Atomic Announces 24/25 Maverick, Maven, Bent, & Backland Skis

Blister discusses the 2024-2025 Atomic Maverick, Maven, Bent, and Backland skis
photo by Cam McLeod / Atomic

Today Atomic made a big announcement about the updates they’re making to their all-mountain, freeride, and touring ski collections for the 2024-2025 season.

I was able to test some of the new skis a couple weeks ago in Utah, and BLISTER+ members can check out my initial on-snow impressions in our Flash Review of the Maverick 105 CTI and Maverick 115 CTI.

There’s a lot going on with this announcement, so we’ll break it down based on each individual ski family.

Flash Review: Our Initial On-Snow Impressions

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Flash Review: Atomic Maverick 105 CTI & Maverick 115 CTI — We spent a few days skiing some surprisingly deep snow on these two new skis from Atomic — check out our initial impressions.

2024-2025 Atomic Maverick & Maven Skis

Atomic is adding a few new models to their all-mountain 24/25 Maverick & Maven series. The Maverick skis will now span widths from 84 mm to 115 mm, while the Mavens cover 84 mm to 103 mm. The Maverick 105 CTI, Maverick 115 CTI, and Maven 103 CTI are all brand-new models; the narrower Mavericks and Mavens return constructionally unchanged.

In addition to the new shapes, the three new Maverick and Maven skis reportedly feature a new version of Atomic’s “HRZN Tech” inserts at the tips, which they’ve been using for a while to offer a beveled, convex base shape at the tips and/or tails of their skis. Here’s how Atomic describes the newest iteration of this design: “the new models feature a powerful HRZN 3D tip reinforced with wood and more surface area for better float in powder and more stable, smoother performance in variable snow conditions.”

Atomic also reportedly managed to cut CO2 equivalent emissions by 24% with the new Maverick and Maven skis, thanks to using less metal, fiberglass, and resin, as well as top sheets with more recycled material.

Here are some stated specs for the new Maverick & Maven skis:

Blister discusses the 2024-2025 Atomic Maverick, Maven, Bent, and Backland skis
2024-2025 Atomic Maven 103 CTI

2024-2025 Atomic Maven 103 CTI
Stated Dimensions: 130.5-103.5-119.5 mm (170 cm)
Stated Sidecut Radius: 17 m (170 cm)
Available Lengths: 156, 162, 170, 178 cm
Stated Tip Rocker / Camber / Tail Rocker profile (%): 20 / 65 / 15
Stated Weight per Ski: 1610 g (170 cm)

Blister discusses the 2024-2025 Atomic Maverick, Maven, Bent, and Backland skis
2024-2025 Atomic Maverick 105 CTI

2024-2025 Atomic Maverick 105 CTI
Stated Dimensions: 134.5-104.5-123.5 mm (185 cm)
Stated Sidecut Radius: 19 m (185 cm)
Available Lengths: 170, 178, 185, 191 cm
Stated Tip Rocker / Camber / Tail Rocker profile (%): 20 / 65 / 15
Stated Weight per Ski: 2050 g (185 cm)

Blister discusses the 2024-2025 Atomic Maverick, Maven, Bent, and Backland skis
2024-2025 Atomic Maverick 115 CTI

2024-2025 Atomic Maverick 115 CTI
Stated Dimensions: 141.5-115-130.5 mm (193 cm)
Stated Sidecut Radius: 19 m (193 cm)
Available Lengths: 177, 185, 193 cm
Stated Tip Rocker / Camber / Tail Rocker profile (%): 30 / 50 / 20
Stated Weight per Ski: 2150 g (193 cm)

2024-2025 Atomic Bent Skis

Chris Benchetler’s signature freestyle-oriented lineup of skis also sees some updates for 24/25. Specifically, the 24/25 Bent 100 and Bent Chetler 120 have both been tweaked. The other Bent skis get new graphics, courtesy of Chris himself, but are reportedly constructionally unchanged.

Mirroring the Mavericks and Mavens, the 24/25 Bent 100 and Bent Chetler 120 feature new HRZN 3D inserts at the tip and tail that reportedly offer increased surface area for improved flotation and maneuverability in powder.

The new Bent Chetler 120 is now made with more wood and less fiberglass, resin, and metal. Atomic says this dropped the ski’s average footprint by 13% in CO2 equivalent emissions. Otherwise, it looks pretty similar on paper (aside from a section of ash wood now under the binding area), so this update seems mostly targeted at reducing environmental impact, rather than drastically changing the performance of the Bent Chetler 120.

The new Bent 100 reportedly features 5% more rocker through the tail for increased maneuverability and playfulness, as well as Atomic’s thicker “Resist Edge,” both of which will likely bring it a bit more in line with the less directional, more playful wider Bent skis.

Here are some stated specs for the new Bent 100 and Bent Chetler 120:

Blister discusses the 2024-2025 Atomic Maverick, Maven, Bent, and Backland skis
2024-2025 Atomic Bent 100

2024-2025 Atomic Bent 100
Stated Dimensions: 128.5-100-119 mm (179 cm)
Stated Sidecut Radius: 19 m (179 cm)
Available Lengths: 158, 165, 172, 179, 186 cm
Stated Tip Rocker / Camber / Tail Rocker profile (%): 20 / 65 / 15
Stated Weight per Ski: 1700 g (179 cm)

Blister discusses the 2024-2025 Atomic Maverick, Maven, Bent, and Backland skis
2024-2025 Atomic Bent Chetler 120

2024-2025 Atomic Bent Chetler 120
Stated Dimensions: 143-120-134 mm (184 cm)
Stated Sidecut Radius: 19 m (184 cm)
Available Lengths: 176, 184, 192 cm
Stated Tip Rocker / Camber / Tail Rocker profile (%): 30 / 40 / 30
Stated Weight per Ski: 1800 g (184 cm)

2024-2025 Atomic Backland FR Skis

As you might guess by this point, we see similar changes across Atomic’s touring-oriented Backland FR skis. Mirroring the Bent Chetler 120, the new Backland FR skis reportedly use more wood and less fiberglass, resin, and metal, for a reported 26% drop in CO2 equivalent emissions, relative to the 2022 Backland 100.

