The S3W blends a nice mix of carving power and playfulness, especially for intermediate female skiers. “Not really burly enough to charge,” said one ripping skier. While another, calmer tester commented, “I’m in love. It would be hard not to have fun on this ski.” Thanks to its prowess on groomers and lively nature, the S3W scored well in the versatility department. Early rise in the tip and tail with positive camber underfoot make it a good option for women looking for an all-round ski, especially if skiing the gnarliest lines in the West is not in your immediate plans.