The Salomon XDR 75 makes an excellent ski for true beginner skiers and very timid intermediate skiers who are looking for a ski that will help them improve. Salomon's All-Terrain Rocker 2.0 uses a rockered tip that will make pushing out a snowplow easier for you and help you initiate turns easier once you start making parallel turns. The X-Chassis Construction has reinforcements across the center of the ski that improves your stability at faster speeds or tricky conditions. The XDR 75 has a Composite Core with a single layer of Titanium Laminate that adds stability, but keeps the ski forgiving enough for you to progress your skills rapidly. The Semi-Sandwich Construction has a Monocoque Cap Construction in the tip and tail that helps you maneuver and a vertical sidewall that helps grip the snow. If you want a great beginner ski that will shorten the learning curve, the Salomon XDR 75 is a perfect choice.