To hell and back, or from the back bowls to the frontside, skis in Nordica's All-Mountain sidecountry line are designed for uphill travel without loosing downhill performance. The Hell & Back features Nordica's I-Core construction, which combines lightweight wood with a weight-reducing strip of polymer. Early rise CamRock technology moves the contact point of the ski slightly behind the tip and in front of the tail to increase flotation and maneuverability. "This is a great all-around ski," said Ertl. "It's your one-ski quiver." "Best in class," agreed Beidleman. "Superior carving, excellent stability and ‘can-do' versatility."