Originally Posted by gtop
About a 145 length +/-5. (Depends on the model) You need to check for length -- sometimes 140 is not 140.
I know the 140 Elan RCS does not contain metal. Don't worry about the 'racing' designation. It's a fine eastern ski.
You can also try the Nordica spitfire jr. they make both a 140 and 150 with wood cores, though I have no experience with this model. I'd go 150 here.
The Nordica SLJ without metal (141) could work well too. It has a plate, but no metal.
The problem with 150 in a race ski, is that they've all got metal and are plated. This would not be a good combination.
I'd lean towards 150, as I'd imagine she's going to grow -- however, sometimes and intermediate is not really an intermediate. What intermediate says is "not a beginner, and not advanced". Thas a pretty wide range, and tough to recommend a ski -- so 140 if closer to the low end and 150 if closer to the high end would be what I'd say. In either case, no metal.