Frontside Skis

Nordica Santa Ana 93

2021 Women's Frontside Ski Review

Brand: Nordica

Model: Santa Ana 93

Overall Rating: 4.41


Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)


Lengths (cm)

151, 158, 165, 172, 179

Radius (m)


Quickness / Maneuverability

4.5 / 5


4.45 / 5


4.3 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.45 / 5

Crud Performance

4.1 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.4 / 5



The 2021 Nordica Santa Ana 93 Women's Frontside Ski
The 2021 Nordica Santa Ana 93 Women’s Frontside SkiPhoto courtesy of Nordica

The Santa Anas of yore liked to flirt with the fine line between burly and strenuous. This year, Nordica scales them down a notch, removing one of two layers of metal in the construction to make the skis more accessible to intermediates. And it worked, though the ski still prefers a strong skier. Testers ranked this ski the most versatile in this category and also praised its spunkiness. It hums with energy that just begs to be put to work on groomers especially, but also in the rough. 

STRENGTHS: Hard-Snow Integrity, Versatility

WEAKNESSES: Forgiveness, Crud Performance

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