This is a fantastic option for any woman looking to push their abilities in the backcountry. Salomon designed this boot to be lightweight, have a large range of motion, and comfortable for the uphill. In contrast for the downhilll aspect this boot is nothing but amazing. Being a "90" flex it's a perfect all around stiffness for a female skiier, weather you're strictly on soft snow, running these boots inbounds on corduroy, or skiing spring time corn, this boot will perform great through all those conditions. Originally this boot was based off of the men's version that did extremely well in all the magazine tests, the only changes they made to this one is the flex rating, color changes, and they gave you a little thicker liner for a more comfortable feel. I'd recommend this boot to any woman looking for a great alpine touring boot that they can also use inbounds.