The Blizzard Sheeva 10 returns stronger and lighter this winter. It’s lightweight and nimble, and carves like a dream, but this is no sissy ski.
Added carbon gave this Blizzard model good rebound on the variable terrain found at Big Sky, while lighter materials in the multi-wood core—paulownia, balsa, poplar, and beech—shaved weight without sacrificing strength.
Refreshingly available in a 180 centimeter (a length that’s hard to find in women-specific skis), the Sheeva 10 held steady on groomers, cut the crud in the bumps, and allowed me to check my speed without fear of washing out, though I did experience some skidding when throwing my skis sideways at high speeds.
The Sheeva 10 carves like you’d expect from a Blizzard ski but aren’t too stiff or as aggressive as some of the others boards in their fleet. If you typically gravitate toward men’s skis because you want something bigger and more serious, but still playful and maneuverable, the Sheeva 10 is your ski. —Sierra Davis