Nordica Santa Ana 93 ski review, 2017/2018 women's All-Mountain Front Category, from our equipment experts at powered by Masterfit.

Nordica’s Santa Ana 93 is more than just a great new ski. Even if it earns umpteen accolades as the best of all women’s skis of 2018, as it very well might, the Santa Ana 93’s significance extends beyond sales success. It’s the avatar of a new kind of women’s ski, one that takes “lighter is better” a step further. You could call the new trend “better is better,” characterized by using lightweight materials and technologies to build the best possible ski rather than the lightest one. The Santa Ana 93 is built like an Enforcer, earning its weight savings by using carbon prepreg laminates instead of glass and investing them in two sheets of Titanal. Why is this so significant? Because the Nordica Santa Ana 93 prioritizes performance over pandering and, by doing so, should enjoy breakout appeal. Certainly one of the strongest women-specific skis ever, the Santa Ana earns even higher marks for Finesse properties. That’s amore. “Feels like a very stable ski,” said one of the Willi's Ski and Snowboard Shop Winter Divas. “Very forgiving on uneven terrain and ice. Skis fast, turns well, has some weight to it underfoot. I would purchase this ski,” she sagely concluded.