2024 Atomic Maven 86 C Video Review

Tech Details

Atomic Maven 86 C
All Mountain (Women’s)
Length Tested: 169
Lengths: 147, 153, 161, 169
Dimensions: 121.5/87/105 @ 161
Radius: 15.5m @ 161
MSRP: $699.99
More Info: atomic.com

Test Notes

The Atomic Maven 86 C didn’t catch me by surprise, as just like the Atomic brand, it was steadfast, reliable and delivered a quality feeling on snow. It thrived on fast groomers and linking stable turns, confidently explored off-piste terrain, and lived for spring corn snow. Whether you’re feeling the corduroy or venturing off-trail, what you won’t feel on the Maven is a rough ride. Its carbon construction absorbed most, if not all, that I threw at it, and its lengthy effective edge provided the right amount of stability to carry me through my most committed turns. Beginner to intermediate skiers will love this ski’s balance of confidence and exploration when starting to venture outside of their comfort zone, at which point they’ll see what the Maven, and skiing as a whole, has to offer. —Kate Verhagen

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  • Nimble and forgiving.
  • Easy to ski, with smooth turn initiation.
  • Reliable and steadfast, with no surprises.


  • Not ideal for steep, technical terrain.
  • Was a bit narrow for deeper powder.

What type of terrain is the Atomic Maven 86 C best suited for?

Groomers, soft bumps and mellow glades.

What type of snow conditions is the Atomic Maven 86 C best suited for?

Hard pack, soft chop and boot-high powder.

What type of skier is the Atomic Maven 86 C best suited for?

Anyone from a confident beginner to a strong intermediate skier.

Kate Verhagen

Age: 33
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 157 lbs
Occupation: Geologist
Years Skiing: 32
Preferred Ski Length: 180cm
Preferred Ski Width: 105mm+ Underfoot
Preferred Terrain: Well-Spaced Trees
Preferred Conditions: Powder

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This review was independently done and the views are that of the author.

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