Chamonix-based Black Crows has built a reputation here in the US for making skis that are just more fun than most others. That cred has grown in large part from the Atris, which has been a favorite among our staff since we started carrying it. The only change to the 2020 version is a new topsheet, featuring linear art inspired by ancient Egyptian design flourishes. Ski designer and pro Julien Regnier holds the Atris close to his heart, and with good reason. Though it measures 108mm underfoot, the Atris surfs powder like it is much wider and shreds groomers like it's narrower. Poppy on the takeoff and reliable on the landing, it flies like the murder of Crows from where it comes, and we love this ski for freeride-style exploration anywhere in the West. Hard chargers who prefer stiffer skis with more power may opt for the Corvus, a slightly wider big mountain option with metal. But in the field of mid-fat skis with no metal, the Atris stands out for aspiring freeride skiers and experts alike thanks to its near-perfect balance of all the traits most skiers look for in this type of ski. Similar skis: Rossignol Soul 7 HD, Salomon QST 106, Moment Wildcat 108.