Back Crows Atris Birdie

Skier: Stéphanie Lamontagne

Skier Height: 5’9″

Skier Weight: 157 lbs

Ski Length: 178.3 cm

Ski Radius: 20 m

Ski Dimensions: 138-108-125

Ski Price: $839.95

I first heard of the Black Crows Atris Birdie while working at a ski shop in Québec. The ski rep made a strong case for purchasing a pair, and I ended up buying a pair right then and there. After ski racing for 12 years, I was skeptical that I would find them too soft, incapable of delivering the energy that I was used to in race ski. Let me tell you, these skis did not disappoint. The first day I tried them was the best day to test a ski—powder in the morning, spring slush at the end of the day, and some nice groomers in between. The Atris Birdie absolutely executed in all of those conditions. When riding in the trees, I found that this ski had a really nice pop in the tail making the ski forgiving and playful. On the groomers, the ski stays stable at high speed and provides you with an extremely satisfying GS turn. 

At first, I had this ski mounted with a Fristchi Vipec (touring binding). Being an all mountain charger, the ski was still light and capable for touring. Later this season, I put a Pivot 15 (alpine binding) on them and I LOVE it. I use these skis mostly in bounds at the Fernie Alpine Resort in which this combo made it my perfect daily driver. 

I would say, despite the Atris Birdie being on the pricier side, it’s worth the premium. If you want only one pair of skis that does it all, get this one with a CAST Touring system and you are all set. 

What you need to know:  This ski is for the all around big mountain skier (also available in a men’s model, the Atris) who wants a ski that gets everything done. From touring, to groomers, and especially in the powder.

Overall Rating: 9/10, solid ski, just a bit on the pricier side. 

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