2015 Nordica La Niña ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s Powder Category.

El Niño or La Niña, either way it equals snow thanks to Nordica’s big mountain boards. Testers awarded the 113-mm-waisted ski high scores for float and stability. “Use this ski on the groomers only to get from one playground to the other,” recommends Muecke. “In soft conditions, the ski is playful and easy to maneuver.” Design elements include significant tip and tail rocker and a broad, blunt-shaped tip for flotation and reduction of vibration. Nordica's women-specific Energy Ca wi-Core features a blend of poplar, ash and two lightweight polyurethane stringers. “This is a good solid powder ski that will hold steady through the steep and deep,” says Rodman.