Nordica Santa Ana 98
The Nordica Santa Ana 98 Skis might just be the most versatile women's skis ever made. It's hard to make something so universally beloved by the truly badass be so accessible to the rest of us mortals, but Nordica has done it. The middleweight of the Santa Ana line is a blend of lightweight and powerful, with tons of grip and drive for hard charging down the fall line, but a surprisingly quick and easy feel when carving turns at slower speeds. It rewards good technique, but doesn't punish the occasional lapse in form, and performs well in the full spectrum of snow conditions, making it an ideal one-ski quiver for any Western skier that wants to ride it all.