Atomic Century (2014)
“Felt like a good pair of jeans,” one woman wrote. “Comfy, confidence-boosting, easy.” The Century will make a great do-it-all ski for Western girls, though it’s perhaps a bit wide for daily Eastern use. Versatile is the name of the game here. It handles extremes well—from throttling on steep, rough snow to cruising the hardpack—and adapts unflinchingly to everything in between. A nice dose of rocker helped off-piste steering and also allowed riders to dump speed easily. And at $550, it’s yet another great value from Atomic.
With its 100-mm waist, the Century offers a shade more quickness and all-conditions versatility than its sister, the Millennium. And where the Millennium is rockered in both the tip and tail, the tail of the Century is unrockered to give it edgier, more powerful turn finishes. 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.
|Level||Intermediate, Advanced, Expert|
|Lengths||146, 156, 166, 176|