Best 13 Cross-Country Skiing for Ladies for the money
Atomic Prolink Motion 25 Touring Boot - Women's
There's nothing wrong with a classic Nordic track, but why not get away from the crowds? The Atomic Women's Motion 25 Touring Boot is lightweight, warm, and comfortable, letting you leave the hustle and bustle of groomed trails and getting you out into the hemlock groves. An integrated heel counter provides firm support and comfort as you glide along, enjoying the fresh air and chickadee-dee-dee of songbird.
With a 106mm-wide Comfort Fit last, there's plenty of room to keep the blood moving through your foot, keeping it nice and warm on a chilly winter afternoon; Thinsulate insulation offers additional warmth without compromising the fit of the boot, so you can stay out for hours without threat of frostbite. A standard lace closure and zippered water-resistant cover come together to keep the boot secure and comfortable when you're on the move, and help stop snow from soaking through the boot and into your sock.
Salomon Siam 7 SNS Pilot CF Ski Boot - Women's
When you're heading out on a daylong tour, don't start by cramming your foot into a men's boot—slip into the Salomon Women's Siam 7 Pilot CF Ski Boot for comfortable, women-specific fit that doesn't lack performance. What makes a Women-specific fit? Well, the heel is slightly narrower, the boot has a higher instep volume, and it utilizes Salomon's Quicklace system with a hook-and-loop strap to ensure a snug, comfortable fit. Parts of the liner are thermo-moldable, too, if you're looking to take comfort and performance to the next level.
The Siam's about more than just a comfortable fit—it features Salomon's SNS Pilot 2 Touring sole, which has a two-axle pivot system for excellent control and flex while you're striding, and it grips well on the ground, making the often icy walk to the Nordic track a bit more secure. The semi-rigid cuff offers plenty of rear and lateral support, and the Touring Soft insole keeps your feet comfortable during long days exploring off the trail.
Fischer RC Classic My Style Boot - Women's
Whether you compete officially or just compete against yourself, you are an athlete. Give your foot the athletic performance of the Fischer Women’s RC Classic My Style Boot. From the Turnamic Performance sole giving you stability underfoot, to the Triple F membrane ensuring your feet stay comfortably dry, this boot is a workhorse designed to keep you on your skis through long days and changing conditions. As temperatures drop, the Comfort Guard insulation works to keep the feeling in your toes, while the foam cushioning works double time to insulate your foot and provide padding, so you stay comfortable throughout long hours on the track.
Fischer Offtrack 5 BC My Style Touring Boot - Women's
Any old schmoe can cruise down some groomers and point at a bird, but for those who want to do a little of their own exploring, there's the Fischer Offtrack 5 BC My Style Women's Touring Boot. The integrated gaiter and sealed zipper provide optimal protection when venturing off track through deep snow for dry feet throughout the whole day. To make taking on the unprepared track as exciting as wildlife, an injected exterior heel cap works with a Rottefella® BC sole to provide protection, stability, and power transfer so the exploring is efficient and enjoyable. For excellent freedom of movement through varying terrain, a hinged polymer cuff provides front to back flexibility so cruising through untouched snow was never more fun. When the day out is over, slip off the boot with ease thanks to the hook and loop closure with easy entry loops that make adjustments and handling a breeze. No need to take the boots off outdoors in shame either as Fischer Fresh gives lasting freshness for a pleasant smell even after long days offtrack.
Salomon RS Pilot Vitane Carbon Skate Boot - Women's
Slip your feet into the high performance Salomon RS Pilot Vitane Carbon Skate boot and head for the track. This narrow heel, low-volume boot was engineered for those with slightly narrower feet who still demand top performance. The Vitane is kitted out with a lightweight, high-strength carbon skating plate in the sole that stores energy when flexed and releases it when unweighted. This drives energy into the ski to keep you flying down the track. A carbon 3D Energyzer cuff gives you a snappy ski return and eliminates tip drag letting your ankle and lower leg muscles relax for easier kick with less fatigue.
As with all SNS Pilot boots, the Vitane has a double-axle pivot that's set back from the toe of the boots giving you increased control over your skis. It eliminates side-to-side motion in the boot-binding interface ensuring that you're not wasting energy trying to keep your foot in line with the direction of your ski. In addition to the carbon skating plate, the sole has a full-length guide ridge that provides a stable platform during glide and downhill sections. The S-Lab cuff provides strong lateral support while allowing easy ankle flex and closes with an easy-to-adjust Memo strap that conforms to any ankle shape.
For comfort, the Vitane features a customizable fit thanks to the thermo-moldable foam in the heel and forefoot as well as an adjustable heel strap that lets you dial in your fit for maximum comfort and performance. The Sensifit overlap construction has semi-soft wings that enclose your foot from both sides for a snug, secure fit. A 3D Mesh liner helps wick moisture as you push your limits on the track and the whole thing is locked into place with Salomon's Quicklace system to get you out and skiing comfortably in no time.
Alpina T 10 Eve Touring Boot - Women's
When you feel the need to get away from civilization and make some of your own tracks, lace up the Women's Alpina T10 Eve Touring Boot. The women-specific last wraps around your foot for a snug fit, while the anatomic footbed follows the curves of your feet for comfortable support. Thinsulate insulation provides enough warmth to keep you going for miles, and the heel counter helps keep your heel in place for increased comfort and better control over your skis. A zippered lace cover keeps snow from getting in through the speed lacing system when you venture off the beaten path and into soft snow.
