The Nordica Santa Ana was a new addition to our test group this year, and we were happy to have it. Our testers found it to be stiff enough to handle crud and hop turn in the steeps, while still remaining light, nimble, and easy to turn. All around we found this to be a fun ski. We used the 169cm length and some of our taller testers didn't feel like there was enough ski underneath them to really put the Santa Ana through its paces. However, we all can agree that this is a solid, stable ski that floats great in the powder.
The Santa Ana got a brand new look for the season which you can see pictured above - scroll down for a side-by-side comparison.