2015 Nordica Belle to Belle ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s Frontside Category.

A new profile for 2015 gives the 78-mm-waisted Belle to Belle a blunt nose and tapered tail. Testers gave higher scores for versatility and playfulness, lower for carving, citing the profile shape. “The shovel doesn’t bite but enters the turn softly,” says Minneci. “It tackles mixed conditions with ease.” The slight early rise of the tips in Nordica’s Mountain camRock is designed to lend maneuverability and soft snow performance, adding to the Belle to Belle’s versatility. The women-specific Energy wi-core construction includes a lightweight core made of hard wood and two polyurethane center stringers. “It’s softer and less dynamic than other carvers in the category and best in steeper pitches,” says Van Riper.