Rating: / 5
Waist Width: 78
The Cheyenne is Blizzard's skinniest and lightest freeride ski, with a 78 mm waist and 115 mm tip. It's intended to get the job done in a variety of conditions, whether it's powder or hardpack, and it's constructed to be skinny enough for race-like turns on groomers, but versatile enough to charge through mild powder with ease. The Cheyenne is part of Blizzard's Women's Freeride Series, which focuses on wider, big mountain skis that are designed to hold up far beyond the groomers. Flip Core technology, in which the core itself is built with rocker, rather than forced into a rockered shape during pressing, is designed to result in a chatter-free ride. Sandwich Compound Sidewalls feature durable plastics, ABS and phenol, that are built to keep edges safe and locked on the snow. Light Core Technology combines Isocore, poplar wood, and bamboo to prevent cores from being too clunky. Finally, a Rocker Camber Rocker profile features a cambered center intended for race-style turns and a rockered tip and tail for floating over varied conditions. If you're looking to huck cliffs, send chutes, and bomb down variable snow conditions on a regular basis, or just want something burlier than a strictly-groomer ski, this is the best women's series Blizzard has to offer you. Blizzard, based in Mittersill, Austria, was founded in 1953. Its U.S. headquarters are in West Lebanon, N.H.