Pros: Playful and fun in most conditions
Cons: Not an ideal groomer ski
Product: Atomic Elysian
Length Tested: 168
Turn Radius: 18M
Camber :Traditional, Early Rise Tip
Environment & Conditions:
Location of Test: WinterPark
Number of Runs: 2
Demo or Own: Demo
While demo’ing skis in this width category I’d completely forgotten about Atomic, until Jim reminded me. I won’t make that mistake again. Atomic has outdone them selves with The Elysian, which means with bliss or delight. They got that description right!
With its adaptive rocker, this ski made it easy to initiate turns on the groomers, and get up on the moguls. At 95mm under foot, it wasn’t the ideal groomer ski but it didn’t make you wish you weren’t on groomers either, all the while giving the vote of confidence to plow through crud and play in the light powder.
Conclusion: If you’re a light weight woman who wants to take on vacation and only carry one pair of skis, this may be the ski for you.
Height/Weight: 5'6" 135 lbs
Average days on snow: 50+
Years Skiing: 15-30
Current Quiver: Kastle LX82, Blizzard Black Pearl, DPS Yvette Pure
Home Area: Northstar, Squaw
Preferred Terrain: Varied terrain, Off-piste, Trees
Aggressiveness: The moderate side of aggressive, looking for an extra dose of RAWR!