Traditional, weight-forward skiers will dig the directional power that allows the Millennium to steamroll variable terrain and knife groomers. What will surprise is its willingness to sit back, float, smear, and accept rider input. “Torsionally rigid for great stability, but with a longitudinal flex that’s perfect for powder,” said one tester. If you’re a passionate skier with a one-ski-quiver budget and a love of stupid-deep back bowls, the versatile, all-mountain-capable Millennium should be on your radar.
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.