Elan Zest (2014 )
The 2014 Zest QT by Elan is designed to handle anything on the mountain, from icy hard-pack to slushy late-spring crud. This ski is not the master of any one terrain or snow type, but will still serve you well enough whether you are floating through powder or carving down a hard-packed groomed slope. With a narrow waist width (< 75 mm) this ski's design is more focused to excel at carving down groomed slopes. The Zest QT will perform similar to a performance carving ski, with quick edge to edge transitions and great edge grip, but with a bit more versatility to travel off the grooms.
As a women's ski, Zest QT will be lighter, shorter, and more flexible than its male counterpart. A women's center of gravity is in her hips (a man's is in his chest), so women's skis are often constructed to move the skier's center of gravity forward.