The Atomic Women's Millennium Ski is the top-of-the-line pow ski for the ladies. This burly board has a wide-platform 110-millimeter waist and rockered tip and tail for floatation in pow and power through crud. The classic camber underfoot gives you crazy edge grip for precision turning. The V-shaped geometry helps with turn initiation, when you enter the trees or hit the bump line. And the step-down sidewall combines durability with turning power. This ski is not for the faint of heart; but for the hardest-charging women, the super-stable and moderately stiff Millennium will never let you down.
|Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length:||17m (@169cm)|
|Binding Weight Range:||N/A|
|Model #:||AA0024450 161|
|Powder Rocker:||for freeskiers who want perfect lift in powder while still desiring stability on hard snow|
|Ski Gear Intended Use:||Side Country / Backcountry|
|Special Features:||Step Down Sidewall|
|Tip/Waist/Tail Widths:||130/110/122 (@169cm)|
|Type:||All-Mountain Wide Skis (91-110)|
|What Binding is Included?:||None|
I have skied this ski for the past two seasons almost every pow day I've had. Their wide enough to ride all the time time although sometimes on the west coast I would prefer wider, these still do the trick. That makes them a very versatile ski for different conditions and an easy choice when going on a ski trip. I have mounted the Atomic Tracker binding on them for touring and ski them in a 179 and I'm 5'2", but I like to ski a bigger ski than most my size. I also have a pair mounted with Atomic Sth2 binding and ski them on the resort as well. Love the ski and it's consistency. A bit more on the stiff side than K2's for example which I really like. I don't need nor do I want less of a ski as a women's ski and the Millennium really delivers that performance that I want and need. I feel really stable on these skis going fas and love them...hence why I've skied on them for the past two years.
I love having a "go to" ski. One that you don't really have to think about, if its snowing you know its going to be a fun ride. That is this ski. Super fun in the pow and stable in variable conditions.
I ride the 179cm with the Atomic tracker binding and have found the two to be a good combo. When I first tried this ski I was impressed with the ski's maneuverability. Larger skis can be intimidating because it is a lot of ski to get around. However, the Millennium is surprisingly easy to ski and has no problem floating in the pow. Because of the rocker I would urge buyers to go a titch longer than you usually would and maintain the standard mount to get the full use of the ski's camber.
I've got my Millenniums set up with a pair of Dynafits. I was concerned they may be too heavy to tour, but not so - they are fairly lightweight.
I went with the 169cm length, they are a bit on the short side, but it's worth it since I have to haul these babies uphill. They deliver in powder, I think it's a fun, surfy feel. I've tried them a few times on groomers and they don't disappoint, but this ski is really intended to be my dedicated touring setup.
They did manage through crud, but definitely not as damp as my Moment Bellas. (They are pounds lighter though - so I think that's a fair trade-off).
All in all this is a great one-quiver kind of tool for gals out west.
It's reliable, fun in powder and versatile.