Nordica Santa Ana

2016

Women's Freeride
Nordica
Price: £470.00
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 133-100-121
Turn radius 16.5m (177cm)
Lengths 153, 161, 169, 177
Construction Sidewall
Carbon lightweight woodcore
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths High speed powder turns
Weaknesses Less responsive in short turns, not so suited to piste

They say

Nordica’s Santa Ana all mountain women’s ski features the new Balsa core technology designed exclusively for women. It provides a strong damp, metal like feeling, but is lightweight for reducing fatigue.

We say

This is a ski, which loves powder! It has a beautiful release out of the turn, which makes it easy to be balanced on the entry into the new direction change. In these types of conditions, it’s a lovely ski to ride big turns. In this type of turn shape it really excels, with great stability at speed. In shorter turns it doesn’t feel particularly agile, being slower from edge to edge and feeling quite heavy underfoot. On the piste it can cope with the terrain and works well for long turns, but there’s no doubt its at its best for long turns in deep powder.

Tester Comments

Annabel Seel
Lively in the powder but struggled in the quicker turns and on piste
Lynn Sharp
Would be a great big mountain ski, it has great stability at speed on big open faces. Too heavy and unresponsive for short turns