All Mountain Frontside
70 percent on-trail / 30 percent off-trail
“Within every woman is a great skier,” says Elan, schmoozingly. “Duh,” say the hoards of women who out-ski men daily. But the Interra may have something that enhances a woman’s natural shredding ability. The lightweight skis love to lock into turns, thanks to a design that includes a convex structure in the shovel (leading to easy turn initiation) while having a powerful finish, thanks to concave build in the tail. Elan also built rocker into the outer edges of the tips for a less hooky transition between turns. A run down just-softening hardpack at Snowbird elicited the following from one tester: “They’re so fun! They ski like an extension of my body.”
Swami gripe: Some testers overpowered them.
Swami like: A wide range of abilities can ski them.