2022 Atomic Bent Chetler 100 Skis

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Atomic Bent Chetler 100 Skis

Thanks to its wide range of applications, the Atomic Bent Chetler 100 has gained quite a large following over the course of the last few years. The fact that both park skiers and backcountry touring enthusiasts can look to this ski as a sufficient tool for their own skiing is a true testament to the versatility of this ski. At 100 millimeters under the boot, the Bent Chetler 100 provides plenty of versatility as an all-mountain ski. A generous amount of camber and a full sidewall construction provide enough of a backbone and power when conditions are firmer than desired while a twin rocker profile and Atomic's HRZN Tip technology provide great float and maneuverability in deep snow. The twin tip shape and snappy flex make the Bent Chetler 100 a ski of great interest to park skiers, especially those who prefer a bit of a wider platform. A lightweight wood core and a moderately wide profile make the Bent Chetler 100 a great AT option as well. Pair it with a binding like an Atomic Shift and you have a great resort setup with Alpine Touring capabilities. Depending on your desired performance form this ski, there are a number of recommended mounting points that would suit certain style of skiing better than others. A more centered mount would be beneficial for skiers looking to use this ski for more of a freestyle tool, whereas a more traditional mounting point further back from center would be more beneficial for skiers who intend use it as more of an all-mountain ski or as a powder ski. Overall, the Bent Chetler 100 is a super versatile and fun ski that a lot of different skiers would enjoy.


  • Sidecut: 129.5/100/120 at 180 cm length
  • Turn Radius: 19.5 m at 180 cm length
  • Powder Rocker
  • HRZN Tech Tips and Tails
  • Full Sidewall
  • Light Woodcore
  • Directional Shape
  • Structured Topsheet
  • Ability Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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Hey there,
I'm thinking about picking up a pair of BC 100s and I'm stuck trying to decide on a size. I currently ski on some 2019 Rossi Sky 7's in 172. I'm 5'9" 145 lbs and consider myself bordering on an advanced skier (kinda hard on myself but a very strong intermediate at least). I ski on the west coast and enjoy tree skiing, hitting side-hits, and trying to find pow stashes. Would the 180s be too big? I feel like with the tip and tail rocker the 172s might feel a bit short.

Thanks so much!
Question by: Brock on Jan 9, 2022, 9:01 PM
Hi Brock,

You are correct in your assumption on the 172s. Too short for you considering the skis rocker profile. I am also 5'9 and 160 and ski the 180 cm length for the Bent Chetler 100.

have funb!

Answer by: Dave Hatoff on Jan 10, 2022, 1:19 PM
How do these compare to the Nordica Soul Rider 97? I'm looking for an all mountain do-it-all ski - intermediate rider. I primarily ski West Coast.
Question by: Joe on Dec 6, 2021, 4:18 AM
Hi Joe,

The main difference is waist width- Bent Chetler at 100mm underfoot, and the Should Rider is at 97. Construction is fairly similar in both with wood and carbon. Both skis are excellent all-mountain, very versatile one-ski quivers. The other main difference is rocker profile, the Bent Chetler has more tip and tail rocker, which gives it better soft snow and powder performance as well as overall float with its wider dimensions. Because you ski primarily on the West Coast, we would lean towards the Bent Chetler. This ski can simply d it all- Groomers, bumps, trees, crud, powder, steeps, etc. It has no weakness. On the contrary, it you were on the East Coast , were hard snow is the premium most days, we would steer you towards the Soul Rider.

Hope this helps and think snow!

Answer by: Dave Hatoff on Dec 6, 2021, 8:32 AM
I'm 6'2" 194lbs.

I'm an intermediate+ skier. Should I go with a 180 or 188?
Question by: Matt on Dec 26, 2021, 9:02 PM
Hi Matt,

At your height and weight, the 188 would be ideal! 180-cm would be too short.

Happy holidays!


