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The Atomic Vantage was a standout at Powder Week a year ago. In its sophomore year, it remains unchanged, as well as a model for the contemporary ski. “I was hesitant to step in to a 100-millimeter-waisted ski, but I was blown away with how it made corners,” says Dave Stergar, who grew up skiing Wraith Hill in Anaconda, Montana. A wood core with a titanium sheet and a layer of carbon mesh make it quick and powerful. Its stout shovel can be a bit burdensome and chattery for non-powder skiing, but helpful for a skier looking for a do-it-all setup in a region that doesn’t get too much snow—or, like most places, gets tracked out before lunch.