2022 Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Women's Skis

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Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Womens Skis

The Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Women's Skis exhibit some of the traits that you might expect from a frontside carving ski, in a package that feels right at home all over the mountain. At 88mm underfoot, this ski offers cheetah-like speed edge to edge, both on and off-piste. The Pearl 88 uses a rocker-camber-rocker profile that gives the ski a no-compromise attitude. Early rise in the tips helps the forebody of the ski track straight though chop and chunks while proving just enough to float to get by when the snow gets soft. Camber underneath the boot helps the ski grip through carved turns on the piste, and a nearly flat tail offers the power needed to finish carves through the full radius of the turn. New for this year, Blizzard is introducing what they're calling "TrueBlend" wood core. The technology uses vertically laminated wood of varied density in the core to create a ski that flexes firmer underfoot and softer towards the ends of the ski. In softer snow, you'll come to appreciate the new agility offered by the TrueBlend core. Additionally, turn initiation gets easier as it takes less force to bend the tips into a carved turn. Don't be mistaken though, the old hard-charging DNA of this ski remains. Titanal metal and unidirectional carbon laminates in the tip and tails keep this ski calm through harsh snow conditions and warp speeds. If you dream of skiing sunny days, wide-open groomers and snaking bump lines with confident, controlled turns, the Blizzard Balck Pearl 88 is a stellar choice.


  • Sidecut: 128/88/110 in 165 cm length
  • Turn Radius: 14 meters at 165 cm length
  • TrueBlend Wood Core
  • Carbon Frame
  • Fiberglass/Carbon Laminate
  • Rocker/Camber/Rocker Profile
  • Ability Level: Intermediate and Advanced Skiers

Preferred Terrain
 All-Mountain •  Groomers •  Powder 


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What size would u recommend for a beginner-intermediate out west skier 5’2”, 110 lbs, 62 yo?
Question by: Sue on Jan 14, 2022, 1:24 PM
HI Sue!
I'd go with the 147 in that ski--nice and agile for improving and performance! Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Jan 14, 2022, 4:42 PM
What size would you recommend in this for advanced skier 5’ 3” 125 lbs, 53 y/o skiing mostly in the east occasional out west
Question by: Nancy on Jan 16, 2022, 4:24 PM
HI Nancy!
I think the 153 is the proper size for you, even though we unfortunately don't have it in stock! I think the 165 is on the long side unless you know you prefer longer skis. I'd also check out the K2 Mindbender 90C Alliance in the 156, or the Salomon Stance 88 W in the 154 (a bit more performance in this one vs. K2, but similar to the Pearl). Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Jan 17, 2022, 11:48 AM
I'm an intermediate East coast skier (WV), 5'2", 175lbs, and 57yo. I'm cautious, but can ski all the trails. Being able to carve is important as we sometimes have ice and crud. I would love to upgrade my skis. I've been on some old 153cm (70mm waist), but I'm told I should go longer to improve. I'm looking possibly at 88s. Suggestions?
Question by: Dee Peace on Feb 27, 2022, 7:53 PM
Hi Dee!
The Pearl 88 is a great choice for sure, I'd also check out the Volkl Yumi 84 and Atomic Maven 86. I don't think 153 is too short, and I don't think I'd recommend longer than a 160 in any of these models. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 28, 2022, 10:25 AM
I am a rising intermediate skier 5’7” 190. I ski mostly at smuggs so lots of firm conditions which I like, but looking for a ski that provides more stability, and dampness to power through mixed conditions. Which we do see a lot of as well. Soft chop/crud, etc. I’m torn between these and the Sheeva in the 150 lengths. I skied the 82’s in these last season when I was just on greens and found it to be not damp enough. I was not able to get on either the Sheeva or the Black pearl this season. Skied the Kenja and thought they were too stiff. Skied the rip stick 94’s on softer conditions and lower angle conditions at Stratton. Not sure if those would be damp enough for the steeper and firmer terrain at smuggs.
Any advice?

Mary Lanni
Question by: Mary Lanni on Mar 12, 2022, 2:39 PM
HI Mary!
The Sheeva strikes a nice balance between those skis on your list. They have more metal than the Ripsticks, but less than the Kenja. They're grippy underfoot for the icy conditions, and floaty in the tips and tails for the soft snow, crud, and tighter spots. The Pearl is great, but has a bit less grip and flotation. If you didn't find the 82's to be damp enough, my guess is that you'll have similar feelings about the 88. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 15, 2022, 8:23 AM
I ski on the 2017 Blizzard Black Pearl 166. I am an advanced skier, 62 yo, 5'7", 140 lbs. I ski in the PNW and am interested in upgrading my skis and looking at Volkl Kenji or Blizzard Black Pearl or other suggestion to consider. Which ski makes the quicker turn and has floatation, considered "all-mountain" in the west? I know, not a lot to go on, but any advice or comparisons would be helpful.
Question by: Terrie on Mar 28, 2022, 6:55 PM
Hi Terrie,
Between these two skis the Kenja is going to have the quicker turn with a 12 meter turn radius vs the 14 of the Black pearl. The Kenja is also 1mm wider in the tip and tail so you'll get a pretty similar level of float from both. The Kenja is built with Volkls 3D radius sidecut making it the more versatile of the two for turn shape and ease of use. Its a pretty close comparison but I think the Kenja will offer you a little bit more versatility.
Answer by: Chris McClelland on Mar 29, 2022, 3:44 PM

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