Top 5 Skis: The best women’s microbrew skis of 2014

Comments by Freeskier Magazine/

Also read: Top 10 all-mountain skis | Top 10 big-mountain skis | Top 10 powder skis | Top 10 park skis

To fall into the microbrew category, a company’s sales numbers—according to SIA data—must be outside the top twenty overall. What these companies may lack in distribution or reach, they make up for in craftsmanship, attention to detail and build quality. Each of these skis earned Editor’s Pick distinction in our 2014 Buyer’s Guide. The microbrew category can be viewed in its entirety here.

1. DPS Yvette 112 RP

DPS Wailer Ski

Overall score: 20.80

“‘The Yvette 112RP was easy and fun to ski,’ said one tester. A short, sweet bit of feedback on a model based on the platform of the Wailer 112RP…” Read our full review and see scores/stats.


2. Folsom Gold Digger

Faction CT4.0

Overall score: 20.67

“A new offering from Folsom, the Gold Digger is a women’s-specific powder ski but far from one-dimensional…” Read our full review and see scores/stats.


3. Fat-ypus D’Riddum

Fat-ypus D'Riddum

Overall score: 19.00

“Averaging a 4.4/5 in the versatility department, Faction’s Supertonic is a well-rounded choice for aggressive females…” Read our full review and see scores/stats.


4. Amplid Virtue

Fat-ypus I-Rock FT

Overall score: 18.15

“For the ladies who shudder at the thought of skiing groomers all day, Amplid presents the Virtue…” Read our full review and see scores/stats.


5. Ramp Chickadee

DPS Wailer 112RP

Overall score: 17.33

“At 90 mm underfoot, the Chickadee is a super versatile ski for ladies who rip groomers but aren’t afraid to take their skiing off piste as well…” Read our full review and see scores/stats.


Also read: Top 10 all-mountain skis | Top 10 big-mountain skis | Top 10 powder skis | Top 10 park skis