Answer by: Mike Aidala on Dec 27, 2021, 10:44 AM
I'm looking at the BC 100 and trying to determine length. I am 5'10", 175 pounds. I am a high intermediate or low-advanced skier, but I will stay away from moguls and the park. I will not be going super fast, but want the option to do so now and then. Much of my time will be spent with kids and family that are beginner-low intermediate level, but they will all progress, so I will be skiing slower. I will mostly ski at Big Bear in CA along with some trips to Mammoth, CO, and UT. I plan on spending about 80% of my time on groomers and about 20% in back bowls in Mammoth, CO, and UT, and 100% of time on groomers in Big Bear. I'm a little worried about going up to a 180. Also, I have never been on a ski this wide, with most of my time around an 85 mm waist in the past. Is this too wide of a ski for my conditions? Thanks in advance! I really enjoy all the reviews and videos!
Question by: Garnar on Jan 31, 2022, 2:48 PM
HI Garnar!
I think you'll love the 100 in the 172. I agree, it's not necessary to go longer, and that'll be about as wide as you need, but they still carve pretty well and have good energy built in. It's about as fun a ski as you're going to get. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Jan 31, 2022, 4:20 PM
Hey there! I’m an intermediate skier that traditionally only skis about three days a year because I’m an expert level snowboarder. I’m looking to pick up a pair of skis so I can get in a bit more variety and more days on two planks next season. I’m looking at the BC 100 and M-Free 99. Which of these do you think would be a better ski to progress on without ever holding me back and what size? 5’9, 165 lbs, about 75 lift served days at Crested Butte each year. Backcountry days will all be on my splitboard.
Question by: Kody on Apr 4, 2022, 7:10 PM
Hi Kody!
I think if you are looking to progress your skiing then the Bent 100's will be the way to go. They are lightweight but perform well on all surfaces. This is an especially great ski in woods and bumps and at 100 underfoot you get plenty of float. If you were looking to do a little bit of everything the Bent 100's will serve you well.
Answer by: Chris McClelland on Apr 7, 2022, 3:07 PM
This is my first time buying skis after a very long time. I have to ask, which length of skis would work better considering I am 178cm / 5'8", intermediate skier, I'd like to get into powder skiing (I'm a beginner at that) but also i enjoy my quick turn fast skiing. Could you please help me learn and decide?
Question by: Igor on Jan 24, 2022, 11:38 AM
HI Igor!
For that ski and your ability, I'd look to the 172. It's surfy, fun, and playful! Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Jan 24, 2022, 4:41 PM
i'm 5.7 and 125 pounds is the 164 too short?
Question by: colby obrien on Mar 11, 2022, 7:17 PM
HI Colby!
I don't think so! The only reason to go with the 172 is if you know you prefer longer skis. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 15, 2022, 8:43 AM
I'm 5' 10", 170lbs and my main questions are length and binding weight. I'm torn between the 180 and 172.

I have 186 Blizzard Bonafide 98's that I love charging in, but they are so stiff and I'm looking for something much easier to turn and spin in.

I'm looking for a playful, soft, ski that I could get away with using on powder days. These seem to fit that criteria. I was going to put some Look Pivot 15's on Bent Chetler 100s. Does the metal in the 15s make them more durable than the Pivot 14s?

Does this combo (BC 100 with Pivot 15) seem like a good decision for what I'm looking for?

Question by: BW on Mar 1, 2022, 12:23 PM
I'd go 180 and Pivot 15. The single piece toe does make a difference. I have never had durability issues with any Pivots, all-metal or not. The 172 in such a maneuverable ski may feel too small. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 1, 2022, 3:17 PM
Hi there!

