Hi, I'm Andy. This is the Elan Explore 6. This is a ski for the beginning to intermediate skier. It actually does that job quite well. I give the ski 5 stars, a 5 star rating. It is very stable, holds a very good edge. It does good slow speed turns, excellent high speed turns. I believe it actually skis a little bit above its rating. And, this is a great ski for anybody in the beginning to intermediate range looking to move up even. I give this ski 5 stars.