2015 Atomic Cloud 11 ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s Frontside Category.

The new Cloud 11 sports Atomic’s ARC Technology, which uses one anchoring mounting point in the center of the ski designed for a smooth, natural flex. Bend-X technology also contributes to softening the flex under the binding. “Its number one attribute is playfulness,” says Van Riper. “It’s best for skiing soft moguls and short-radius turns.” Atomic says a lightweight construction, a 74-mm waist and a small amount of tip rocker make the ski easy to handle. Testers agreed, giving praise for the Cloud 11’s maneuverability with high scores for playfulness, though average for stability. “Not an aggressive carver but easy and nimble and great for progressing,” says Pugliese.