Atomic Vantage 97 C W (2021)

2021 Women's Best Value All-Mountain Wide Ski Review

Brand: Atomic

Model: Vantage 97 C W


Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)


Lengths (cm)

156, 164, 172

Radius (m)




Quickness / Maneuverability

4.37 / 5


4.42 / 5


4 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4 / 5

Crud Performance

3.58 / 5


3.71 / 5


The 2021 Atomic Vantage 97 C W Women's All-Mountain Wide Ski
The 2021 Atomic Vantage 97 C W Women’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of Atomic

None of our testers had anything negative to say about this ski, which doesn’t happen often and is a tell-tale sign that this ski will impress women everywhere. Often, a carbon construction can sap the life out of skis, but testers were wowed by this ski’s agility and responsiveness both on and off the groomed and it won high praise for its ability to carve. As one of the narrower and lighter skis in this category, it didn’t plow through crud as naturally as others, but its versatility everywhere else makes it a fun and approachable all-mountain ride.

STRENGTHS: Quickness, Playfulness

WEAKNESSES: Crud Performance, Flotation

Awards for the Atomic Vantage 97 C W Ski

20201 Best Value Ski Test Badge
The Atomic Vantage 97 C W won Best Value in the Women’s All-Mountain Wide Ski category

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