We found long, fast turns on hard packed pistes worked well, but they were a little damp on the shorter turns compared to other skis in this category. Off-piste in the variable conditions that we tested them in, they handled well, although again weren’t quite as lively as some of the other models we tested.
They are a good solid performer without being spectacular and would suit a strong expert skier who’s perhaps larger than average in size – this is where they would come into their own.
The El Capo is a strong, tough ski that will take the weight of a larger skier and provide stability and strength. Lighter skiers might just feel that they don’t respond well enough.