Nordica Santa Ana 93

2017

Women's Freeride
Nordica
Price: £440.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 124-93-112
Turn radius 13.5m (161cm)
Lengths 153, 161, 169, 177
Construction Sidewall
Carbon lightweight wood core
Tip and tail rocker
Strengths Very powerful, smooth and solid in long turns. Loves speed
Weaknesses Less agile at slower speeds and in shorter turns

They say

Technology designed exclusively for women. Strong and damp metal like feeling with an incredibly lightweight construction.

We say

The Santa Ana is a powerful ski, which looks amazing in its new graphic. For long fast turns on harder snow conditions it’s a hard ski to beat. It gives out huge levels of grip and feels completely stable through the arc, this allows it to carry that through to chopped up cruddy conditions where it powers through with ease. In deep powder it feels most comfortable at higher speeds in big turns where it is completely confidence inspiring. At slower speeds and in shorter turns it felt less agile and playful than some of the lighter skis we’ve tested in this group.

Tester Comments

Amanda Pirie
This ski rewards you for the effort you put into your turns. It needs to be skied hard but it’s great on hardpack and crud 
Bella Seel
Fine if charged but you have to be incredibly active. Look Fab!