Ann MacDonald


We were pretty psyched to land Ann MacDonald on our ski test roster this year. She’s been a staple of the Stowe ski community for quite some time now, whether ripping up the front four or dusting fools in the weekly Ski Bum race. As a personal trainer, Ann knows what it takes to be at the top of your game, and with 52 years of skiing experience, we’re happy to have her insight. She’s an aggressive skier who gets about 50 days in per year. She’d be a Cheetah if she could be any animal, we’re guessing because they’re fast. Her current ski of choice is the new Volkl Secret.

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Skis Tested

2019 Volkl Secret Women’s Skis

2019 Volkl Secret Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 130/92/113 mm at 163 cm Radius: 16m at 163 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 cm

2019 Volkl 100Eight Skis

2019 Volkl 100Eight Ski Image
Dimensions: 141/108/124 mm at 181 cm Radius: 22m at 181 cm Lengths: 173, 181, 189 cm

2019 Volkl Flair 79 Women’s Skis

2019 Volkl Flair 79 Ski Image
Dimensions: 129/79/109 mm at 163 cm Radius: 14.1m at 163 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 cm

2019 Volkl Kenja Women’s Skis

2019 Volkl Kenja Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 127/90/110 mm at 163 cm Radius: 16.8 m at 163 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 cm

2019 Volkl M5 Mantra Skis

2019 Volkl M5 Mantra Ski Image
Dimensions: 134/96/117 mm at 184 cm Radius: 21.2 m at 184 cm Lengths: 170, 177, 184, 191 cm

2019 Volkl 90Eight W Women’s Skis

2019 Volkl 90Eight W Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 133/98/116 mm at 163 cm Radius: 15.9m at 163 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170 cm

2019 Salomon Aira 76 ST Women’s Skis

2019 Salomon Aira 76 St Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 121/76/103 mm at 160 cm Radius: 13 m at 160 cm Lengths: 140, 150, 160, 170 cm

2019 Salomon Aira 80 Ti Women’s Skis

2019 Salomon Aira 80 Ti Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 125/80/108 mm at 162 cm Radius: 13 m at 162 cm Lengths: 148, 155, 162, 169 cm

2019 Salomon QST Lumen 99 Women’s Skis

2019 Salomon QST 99 Lumen Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 134/99/116 mm at 167 cm Radius: 19 m at 167 cm Lengths: 153, 159, 167, 174 cm

2019 Rossignol Sky 7 HD W Women’s Skis

Dimensions: 128/96/118 mm at 164 cm Radius: 16 m at 164 cm Lengths: 156, 164, 172 cm

2019 Nordica Astral 88 Women’s Skis

2019 Nordica Astral 88 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 125/89/105 mm at 165 cm Radius: 15 m at 165 cm Lengths: 151, 158, 165, 172 cm

2019 Nordica Santa Ana 93 Women’s Skis

2019 Nordica Santa Ana 93 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 124/93/112 mm at 169 cm Radius: 15.5 m at 169 cm Lengths: 153, 161, 169, 177 cm

2019 Nordica Santa Ana 110 Women’s Skis

2019 Nordica Santa Ana 110 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 139/110/128 mm at 169 cm Radius: 15.5 m at 169 cm Lengths: 161, 169, 177 cm

2019 Liberty Genesis 96 Women’s Skis

2019 Liberty Genesis 96 Womens Ski Image
Dimensions: 130/96/117 mm at 158 cm Radius: 14 m at 158 cm Lengths: 151, 158, 165, 171 cm

2019 K2 Fulluvit 95 Women’s Skis

2019 K2 Fulluvit 95 Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 132/95/115 mm at 170 cm Radius: 14 m at 170 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170 cm

2019 Head Wild Joy Women’s Skis

2019 Head Wild Joy Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 139/90/119 mm at 168 cm Radius: 14.4 m at 168 cm Lengths: 153, 158, 163, 168, 173 cm

2019 Fischer My Ranger 98 Ti Women’s Skis

2019 Fischer My Ranger 98 Ti Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 130/96/120 mm at 172 cm Radius: 17 m at 172 cm Lengths: 156, 164, 172 cm

2019 Elan Ripstick 94 W Women’s Skis

2019 Elan Ripstick 94 W Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 135/94/110 mm at 170 cm Radius: 16.2 m at 170 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177 cm

2019 DPS Uschi 82.2 Alchemist Women’s Skis

2019 DPS Uschi 82 Alchemist Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 118/82/102 mm at 165 cm Radius: 16 m at 165 cm Lengths: 146, 152, 158, 165 cm

2019 DPS Uschi 87.2 Alchemist Women’s Skis

2019 DPS Uschi 87 Alchemist Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 23/87/106 mm at 171 cm Radius: 17.5 m at 171 cm Lengths: 150, 157, 165, 171 cm

2019 Blizzard Alight 8.2 Ca Women’s Skis

2019 Blizzard Alight 82 Ca Women's Skis
Dimensions: 126/82/108 mm at 162 cm Radius: 13 m at 162 cm Lengths: 144, 150, 156, 162, 168 cm

2019 Blizzard Alight 8.2 Ti Women’s Skis

2019 Blizzard Alight 82 Ti Women's Skis
Dimensions: 126/82/108 mm at 162 cm Radius: 13 m at 162 cm Lengths: 144, 150, 156, 162, 168 cm

2019 Atomic Vantage 90 Ti Women’s Skis

2019 Atomic Vantage 90 Ti Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 124.5/90/111 mm at 161 cm Radius: 16.5 m at 161 cm Lengths: 153, 161, 169 cm

2019 Armada Tracer 98 Skis

2019 Armada Tracer 98 Ski Image
Dimensions: 132/98/123 mm at 180 cm Radius: 18.5 m at 180 cm Lengths: 164, 172, 180, 188 cm