Nordica Belle 88

2017

Women's All-Mountain
Nordica
Price: £390.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Intermediate Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 126-90-110
Turn radius 17.5m (169cm)
Lengths 145, 153, 161, 169, 177
Construction Sidewall
Carbon lightweight wood core
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Good all rounder, works well in all conditions. Strong in long turns
Weaknesses Slow from edge to edge in short turns

They say

At 88mm underfoot the Belle has got enough float for soft stuff, and plenty of sidecut for laying it over on the hardpack. For skiers who do it all, this is your new one ski quiver.

We say

The Belle feels perfectly set up for all mountain action. It works well in all turn shapes, although definitely feels best suited to bigger, faster arcs. In these types of turns it feels stable, smooth and very comfortable on the edge. In shorter turns it is well balanced and has good grip, however that wider platform underfoot makes it a bit clunkier from edge to edge. In deeper, off piste conditions the wide shape and rockered tip and tail help make this an easy ski to use, with good floating properties and ease of steering.

Tester Comments

Bella Seel
Good value for money, felt strong off piste in both longs and shorts. Easy to maneuver and steer
Chemmy Alcott
Bouncy off piste, hard to whip around for short turns. Easier to ski than expected