

4.35 / 5


4.3 / 5


4.15 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.4 / 5

Crud Performance

3.85 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.15 / 5



The 2021 Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Women's Frontside Ski
The 2021 Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Women’s Frontside SkiPhoto courtesy of Blizzard

Blizzard significantly revamped the core of its best-selling ski in an effort to give ladies what they were missing from the old Black Pearl 88: more versatility. The new True-Blend wood core includes stringers of denser wood strategically placed underfoot where you want the ski to be stiff, with less density in the tip and tail. The result: a Black Pearl 88 that’s still primarily a corduroy destroyer with a need for speed, but one that’s more playful and willing to switch up turn shapes and styles. 

STRENGTHS: Stability at Speed, Hard-Snow Integrity

WEAKNESSES: Crud Performance, Versatility

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