Atomic Millennium (2014)
This ski felt simple - solid underfoot, comfortable in any terrain, devoid of gimmicks. It's like a natural athlete who makes any sport look easy. A wood core makes it lively and rocker tip and tail makes it pivoty, but step-down sidewalls are the key to its easygoing personality: Full sidewalls underfoot give surprising edge grip on groomed, and progressively lower ones toward tip and tail make it lighter, softer, and more forgiving everywhere else. Lovell: "Great energy, and great performance on hardpack. What a nice surprise in this category."
A 110-mm waist width (one of the widest women's skis on the market) and rocker in both the tip and tail are designed to give the Millennium plenty of flotation in deep snow and a loose, easy-pivoting feel for enhanced maneuverability and speed control. It's part of Atomic's Women's Powder collection, which features two models, the Millennium and the Century. Both models are built on wood cores, and both feature Atomic's Step-Down Sidewall construction: full sidewalls underfoot for solidity and edge grip; lower sidewalls topped by cap construction tip and tail for softer flex and torsional rigidity and more forgiving performance.
|Awards||Gold Medal Gear|
|Lengths||161, 169, 177|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||3.50 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||2.65 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||2.19 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.35 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||3.11 / 5|
|Rating: Flotation||3.78 / 5|
|Rating: Overall||3.10 / 5|