Testers gave the 95 millimeter-waisted Elysian’s high marks for versatility: “This ski easily adapts to different turn shapes and snow conditions,” Gleich said. “You could ski it in the park, moguls, groomers, light pow or sidecountry.” Rodman called it “a heavy ski that likes big turns” and Weatherbee recommended it for “strong intermediates and confident skiers.” The Elysian has Atomic’s Backbone technology, or a vertebrae-inspired layer made from carbon, which has a strong strength-to-weight ratio. Other tech details include slight tip and tail rocker, a twin tip design, Step Down Sidewalls and a full wood core.