Nordica has created a highly accessible all mountain ski in the NRGY 90 that will also handle a higher performing skier who demands power and strength in their turns.
At 90mm under foot, it's pushing for inclusion in the freeride category, but on hardpack groomed slopes, they truly feel like a well-oiled piste machine for the corduroy specialist.
Their edge to edge re-bound is fast and agile in short radius turns and when you open up into higher speed carvers, they feel stable and solid in the tip.
Turn initiation is easy and they are forgiving enough to be taken in the moguls without the fear you're going to be thrown all over the place - and if you are then that's your fault, not the skis.
They'd feel equally at home cruising down the red runs of Tignes as they would on the steep powder fields of Verbier, providing you ski them in a longer length, which for this ski feels best if you're heading off-piste.
Saying that, we tested the 169 length and found them to be super stable at speed and able to cope with variable snow easily. Visually, they pretty cool with Nordica's Torsion Bridge construction peeking through the top sheet and wrapped around the wood core.
For good intermediates who are considering getting more off the piste and exploring the whole mountain, rather than just the marked slopes, then the NRGY 90 is a good choice that will also continue giving when your skills step up to the next level.