Based on a freestyle ski design, the Bliss has Elan's BC Rocker—full tip rocker with slight tail rocker to help with riding switch or floating through powder. Slanted Sidewall Technology is tailored for wider skis—the Bliss is 102 mm underfoot—and designed to add both forgiveness and edge grip. "It skis like a mild-mannered Powder ski," said Sutton. Construction includes a laminated Trulite wood core and fiberglass reinforcement for torsional stiffness. "The dampness means that the ski smooths out the uneven terrain and snow," said Bremner.