Read the Review Transcript: I just got off the Nordica First Belle. I would give this ski a 4.5 out of 5 stars. It's a true beginner-to-intermediate ski. What I really liked about this ski is that you didn't have to get your weight all the way forward for this ski to come around. Even if you have a tendency to kind of slide around the hill and you want to get better at carving, this ski will grab an edge for you and really pull you around. It's a little heavier than a lot of the beginner skis out there but what's nice about that is it keeps you very stable on foot so you don't have to push these too hard so if you're a little bit of a beginner looking to be intermediate or even intermediate-advanced, this is the ski for you.