2015/2016 Elan Insomnia ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s Frontside Category and awarded it an Editors’ Choice honor.



“This ski is a shape shifter,” says Olympic freestyle skier, Jill Johnson. “It shifts gears with ease from hard pack to moguls to cut-up snow and loves to be on edge while doing it.” Elan says the Insomnia is designed for powerful turns, and indeed, testers awarded it high scores for carving. Aside from a wood core and two sheets of shaped titanium, the Insomnia has Amphibio 4D Technology. In a nutshell, the 73-mm-waisted frontside ski has a rockered outside edge and a cambered inside edge as well as a convex tip and concave tail—all designed to enhance carving. Simply put: “It’s an effortless, easy ski that’s forgiving, loves all turn shapes and is a joy to play around on,” says Balandina.