Essentially a narrower Helldorado, the El Capo (137-107-125) has two layers of Titanal around a wood core and a World Cup construction. Crawford called it “a burly, strong ski that’s very stiff torsionally.” The profile includes Nordica’s powder camRock, which adds significant rocker to the tip and tail and a low “hammer head” tip to reduce vibration and increase effective edge. Testers awarded El Capo high scores for stability, placing it among the top three stable skis in the powder category. “It rips turns on groomers and it’s very stable and fun in all conditions,” Schlopy said. “But it’s best for advanced skiers and up since it feels heavy for an intermediate.”