We know that having good boots for alpine skiing is key to your performance and overall comfort on the slopes. With that in mind and in the interest of saving you the time, FN did some research and rounded up our top favorite women’s models ideal for beginner and intermediate skiers alike. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your ski boots — whether you’re unhappy with your current pair or renting has gotten old and you finally want to get your own — one these highly-rated options are bound to meet your needs. Read on to shop our choices and take your downhill skiing to the next level.
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1. Salomon X Pro 70 W Ski Boots
This stylish black and white boot with pops of hot pink features TwinFrame technology, which enhances responsiveness while offering better control over your skis.
Pros: Their women-specific design comes with a simple dial for you to adjust the fit to the exact shape of your calf muscle. A moldable thermal liner is designed to keep toes toasty. A tongue loop makes these easy to pull on. A 3D Fit liner is already pre-molded to an average foot shape for a quicker break-in.
Cons: Women with bigger calf muscles may find these to be slightly tight.
2. Nordica Sportmachine 65 W Ski Boots
This sleek model’s construction uses reinforcements in the shell that improve your energy transfer on skis.
Pros: They feature a dual easy-entry instep system that allows your foot to slide in and out effortlessly. You can also fine-tune the fit across your calf muscle.
Cons: These may not be the best for women with narrower feet.
3. Rossignol Kelia 50 Ski Boots
These lightweight alpine boots come with Sensor Fit technology for an open instep and more articulate ankle area, providing increased comfort, circulation and warmth.
Pros: The three-buckle design features an extra-wide cuff buckle and power-strap for easy closure. These make a great option for wide-width feet. A contoured forefoot, strong heel cup and asymmetrical toebox offer optimal comfort and support.
Cons: We recommend you order a half a size up than your normal shoe size.