Ariel Aidala


We were happy to have Ariel Aidala join our test team this year. She has recently married our customer service manager, and based on her reviews, it sounds like she’s been paying attention to him over the years. For a first-time tester with only 3.5 years of ski experience under her belt, she provided us with some outstanding analysis. She’s a quick study, and having skied 75 days per year, her improvement is off the charts. Having looked up to Angel Collinson as a skiing role model, Ariel has picked up some good habits along the way. She currently skis on the K2 Remedy 102 and loves skiing them on the Lookout trail here at Stowe on a powder day. Around town, she works at the Stowe Craft Gallery and hosts dining guests at Harrison’s Restaurant, yet she somehow manages to fit skiing in alongside her mountain biking, running, and hiking regimen.

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Skis Tested

2019 Volkl Yumi Women’s Skis

2019 Volkl Yumi Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 123/84/104 mm at 161 cm Radius: 15.8 m at 161 cm Lengths: 147, 154, 161, 168 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 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 100 Women’s Skis

2019 Nordica Santa Ana 100 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 131/100/119 mm at 169 cm Radius: 15.5 m at 169 cm Lengths: 153, 161, 169, 177 cm

2019 Nordica Astral 84 Women’s Skis

2019 Nordica Astral 84 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 120/84/105 mm at 158 cm Radius: 14 m at 158 cm Lengths: 144, 151, 158, 165, 172 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 K2 Thrilluvit 85 Women’s Skis

2019 K2 Thrilluvit 85 Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 128/85/112 mm at 170 cm Radius: 13.5 m at 170 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 cm

2019 K2 Alluvit 88 Women’s Skis

2019 K2 Alluvit 88 Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 128/88/110 mm at 163 cm Radius: 12.5 m at 163 cm Lengths: 149, 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 89 Women’s Skis

2019 Fischer My Ranger 89 Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 119/88/108 mm at 172 cm Radius: 17 m 172 cm Lengths: 157, 165, 172 cm

2019 Elan Ripstick 86 W Women’s Skis

2019 Elan Ripstick 86 W Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 125/86/104 mm at 166 cm Radius: 16.2 m at 166 cm Lengths: 152, 159, 166, 173 cm

2019 Dynastar Legend W 84 Women’s Skis

2019 Dynastar Legend X 84 W Women's Ski Image 2
Dimensions: 123/84/106 mm at 163 cm Radius: 14 m at 163 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 cm

2019 Dynastar Legend W 88 Women’s Skis

2019 Dynastar Legend X 88 Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 125/88/109 mm at 173 cm Radius: 18 m at 173 cm Lengths: 159, 166, 173, 180 cm

2019 DPS Zelda 106 Alchemist Skis

2019 DPS Zelda 106 Alchemist Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 130/106/120 mm at 168 cm Radius: 18 m at 168 cm Lengths: 158, 168, 178 cm

2019 Blizzard Sheeva 10 Women’s Skis

2019 Blizzard Sheeva 10 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 131.5/102/121.5 mm at 164 cm Radius: 14.5 m at 164 cm Lengths: 156, 164, 172 cm

2019 Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Women’s Skis

2019 Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 126/88/110 mm at 159 cm Radius: 13 m at 159 cm Lengths: 145, 152, 159, 166, 173 cm

2019 Blizzard Black Pearl 98 Women’s Skis

2019 Blizzard Black Pearl 98 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 135/98/119 mm at 159 cm Radius: 13 m at 159 cm Lengths: 152, 159, 166, 173 cm

2019 Atomic Vantage 97 C Women’s Skis

2019 Atomic Vantage 97 Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 128.5/97/117.5 mm at 164 cm Radius: 17 m at 164 cm Lengths: 156, 164, 172 cm