Nordica Santa Ana 93

2018

Women's Freeride
Nordica
Price: £520.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 124-93-112
Turn radius 15.5m (169cm)
Lengths 153, 161, 169 (1,500g), 177
Construction Sidewall
Titanium & lightweight woodcore
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Solid on the edge, but still feels easy at slower speeds
Weaknesses Could be more reactive, particularly in heavier snow

They say

This is a lively freeride ski for women who want hard snow performance combined with soft snow flotation. From groomers to powder this ski is sure to make you smile.

We say

The general consensus from the test team was that the Santa Ana is a powerful ski. It feels like it means business and has a relatively stiff flex which allows it to be consistent and solid when on the edge in longer turns. Although it’s a beefy ski it is actually very easy to use in shorter turns as its rocker profile makes it low effort to pivot and rotate. So, overall they strike a good balance between feeling solid at higher speeds, while feeling easy to use at lower speeds. Some testers felt that they lacked a bit of life and pop through medium to long turns which can make them feel a bit labored, but overall it’s a great all mountain choice.

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
This ski needs to be skied with confidence, but when done so it will ski just as well on piste as off 
Natasha Edwards
Great looking ski, turns well in lighter and shallower snow, felt more labored to turn in heavy snow