The Rocca Birdie by Black Crows is designed to handle anything on the mountain, from icy hard-pack to slushy late-spring crud. It is a bit softer than other skis in the line which would make it a good ski for intermediates. This ski has a partial sidewall construction for solid edging but forgiving turns. It has rocker in the tip and camber throughout to ease turn initiation. This ski is not the master of any one terrain or snow type, but will still serve you well enough whether you are floating through powder or carving down a hard-packed groomed slope. With a narrow waist width of 76mm this ski's design is more focused to excel at carving down groomed slopes. Ski fast or ski slowly, the Rocca Birdie will help you improve your skiing abilities.