Blizzard Samba Skis

Priced: $349.99 - $699.99 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 5 reviews.
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Evo (2014) $559.99
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Blizzard Samba Skis -

Blizzard Samba Ski - Women's:  The Samba, the latest in the Blizzard Women’s Free Mountain category,  built with the Revolutionary Flip Core Technology and a light weight bamboo core with no metal. The bamboo core ski is pressed into its Rockered profile without bending or shaping the ski artificially.  This is a real and noticeable difference in performance when compared to all other Rockered skis.  The Blizzard Samba ski is an all mountain mid-fat ski for advanced ladies looking for the one ski to do it all!  The Blizzard Samba is 98mm underfoot and shares similar qualities to the Bonafide but on a much lighter, more supple chassis designed specifically for the advanced and expert woman.  With rocker tip and tail and slight camber under foot, this ski will float like a dream and still dice the turns on the groomed.  The Blizzard Samba is a strong performer at high speeds and excels in wide turns. This ski is a versatile and stable performer.

Lining and Layers:

  • Bamboo Layer
  • Layered wood core designed specifically for advanced female skiers creates a lightweight, snappy ski with smooth handling


  • Sidewall construction

Traction and Grip:

  • Light camber underfoot assists with grip on hardpack


  • Fiberglass reinforcement laid in 4 separate directions increases snappiness and power underfoot
  • Flipcore Natural rockered profile
  • Sidewalls direct power right to the edges of the skis, resulting in quick side-to-side response
  • Flipcore 3D
  • Large sidecut radius
  • Blizzard builds the rocker without bending the core, creating a naturally flexing, responsive ski that turns easily, resists high-speed chatter and shreds crud and pow
  • Blizzard Samba skis feature 98mm waists that require bindings with wide brakes
  • Wood and ISO core with bamboo stringers
  • Double quadrax laminate
  • 1800g Per Pair (@ 173cm)
  • Slight Cosmetic Blend
  • 98-millimeter waist (2014)
For hard charging power and uncompromising performance, mount up with the Blizzard Women’s Samba Skis. These smooth sticks unleash a plethora of sweet maneuvers anywhere they desire with a dual threat of rocker and camber. Rip apart the groomers with authority and then bounce in to the backcountry to blow up the powder thanks to a unique profile that holds an edge like a champ, but also delivers divine float in the fluff. A poplar ISO core includes bamboo stringers for the ultimate combination of minimal weight and massive durability. Demolish any run you choose thanks to the unparalleled versatility of the Blizzard Women’s Samba Skis.

The sveltest of the Free Mountain skis, the Blizzard Samba Women's Ski may also be the most versatile. A slim (by freeride standards) waist and moderate turn radius give the Samba lightning-quick responsiveness; and sandwich-sidewall construction and camber underfoot give it razor-sharp precision and power. But this sassy board also features fat Flipcore Natural rockered tip and tail for easy-peasy float in deep snow and turn initiation. This revolutionary Natural rocker comes from upside-down molded core, not bent like other skis, for a, yes, more natural feel. A super-light ISO and wood core with tough and sustainable (Earth-friendly) bamboo stringers keep the board stable and strong at high speeds. Now you can keep that fine figure and still slay every aspect on the hill.

Evo (2014)
One of the most powerful, hard charging women's all mountain skis on the market, the Blizzard Samba Skis are the perfect combination of rocker for soft snow days and healthy camber underfoot for strong edging power. At 98 mm underfoot, the Blizzard Samba can go from skiing 6 inches of pow, to the groomers, and back to thrashed powder remains without missing a beat.

REI (2013)

Launch off the lip and find a rhythm all your own with the women's Blizzard Samba skis. They attack any terrain with rocker designed to reduce chatter on hard snow and maneuver well in soft snow.

Recommended skier and snowboarder weights are a general guideline. Additional factors can affect which size will best suit your needs. If you have questions regarding ski and snowboard sizing, please contact us at 1-800-426-4840.


Gearx (Fall 2013)

Despite its light weight, this ski brings you the perfect feeling of safety and stability in any situation. A strong partner for female riders eager to tackle new challenges.

