Description

Witness the speedy rise and epic fall of the Starlet Ski.

Don’t waste those hard-earned freshies with a touring ski that can’t handle the down—the award-winning Black Diamond Women’s Starlet Ski balances uphill efficiency with pure downhill bliss thanks to its lightweight construction, early-rise tip, and 100mm waist. Black Diamond also outfitted the Starlet with a women’s-specific flex that gives you optimal torsional stiffness and smooth turning in soft snow.

  • Backcountry Magazine 2011 Editor’s Choice Winner
  • Formula One Technology uses three internal ribs to transmit power to the ski
  • Early-rise tip for easy turning and maximum float in deep conditions
  • Flat tails easily sink in snow at camp or when building snow anchors

Share your thoughts

What do you think of the

Black Diamond Starlet Ski - Women's

? Share a...

Write a review

No file chosen

Rather attach a photo from another website?

Rather attach a photo from your computer?

  • Product review:
  • Share a video
  • Share a photo

How familiar are you with the product?(Optional)

Only jpg, jpeg, png, gif or bmp files please.

Save

Here's what others have to say...

5 5

Sweet Skis

These skis are the best ski's I have owned. Light and great for all conditions, even groomers. I can ski tour anywhere with these babies. So many happy adventures still ahead for me and my starlet's.

I am 5'7, 125 lb and a beginner/intermediate...

I am 5'7, 125 lb and a beginner/intermediate skier (but progressing fast) - what size skiis should I be looking at in BD, if the plan is to be touring with a decent sized backpack?

Best Answer Responded on

The 176cm we have in stock might be a little to tall for you, I imagine this ski being just above your head as we are similar heights. If you are progressing fast the early rise tip in this ski will allow you to ski it at first a little easier than you would imagine on a ski this long without the rocker. It will still take some adjustment for you to learn how to power through a ski at this length.
Your weight might also put you into the next size down something in the low 170's upper 160's, that way you can really flex and manipulate the tip. With a heavier pack on this might help but not really if your just planning a day trip with an average pack weight of around 10-15lbs.
Take a look at the new Starlet http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-starlet-ski-womens as we have this in the size you are looking for ideally.

5 5

Awesome touring ski

I'm new to ski touring and bought these skis last fall under the gentle recommendation of my boyfriend. The man knows his sh*t. Pair these mofos up with some dynafits and you've got yourself a wicked light setup that skis well in the ol' back country.

5 5

Awesome touring ski

I'm new to ski touring and bought these skis last fall under the gentle recommendation of my boyfriend. The man knows his sh*t. Pair these mofos up with some dynafits and you've got yourself a wicked light setup that skis well in the ol' back country.

I am 5'5" 135 lbs. and not sure what size...

I am 5'5" 135 lbs. and not sure what size ski to get. 156 or 166? I am leaning toward the the 166 since I will be carring enough weight to put me firmly in this weight category, but also don't want to get stuck with too much ski. I am an intermediate skiier looking to spend more time in the backcountry as I get older and wiser. I am not used to skiing on wide skiis so I am nervous about taking the jump. Right now I am skiing Dynstar158s that are 66 under foot or I have old Tuas 168s that are 70 under foot.

Responded on

Don't be afraid of wide skis. 166 makes more sense if you are touring with a pack. You can also have a ski shop de tune the tips and tails to make the ski pivot a bit easier. BD skis turn beautifully and their fat skis usually ski a lot shorter than they actually are.

The Starlets look awesome for touring but...

The Starlets look awesome for touring but I'm a little lady and I'm wondering if I will feel a lack of control and stability in anything except fluffy powder. I'm 5'2", 100 lbs, and I ski everything in all conditions. I am looking for skis that would be ideal for both backcountry touring and ski mountaineering purposes, so light is important, but so is control, especially since conditions can sometimes be unpredictable. I typically ski ~160cm and I heard these ski short, so I was considering the 166cm. Should I go shorter? Will there be stability/control issues in anything short of perfect pow? Any advice or feedback would be appreciated!

Best Answer Responded on

Hey Mads,

Great question. I would say that the Black Diamond Starlet Ski in the 166cm size would accommodate most of the needs that you are looking for. The only hesitation that I have is for the mountaineering purposes as the 100mm waist might have you wanting a slightly narrower ski for a quicker edge.

So, if you are going to be dipping more into deep pow than mountaineering lines, the Starlet is the right ski for you. If you'll be in crampons more than pow, I would look at the 166cm in the G3 Jam Ski - Women's as it will control a bit better in the mountaineering aspect, but sacrifices float to do so.

Responded on

Thanks Wally! Your response was super helpful. I won't be skiing super aggressive mountaineering lines so I went with the Starlets, and I'm really happy I did. They ski like a dream in powder, even wet, heavy powder. I'm a pretty aggressive skier and after trying these I'm confident that I could throw these around if needed in icy or cruddy conditions.

I am an experienced alpine skier keen to...

I am an experienced alpine skier keen to telemark. I bought this ski in a 156 and Scarpa T2s in 23.5. Now, I need a binding. I do have an interest in "touring". I am 5'6 and 112 lbs.

Responded on

What you need, then, is a binding with a touring mode. Touring mode releases the spring tension in the binding so you can move your feet freely and walk without resistance.

The following bindings have tour mode:
Voile's Switchback
G3 ascent
22designs Axl
Black Diamond O1

5 5

Yay!

I had a really hard time finding reviews for this ski before I got it, and was really anxious that it would be no fun in anything other than perfect powder... but I have no complaints. Chattery on hard snow at speed for sure, but "annoying noise" chattery, not "vibrates in your soul" chattery. As a fairly small lady, I think this is the might be the most appropriate-for-me ski I've ever tried - soft and crazy light and a lot of fun!

5 5

great ski

This is a great ski all around. Perfect in powder. A little chattery in the icier steep stuff at high speeds. Super flexy. Overall--I'm super happy with this ski.

2010/2011 Black Diamond Starlet Ski

Don’t waste those hard-earned freshies with a touring ski that can’t handle the down—the award-winning Black Diamond Women’s Starlet Ski balances uphill efficiency with pure downhill bliss thanks to its lightweight construction, early-rise tip, and 100mm waist. Black Diamond also outfitted the Starlet with a women’s-specific flex that gives you optimal torsional stiffness and smooth turning in soft snow.