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Atomic Elysian (2014)

Atomic Elysian (2014)
Gold Medal Gear
Tester's Review

The widest ski in Atomic's all-mountain Vantage line, the Elysian is about as well-rounded as it gets. It's quick edge to edge (No. 1 in Quickness) and easy (No. 2 in Forgiveness), it holds a decent edge on groomed, and it drifts in pow. It has a huge sweet spot and nothing to prove - so it will happily disengage and skid for the less skilled. With tip rocker, camber underfoot, and a wood core reinforced with carbon weave, it's a snappy, good-natured one-ski-quiver. McElroy: "They barely needed to be laid on edge before they wanted to rip turns."

The Elysian is a women's version of the men's Theory, with the same geometry and basic construction. With its wide 95-mm waist and tip-and-tail rocker, it's designed to make the most of powder and deep crud yet still offer acceptable hard-snow performance. Atomic's Women's Vantage series includes three models ranging in width from 95 mm down to 83. Where the Women's Powder series includes wide rides for deep snow and the Women's Affinity series offers narrow-waisted system skis for on-trail performance, the Vantage skis split the difference in the name of all-terrain versatility. Not as loose and drifty as the Powder skis or as tight and carvy as the Affinity skis, they're built to meet the day-to-day needs of a soft-snow (most likely Western) resort skier with a blend of powder and hardpack performance. All are sold flat (no binding).â

PRICE (MSRP): $550.00
PRICE (MAP): $500.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
LevelAdvanced, Expert
CategoryMixed Snow
AwardsGold Medal Gear
Lengths150, 159, 168
Rating: Stability at Speed3.47 / 5
Rating: Maneuverability3.51 / 5
Rating: Hard Snow Grip3.07 / 5
Rating: Crud Performance3.30 / 5
Rating: Forgiveness3.64 / 5
Rating: Flotation3.50 / 5
Rating: Overall3.43 / 5
reviews of Atomic Elysian (2014)