MSP CC: Best Women's All-Mountain Ski of 2024
Overall Score: 7.74/10
Lengths (cm): 159, 165, 171
Dimensions (mm): 132-99-121
Radius (m): 16 (165)
Weight (per ski in grams): 1,750 (165)
Pros: Responsiveness, Hard-Snow Integrity
Last year, testers found the MSP CC to be the perfect machine for pinning the throttle on fall-line steeps, but not necessarily for easy Sunday cruising. This year, 4FRNT revamped its women’s best-seller to be every bit as powerful as before, but with a little added forgiveness and ease. “It read my mind and won my heart,” said SKI executive editor Samantha Berman. The major update is a new maple-and-aspen core (replacing poplar), which gives a more responsive (read: fun) ride. Testers found this ski initiated turns instantly and effortlessly, while a Titanal laminate damped vibration and gave it stability at speed. It was so confident in any kind of terrain and conditions that testers hardly noticed what was under their feet. The MSP CC is on the Women’s All-Mountain category’s wide side, which makes it best for soft snow, but its scores in Hard-Snow Integrity and Carving were very respectable. “This ski gets more fun the faster you go,” said Taos, New Mexico-based tester Erika Northrop.