I’m an intermediate to advanced skier and I’m looking for a playful and versatile all-mountain ski as my one ski quiver. I would say I spend 70% on-piste and 30% off-piste. I like carving but also to just play around all over the resort. I am 172 cm and 71 kg. I am wondering if I should get the Bent Chetler 100 in 164 cm or 172 cm?
Another ski which I think might be interesting is the Faction Prodigy 2.0 (same question with the length here as well).
Super happy for any advice regarding length and whether to go with the BC 100 or the Prodigy 2.0

Question by: Andi on Feb 16, 2022, 7:15 AM
HI Andi!
It sounds like you're looking for the BC 100. Prodigy is a bit more freestyle-oriented while the BC has more freeride tones. For sizing, I'd go 164. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 18, 2022, 8:06 AM
Hi there SE Team,

I am looking for some advice on new skies. I learned to ski (and still ride) on the Line Masterminds that at 167cm in length and 85 underfoot so its time for an upgrade. I'm looking at purchasing the '23 Bent 100. I'm an Intermediate skier that is 183cm & 190lbs. I ski in Western Canada where we do get a lot of soft snow but I am an all mountain skier that likes to have fun while skiing whatever the conditions. Depending on the day I ski 50/50 for groomers and through trees but it does vary one or the other side heavily depending on snow conditions. There are plenty times where I do hit some jumps and rails in the park or go down runs with lots of bumps and moguls or even tightly made bumpy paths through the trees. I do like playing around while skiing trying different ground tricks like butters and such too and there are times where we get days of knee deep powder. I was looking at the Bent 100 in 180cm length. I like to have lots of maneuverability for those tight places with quick sweeping turns but enough ski to go fast down a groomed run when I want to or just have a nice relaxing day just riding groomers at a casual pace. Do you think the 100 underfoot in 180 is to much ski for what I want to do with it or should I be looking elsewhere such as at the 90 in the 175 or the bigger 184? Really stuck between deciding what ski to go with and at what length would be best for me since I'm used to smaller skies. To many good options Atomic is putting out!
Question by: Nolan on Mar 3, 2022, 1:21 PM
HI Nolan!
I'd go with the 100 in the 180 for sure. If you like trees and softer snow, I think the 100 offers more versatility and fun. You have the size to handle the longer ski and I think you'll appreciate the width and float. The 90 is quick and agile for sure, but I think the 100 is a better choice for what you're skiing. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 3, 2022, 4:28 PM
So I’m not sure whether to go for the 180 or the 172. I’m 5’9 and around 140. I’m am probably an advanced intermediate. The only worry I have is that I ski in the mid west so not that much snow, so would 100 be too wide?
Question by: Matthew krummen on Mar 4, 2022, 10:09 AM
Hi Matthew!
I'd go 172, and I don't think the 100 is too wide. You could also check out the 2023 Bent 90 in a 175, that might be a good option?
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 4, 2022, 11:44 AM
Hi there, I really want a pair of the BC 100, but I am stuck between the 180 and 188s. I've been skiing for probably 25 years and consider myself advanced. I am 6' 0" ~195 lbs. Used to be a big park skiier, but now looking for more of an all mountain ski. Love to ski fast and ski backwards. What would you recommend? Thank you!

