Blizzard has been at the top women's ski market for almost ten years with their flagship model, the Black Pearl. The Black Pearl 88 has won many awards as an all mountain ski and now the expanded Black Pearl family includes models such as the Black Pearl 98 and Sheeva 10 which are also recognized as top choices for ladies looking for a ski that can handle softer snow. With their "Women to Women" program Blizzard is one of the most dedicated manufactures in the ski industry to creating truly women's specific products. Their goal is to have options that work for female skiers on all types of terrain, regardless of ability level. If you haven't tried a blizzard yet, you definitely should.