The Vantage 97 C W, which rolls into 2019-2020 with a slightly updated topsheet but no other changes, may be the most versatile and universally appealing ski Atomic is making this year. It is slightly more forgiving than the Ti version, featuring Carbon Tank Mesh and weight-saving ProLite construction. Our ski testers find that Atomic skis pretty much always ski well on trails, and the Vantage 97 C builds on that street cred. But the skis also retain their smooth-skiing character in off-piste situations, ranging from fluffy tree shots to crusty moguls to variable back bowls. Strong and sturdy without being overbearing, these skis fit right in East or West, fast or slow, young or old. Similar skis: K2 Mindbender 99 Ti, Salomon QST 99, Dynastar Legend X96.