If you are looking for a floaty, powder hungry, disregard for slow signs type of ski, the La Nina is worth checking out. The La Nina gets the same facelift as the Patron with a more durable topsheet and fresh looks. The women's La Nina from Nordica is basically the all mountain Patron on a diet. The full wood core of the Patron has been replaced with Nordica's WiCore. The WiCore puts a synthetic strip down the middle of a traditional wood core to lighten the ski nearly 20% without sacrificing handling characteristics of a full wood core ski. The La Nina is definitely big with a 113mm waist, but with fully rockered tip and tail and camber under foot (aka CamRock) this ski will surf pow, snake through trees, and carve the hardpack. An excellent all mountain, big mountain ski for advanced women.
Construction: Energy CA WI-Core
Cam Rock: High Rise Rocker