The Elan Snow is an excellent ski for the lightweight beginner or the tween or teenager who is ready for her first pair of adult skis. Elan's Parabolic Rocker has a rockered tip and tail that allows you to skid or slide turns with little effort and in total control. The MonoLite Core is made from composite material that delivers an easy flex pattern for lightweight or new skiers to gain confidence. DynaFlex Technology has an aluminum spring planted into the core of the ski that adds support as you exit a turn to help you get your skis on edge. If you want a ski that will be easy to control and forgiving enough to help you improve, the Elan Snow is a great choice.