The Nemesis, a new women’s-specific ski from Nordica, elicited polarizing views from testers. Hard-charging backcountry rippers noted it lacked stability at speed, but those who liked it absolutely loved it. “Very, very responsive on groomers,” said one tester, noting its generous sidecut. “Some ladies will love this ski, especially those who want a carving ski,” added another. At just 98 mm underfoot, it’s on the smaller side of the big-mountain offerings, suiting it well for touring. If you don’t fancy yourself the next MSP starlet but still want a big-mountain ski to make jealousy-inducing turns on, give the Nemesis a go.