The new Backland FR skis also get the new HRZN 3D tip inserts, and they’re reportedly meant to float better and weigh less than the previous Backland FR skis. The 24/25 Backland FR series includes the Backland 101 W, Backland 102, Backland 108 W, and Backland 109.

Here are some stated specs for the new Backland FR skis:

Blister discusses the 2024-2025 Atomic Maverick, Maven, Bent, and Backland skis
2024-2025 Atomic Backland 101 W

2024-2025 Atomic Backland 101 W
Stated Dimensions: 127-101-117.5 mm (164 cm)
Stated Sidecut Radius: 17 m (164 cm)
Available Lengths: 156, 164, 172 cm
Stated Tip Rocker / Camber / Tail Rocker profile (%): 20 / 65 / 15
Stated Weight per Ski: 1260 g (164 cm)

Blister discusses the 2024-2025 Atomic Maverick, Maven, Bent, and Backland skis
2024-2025 Atomic Backland 102

2024-2025 Atomic Backland 102
Stated Dimensions: 130.5-102-121 mm (179 cm)
Stated Sidecut Radius: 19 m (179 cm)
Available Lengths: 164, 172, 179, 186 cm
Stated Tip Rocker / Camber / Tail Rocker profile (%): 20 / 65 / 15
Stated Weight per Ski: 1430 g (179 cm)

Blister discusses the 2024-2025 Atomic Maverick, Maven, Bent, and Backland skis
2024-2025 Atomic Backland 108 W

2024-2025 Atomic Backland 108 W
Stated Dimensions: 132-108.5-121 mm (167 cm)
Stated Sidecut Radius: 16 m (167 cm)
Available Lengths: 158, 167, 176 cm
Stated Tip Rocker / Camber / Tail Rocker profile (%): 25 / 55 / 20
Stated Weight per Ski: 1460 g (167 cm)

Blister discusses the 2024-2025 Atomic Maverick, Maven, Bent, and Backland skis
2024-2025 Atomic Backland 109

2024-2025 Atomic Backland 109
Stated Dimensions: 135-109.5-124 mm (184 cm)
Stated Sidecut Radius: 19 m (184 cm)
Available Lengths: 176, 184, 189 cm
Stated Tip Rocker / Camber / Tail Rocker profile (%): 25 / 55 / 20
Stated Weight per Ski: 1540 g (184 cm)

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16 comments on “Atomic Announces 24/25 Maverick, Maven, Bent, & Backland Skis”

  1. You getting on the new Bent 100s? Interested to hear how it compares to the old model and how it works for directional and playful skiers at different mount points.

  2. Are the Backland FR 109 and 102 replacing the Backland 107 and 100 for the 2024/2025 lineup or just a new addition? Curious to see rocker profile pics of the 109 — the Backland 107 has very little tail rocker but it sounds like the FR 109 is a return to the older semi-twin style.

    • Replacing them. I got a morning on the Backland 109, it is definitely a more accessible ski than the Backland 107. I don’t know if I would call it a semi-twin but it is certainly less directional.

  3. Hi Dylan, could you comment on how the performance of the Backland 109 vs 107 is? Did you have a chance to ski the 102? On paper it looks like the 102 and 109 will be amazing skis addressing a few of the previous Backland limitations.

    • Sure thing — I only skied the new Backland 109. It is significantly more accessible, compliant, and forgiving than the Backland 107 it replaces. The Backland 107 was a very strong, stable, and demanding directional ski, and the new Backland 109 is notably softer, looser, and slightly less directional. Fans of the Backland 107 are probably better off now looking at options like the Faction Agent 3, but for most people, I think the new Backland 109 will be a more practical touring ski, especially if charging hard in the backcountry isn’t your main goal.

      • I got a pair of the new Backland 102 at 179cm. The overall flex is significantly stiffer compared to the Backland 107 at 182cm. The tips of the 102 are proportionally stiffer vs the 107, other than that the flex pattern feels similar. The recommended mounting point is at -8.5cm. The skis weigh 1355 g and 1381 g. Looking now forward to try them and see how they ski.

  4. Thank you, that’s very informative. In terms of variable snow performance and suspension would you say that therefore the old backland 107 would be better? Or rather then new 109 because it will allow more centered skiing stance (which often happens in bad snow conditions)?

    • If you want to charge hard in these sorts of conditions, I do think the old Backland 107 would be better. If you’re more interested in surviving and taking it easier in these conditions, the new Backland 109 should suit you better.

  5. Dylan, I currently ski both the Line Vision 108 (183) and DPS Pagoda 112 Tour (184) as my dedicated touring setups. As the Visions fall on the soft flexing, forgiving, and more centre-mounted end of the spectrum, and the Pagodas on the very stiff, not so forgiving (aside from self-guiding turns like an AI-car), and rear mounted, where would you place the new Backlands? Looking for a little more support than the Visions, but keeping the same forgiveness and ease of use.

    Thanks for taking the time.

    • Hey Kyle, I definitely need more time on the Backland 109, but the Backland 109 is definitely a bit more supportive and stable than the Vision 108 while not being very hard to ski. It should slot between the two skis you mentioned, perhaps being just a hair closer to the Vision 108.

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