2024 Nordica Steadfast DC 85 Video Review

Tech Details

Nordica Steadfast 85 DC
All Mountain
Length Tested: 179
Lengths: 162, 168, 174, 179
Dimensions: 137/85/116 @ 179
Radius: 15.8m
MSRP: $849.95 (with bindings)
More Info: nordica.com

Test Notes

The Nordica Steadfast 85 DC is a front side-oriented ski that would be ideal for an intermediate to expert skier who is looking to explore their edges on anything from firm to packed-powder snow. At higher speeds, Nordica’s unique Double Core, which consists of a horizontally laminated construction, really delivered a smooth and confident feeling in various types of snow conditions and terrain, while its rounded tips and tails with minimal rocker allowed me to both initiate and finish turns effortlessly. This is a ski I want everyone to own, as it provided endless amounts of fun on both firm and soft days. As a result, the ski reminded me of reggae legend Jimmy Cliff—“smooth, and rocksteady mon.” —Patrick Kinghorn


  • Excels on groomers and hard-pack snow.
  • Effortlessly initiates and finishes turns.
  • Provides a smooth ride in a variety of snow conditions and terrain.


  • Some may find it a bit too narrow for big powder days.

What type of terrain is the Nordica Steadfast 85 DC best suited for?

Groomers and tree skiing.

What type of snow conditions is the Nordica Steadfast 85 DC best suited for?

Hard-packed to packed-powder snow.

What type of skier is the Nordica Steadfast 85 DC best suited for?

Anyone from an intermediate to advanced to expert skier who loves skiing groomers and exploring off piste.

Patrick Kinghorn

Age: 55
Height: 5’3”
Weight: 150 lbs
Occupation: School Principal
Years Skiing: 40
Preferred Ski Length: 170-175cm
Preferred Ski Width: 90-102mm Underfoot
Preferred Terrain: Groomers
Preferred Conditions: Powd


This review was independently done and the views are that of the author.

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