Fischer Inspire My Style EF Ski - Women's
Crisp winter mornings call for gliding across smooth track in the Fischer Inspire My Style EF Ski. It's the lightest women's cruising ski Fischer makes to get you moving on the track. Its wood core with air channels keeps the weight of the skis down while the basalt fibers in the core provide ideal flex regardless of temperature. A power layer, high-pressure laminate comprised of natural fibers and resin also notably lower the weight. Aside from its weight, the most notable feature of the Inspire ski is that it is equipped with Efficient Forward technology. This technology delivers a forgiving kick action that has you gliding effortlessly across fresh corduroy. Its Vario Crown base enhances this glide by utilizing a combination of crowns that work together for efficient power transfer and a smooth glide as you get your workout in on brisk winter mornings.
Salomon Prolink RC9 Vitane Classic Boot - Women's
The Salomon Women's Prolink RC9 Vitane Classic Boot is perfect for female skiers looking to take their classic skiing to the next level without sacrificing any comfort along the way. With a women-specific fit that feature a more narrow heel and instep volume, you won't feel like you're wearing two-season old rental boots, and additional fit features such as the adjustable heel strap and Salomon's famous Quicklace lacing system make it easy to dial in a precise, customizable fit for the track. You won't have to forgo your training on really cold days, thanks to a generous helping of Thinsulate insulation, while the diagonal-zip lace cover ensures no cold snow or water can seep in and soak your socks.
Salomon RS8 Vitane Prolink Skate Boot - Women's
The Salomon Women's RS8 Prolink Skate Boot strikes a glorious balance between comfort and power. It's a favorite among endurance trainers and has a load of trickle-down technology from Salomon's World-Cup-winning S-Lab series. Starting with features like its foot hugging dissociated Quicklace system, breathable 3D mesh, ergonomic and snug Sensifit overlap upper, and its thermo-moldable Custom Fit liner, the boot will morph to your feet for ultimate fit and comfort.
Salomon doesn't stop with comfort, however. To achieve top performance for endurance skating, the boot is packed with lateral support and torsional rigidity in a lightweight package. Its carbon skating plate reduces weight while the Advanced 3D chassis allow for strong heel support and better torsional rigidity to optimize power transfer. A S/Race Energyzer cuff provides lateral support to give you better edge control when you're really pushing yourself and the NNN Prolink Racing skate sole delivers power transmission so each skate you make isn't wasted. All of this technology and comfort only weighs in at under three pounds so the boots won't hold you back as you skate ski until your heart's content.
Atomic Mover XCruise Grip L Nordic Touring Ski - Women's
Choosing the right kick wax is more art than science, making it hard enough for experts to nail it, let alone regular folks. Atomic's Motion XCruise Grip L Women's Touring Ski solves the problem by incorporating a waxless fishscale pattern underfoot, making kick wax a thing of the past. It provides excellent grip and glide in all conditions, on the trail and off, so you'll never have to sweat your wax color again. The rest of the ski boasts a BI 1500 base, which is durable and wax ready for plenty of glide, and the Densolite core and XCruise profile provide plenty of stability and maneuverability at a weight that's eminently manageable.
Fischer XC Control My Style Touring Boot - Women's
To get through long, cold days of skiing you need a boot that balances comfort, warmth, and performance. With the Fischer XC Control My Style Touring Boot you'll have all three. An injected exterior heel cap and ankle support cuff give you all-around stability while allowing for plenty of forward flex, helping you move the ways you want and not the ways you don't. To keep you warm and dry these boots have a Triple F membrane that keeps water out and natural heat in, all while maintaining breathability. Fischer's water resistant Comfort Guard lining adds further warmth and targets areas that are especially susceptible to the cold, like your toes and forefoot. The outsole of the shoe is designed to enable a longer gliding phase through easier balance, so you'll smoother ride. Fischer Fresh anti-odor technology ensures that your boots stay smelling fresh after miles and miles of winter exploration.
Atomic Pro C2 Skintec L Ski - Women's
You may be busy, but you've always got time for a few laps on the classic track. When you're ducking out for a lunch time workout or working up a sweat on a few pre-dawn laps, you'll be glad to have your Atomic Women's Pro C2 Skintec L Skis underfoot. These classic skis are light and maneuverable thanks to the Ultra High Densolite core, with a speedy race base that'll have you flying around the track all season long. The Skintec technology eliminates the need for kickwax, with a waxless base that integrates mohair grip zones for efficient kick and glide.
Salomon Prolink Siam 7 Boot - Women's
You could spend all winter staying indoors and losing all the endurance you gained running outside all summer long, or you could continue your training by learning how to Nordic ski with the Salomon Women's Prolink Siam 7 Boot underfoot. Salomon designed this confidence-boosting touring boot for the comfort, support, control, and warmth suitable for beginners. Its semi-rigid cuff enhances the ankle's lateral and rear support for better stability and more control.
Salomon built the Prolink Escape 7 Boot with a waterproof lace cover opened by a diagonal zipper, and the interior boasts warm Thinsulate insulation to help your foot feel like it's in a cozy slipper. The interior also features Salomon's Custom Fit with stretchy Lycra, thermo-moldable foam, and Quicklace (the same drawcord featured on Salomon's running shoes) construction for a fit that feels like Salomon styled the boot for your foot. Salomon's new Prolink Sport sole balances between torsional rigidity and flexibility, and it allows compatibility with NNN bindings.