Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.70 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.56 / 5
Crud performance: 4.14 / 5
Forgiveness: 4.12 / 5
Usually, a ski with rebound, or snap, lives on the technical side of the spectrum: more hand surgeon than bagel schmearer. The Elysian manages to be both, earning top scores in rebound—springing down the fall line in meticulously rounded turns—and forgiveness—sliding willingly when backed off. And did we mention it also won category highs in quickness/bumps and balance of skills? Paradise, indeed. “Lots of zip, fun turn shape—this ski is forgiving, yet it holds well at speed,” said Loring.