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Ability Level:Intermediate-Advanced
Activity:Downhill skiing
Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length:20m (@ 173cm)
Base:Strong Graphite Base
Base Material:Sintered
Binding DIN:N/A
Binding Weight Range:N/A
Bindings included:131/98/116 millimeters
Construction Type:Sidewall
Core:131/98/116 millimeters
Core Material:Poplar ISO-Woodcore with Bamboo Stringers/Flipcore 3D Tech
Intended Use:All-Terrain/Powder
Laminates:Double Quadrax reinforcement
Model #:8A206700 001 159
Radius by Length:20m @ 173cm
Recommended skier weight:18 meters
Sidecut radius:Groomed and powder
Sidewalls:Sandwich Compound Sidewall (Isocore)
Ski Gear Intended Use:All Mountain
Ski camber:Groomed and powder
Ski design:Downhill skiing
Ski dimensions:All-mountain wide
Ski terrain:All-mountain wide
Special Features:Vertical Sidewalls
Tail Profile:Flared
Tail Type:Partial Twin Tip
Tip/Waist/Tail Widths:131/98/116mm (@ 166cm)
Turn Radius:16-20
Type:All-Mountain Wide Skis (91-110)
Waist Width:96-105mm
Warranty:One Year
What Binding is Included?:None

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Blizzard Samba Skis Reviews:


2014 Blizzard Samba Ski Review

Hi, I'm Julie. I just got off the Blizzard Samba. I give this ski a 5 out of 5 star rating. I think it's a great, all mountain to powder ski. At 98 under the foot, it's a little bit wider than I generally ski on a day to day basis, but if you're looking for something to ski powder and that full, all mountain experience, this is a great ski. It's certainly a ski that you can take from both frontside to backside, it's got enough guts to it. Real solid under the foot, so if you really want to lay it over on the groomers it's certainly capable of doing that and even at 98 under foot with that little bit of tip rocker, it's really not super slow edge to edge, it does get over on the edge nicely and it'll hold. So, it's really designed to go everywhere and do everything and be one ski quiver
Julie K. at on 09/09/2013

2013 Blizzard Samba Ski Review

Hi, I'm Julie, I just got off the Blizzard Samba. I give this a 4 1/2 out of 5 star rating. I really like this ski, because the edge hold. The Flip Core technology really allows you to initiate the turn really easily, making a 98 waisted ski something that's actually pretty usable even if your not in deep snow all the time. Really designed for a advanced to expert level woman that's really kinda looking to push it this ski. Really kinda requires that your really on top of the ski, and really driving it. In return, when you really do put it on the edges, and really do push, it will rip nice short, quick, snappy turns around, and really gives great energy out of the ski. I had really high expectations of this ski after seeing the Black Pearl, and I am kinda undecided on which I like better, narrower waist, or the Samba here.
Julie K. at on 10/10/2012

2014 Bliizzard Samba Ski Review

Hi. I'm Emily. I just got off the Blizzard Sambas. This ski is a lot of fun. For an advanced-to-expert women's skier, it's a 5 out of 5 rating today for sure. It rips turns on the frontside but if you're that person who likes to seek out the fresh snow, get a little bit playful in the trees, and maybe a little jibby on some hits, this is definitely the one for you. It had a lot more pop in the tails then I was expecting but that was a really great surprise because it made me feel very confident in popping little ollies and just getting a little bit more freestyle into that frontside type skiing. It really rips a carve on hard pack and would be a great ski if you like to hunt out that fresh snow. So, 5 out of 5 today.
Emily B. at on 09/09/2013

2014 Blizzard Samba Ski Review

Hey, Jess here. I just got off the Blizzard Samba. I would give this ski a 4 out of 5 stars. It's definitely an advanced to expert ski. What's great about it is it will hold an edge through anything, all the crud, all the frontside, even the back country. This is truly an all mountain ski. It does tend to only do well at higher speeds, and shorter turns, not so good, but if you like those big, long charging turns, this ski will rock for you.
Jess K. at on 09/09/2013

Women's version of the popular Bonafide. The Samba utilizes the same sidecut and rocker profile as the Bonafide but with a lighter weight construction. The two sheets of metal found in the Bonafide are removed as the core is slightly ligher to make for a lighter slightly softer ski but without sacraficing torsional stiffness. These skis have great grip on hard snow but are soft enough to absorb terrain and float in pow. A great ski for the female rippers or aspiring female rippers.

c.brown at on 11/14/2013