It's all a bit confusing. There are countless types of female skiers. It really seems that ski manufacturers are trying to produce the right ski for each of these types. Atomic, for example, produces various different piste models for women with its Cloud series. This year, the series has been expanded to include the wider and all-mountain Cloud Q models. Not so easy to choose the right ski. To make it a little easier, we've come up with a little quiz that helps women find out which Atomic Cloud is the right one for them.
Attention: Humor! As you all know, humor likes to play with prejudices. But it is the truth that all SNOW-HOW! mens have tested all women's skis that we have in our range. So if you can't laugh about our quiz, you might be entertained by the idea of how our male ski salesmen went to the glacier with diamonds-convered Skis. Our boss even liked the pink skis more ...
1) Getting ready for your skiing trip
A) You are trying hard to repress as long as possible that you have accepted to take part in a skiing trip. Just before starting your trip, you think about simply claiming that you "forgot" the whole thing. However, you let your holiday buddies push you into the fully packed car ready for departure. (0 points)
B) For you there is nothing more important than to go on a skiing trip well prepared. So at the end of September you start thinking about whether your outfit is still up-to-date and go on extensive shopping trips to make sure that your jacket fits your skis, your skis fit your pole, your pole fits your glove, your glove fits your ski boot and your ski boot fits your helmet. (1 point)
C) The word "holiday" is quite inappropriate. Skiing is a serious sport for you, and you prepare yourself accordingly: Just after Easter you will start a challenging training program for the coming season consisting of circuit training, visualization exercises and steeplechases. You are seriously considering buying a mountain tent in order to be optimally prepared. (2 points)
2) Which is the most comfortable area for you?
A) Well, if you are completely honest: This gigantic mountain, which the other people call "beginner's hill", makes you feel a bit insecure. You're thinking to go with the small kids to the bambini Ski kindergarden. (0 point)
B) Actually you feel comfortable everywhere, but you prefer red slopes where you can pick up some speed without losing control. You like to take blue slopes for relaxing. You can also master black slopes without any problems, even though you are sometimes happy when you have reached the bottom. (1 point)
C) Depending on your interests, you'll either have to read a book or write an SMS, that you don't get bored, while you're racing down the black piste with 120 km/h. You've already mastered the Streif in Kitzbühel and the Harakiri slope in the Zillertal easily, and that was interesting for a while, but slowly you're looking for new challenges. (2 points)
3) How do you see the other skiers?
A) Either not at all, because you're so focused that your skis don't get tangled up. Or as shadows that race past you at impossible speeds of 20 km/h or more and seemingly suicidal intent. (0 point)
B) They are all nice people. Well, some of them are faster and others slower than you. You just think that some people could really dress a little bit better. (1 point)
C) You see the other slope users primarily as moving obstacles. Although you sometimes think it's very practical that the slopes are automatically equipped with human slalom poles, it's especially on bottlenecks you start to annoy yourself when you have to slow down for helplessly slipping incompetents. (2 points)
4) What do you think of women's skis?
A) You think skis are basically scary. The most important thing: A ski must keep your troubles to a minimum. If women's skis can help: perfect. (0 point)
B) You think an extra ski for ladies is a good idea. Only three conditions should be fulfilled: a) the ski should not weigh more than your handbag, b) the ski should glitter and c) a little bit pink would not be bad either. (1 point)
C) You don't understand the whole "women's ski" concept. Why should anyone have an interest in getting a butter-soft, fluttering something under their feet? (2 points)´
5) BONUS QUESTION: What is the perfect slope for you?
A) You want to be the first person at the lift in the morning, so that a freshly prepared slope awaits you at the top of the mountain where you can leave your traces. The first run of the day is simply one of your ski vacation highlights: the snow has the perfect conditions (hard & gripy) and is just waiting for you to make sharp carving turns down the slope. But when it starts to get slushy and driven out around 2 p.m. you can handle it. But it's not really fun anymore.
B) No matter what the slope conditions are, every ski day is a perfect day for you. Your motivation is skiing: You can handle all slope conditions and have the fun of your life - as long as you have the right skis under your feet!
Which one is right for you?
0-1 points: Atomic Cloud Pro!
Really: this ski is nice to you. All it wants to do is make it as easy as possible for you. It offers you easy turning, effortless skiing, controls and stability. Trust it and you may not even want to get off the slopes soon.
2-4 points: Atomic Cloud 9!
Atomic also fondly calls this ski "the little black one" in their collection. It combines timeless elegance with the right skiing characteristics for any situation: easy handling, smooth ride and maneuverability. This ski really fits every occasion!
5-6 points (answer bonus question A): Atomic Redster C11!
The ski simply does everything you want to do on the prepared slopes. In the morning, perfect carving turns on the slopes at high speeds. Check! In the afternoon also times pleasure skiing? Check! Long turns, short turns? Check!
5-6 points (answer bonus question B): Atomic Cloud Q11!
The ski provides stability and safety in almost all piste conditions thanks to its higher center width and shape. This makes the Cloud Q11 an ideal companion-, for each of your ski days.
7-8 points (answer bonus question A): Atomic Cloud C12!
These skis are on the same level as the sporty men's skis, just a bit fancier and lighter. The World Cup innovation Revoshock (which is also used in the racing models of the Redster series) ensures extreme agility in tight turns and absolute stability at high speeds. A ski actually can't get any sportier than this.
7-8 points (answer bonus question B): Atomic Cloud Q12!
With a center width of 83 mm, even deep fresh snow poses no problem at all for the Cloud Q12, but the Q12 also manages hard piste conditions. Thanks to Revoshock carbon and titanal webbing, the ski combines versatility with stability. With the Cloud Q12 under your feet, you'll turn the mountain into your adventure playground in all conditions, and you'll always be able to bring your power to the slopes, wherever you go.
To learn more about Atomic's Q concept for wider piste skis, Revoshock technology and the unisex models in the Redster line, please read on here.