Atomic Vantage Elysian (2015)



Rating: 3.44 / 5
Price: $
Year: 2015
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 95
Tip/Tail/Waist: 124-95-113; 126-95-1
Lengths: 150, 159, 168

Stability at speed: 3.26 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.02 / 5
Crud performance: 3.03 / 5
Flotation: 2.87 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.70 / 5
Overall: 3.44 / 5


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Atomic Elysian (2010)

Category: Women's Powder Wide; Category ranking: No. 2; Average score: 3.80; Balance of skills: 3.92; Best for: A quick and spirited ride; Not for: Bottomless pow, where liveliness is muffled

2011 Atomic Elysian

Atomic Elysian (2011)

Atomic has two winners in this category. The wider-waisted Elysian shined in soft snow; the narrower Seventh Heaven (see No. 10) in hard. A twin-tip with traditional camber—one of the few in the category with no rocker—the Elysian lays its whole edge on the snow, making it supremely stable at speed. Try to rein it in, though, and it will groan and drag, feeling sluggish underfoot. Nothing flashy here; just a simple, solid ski that performs. For Westerners skiing mostly off-piste, it’s a great ski. “Very solid base without feeling heavy or damp,” said Wilde. (Easterners: Look to the right. The Seventh Heaven is a better bet.)