Question by: Evan on Mar 5, 2022, 1:43 PM
HI Evan!
I'd go 188. It's a pretty light, fun, and maneuverable ski so I think it's okay to go a little longer, especially if you're on the advanced side of the spectrum. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 7, 2022, 9:12 AM
Hello, sizing question for the experts-180 vs188? 6’ 200lbs. Not the best skier but not the worst either. Like to charge pretty hard, at least before lunch! Will be my “powder” ski here in New England and hopefully easier on these older knees. So powder, trees, and some groomed runs with my kids, which length do you recommend? Thanks for all the reviews-if you ever have a job opening, let me be the first to know!!
Question by: Scott Woodcock on Mar 11, 2022, 5:55 AM
Hi Scott!
I'd go 180. I'm 6/2 225 and I have skied and enjoyed the 180, although have the 188 for myself. I think a bit shorter and a bit lighter, you will like the quickness and maneuverability of the 180. As far as employment is concerned, we're always looking for seasonal help, but in the meantime if you want to write product reviews if applicable, we'd appreciate that!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 11, 2022, 10:25 AM
Hey I Currently ski a Enforcer 104 free and I love it. I'm looking to upgrade and as much as I love the Enforcer I've been following this ski and the shape for a few years. I find myself ripping groomers and in the trees. I like a very playful ski style hitting side/ natural features and not at all in the park. I ski mostly East where I live with 1-2 trips out west (not exactly often enough to warrant a wider ski). My concern is I may loose the carving and speed stability I find in my enforcers. Any feedback you can provide? Thank you keep up the great work!
Question by: Josh on Mar 12, 2022, 3:34 PM
HI Josh!
Your concerns should be treated as real and fair. You will lose carving power and stability at speed. I love the BC 100, but mainly in the trees, powder, and at lower speeds. I've actually been skiing the Nordica Unleashed 98 lately and find that to be a very nice mix of the Enforcer 104 and the BC 100--you should check that out for sure, we'll have a full review of that ski later this week or early next. Enforcer Unlimited 104 should also be worth a look, as I find that to be more stable than my BC 100 while keeping the shape and profile that you like about your 104's. Rossignol Blackops/Holyshred 98, Black Crows Camox, and Liberty Origin 101, and Salomon QST 98 can also be on that list. Have fun, you're in a great zone!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 15, 2022, 8:21 AM
Hi, I'm an older expert skier with a racing background and have SL (165 cm) and GS (180 cm) race skis. I'm 5'9" and 140 lbs. I use the Bent Chetler 120, with a length of 176 cm, in powder (great ski!). I'm looking for an all mountain ski and I'm focussing on the Bent Chetler 100 and I would like some recommendation regarding length: 172 cm or 180 cm?
Question by: Sean Russell on Apr 8, 2022, 10:42 PM
Hi Sean!
With how much rocker the 100's have the 180 is going to be the better length for you. the 172 would probably feel short especially since you're a more advanced skier.

Have fun out there!

Answer by: Chris McClelland on Apr 12, 2022, 10:20 AM
Trying to decide on the atomic bent Chentler100 ,180 Nordica unlimited 104,180 I am male 5’ 9” 160 pounds expert skier Will be using it 70% resort 30% back country with shift bindings. Ski the entire mountain in all conditions. Currently ski Nordica enforcer 100 for resort and atomic Backland 100 for back country, want something more playful for both.
Question by: Barney Griffith on May 12, 2022, 2:53 AM
Hi Barney!

I think I'm leaning more towards the 104 free here over the Bent 100. The Bent is lighter and excels at short poppy turns and generally anything off-piste. The lightweight build also makes these an excellent candidate for shift bindings which a lot of people opt for with this ski. They are a little jittery at high speeds and in a carve but that's not necessarily the application these skis were designed for. On the other hand the Enforcer 104 is a heavy duty freeride ski with two metal laminates locking everything in. As a result you a high performing ski in basically all conditions, notably on groomers. however, the heavy weight makes them not very ideal for ski touring, it would be quite the workout, but it's not like it hasn't been done before. I think if you have the Backland already the 104 free makes more sense. It's a much better resort ski and is still plenty playful.

Have fun!
Answer by: Chris McClelland (Admin) on May 16, 2022, 3:14 PM
Hi - looking at the BC 100 in 164cm vs. the Volkl Blaze 94W in 165cm for my 24-y/o daughter who is 5'-9" and 130-135 lbs. West coast resort skiing - mostly at Palisades. She is a strong intermediate, early advanced skier who is athletic and has decent technical skills. She likes to have fun (jumps and jibs) and explore the mountain but also likes to carve fast on the groomers. Moguls are definitely her weak spot. I have been looking for a ski that is light, nimble and easy to turn for her when things get tight. Thoughts on the BC 100 vs the Blaze 94? Or maybe something else we should be considering? Thanks.
Question by: Michael on May 30, 2022, 11:16 PM
Hi Michael!

Both are easy turners and very playful so it's a tough choice. The Bent 100's have more rocker in the tail so those are going to have a more freeride feel to them. Things like skiing and landing switch will also be easier on the Bent 100. The Blaze on the other hand is a smooth and easy turning ski with a forgiving flex pattern. They don't have that same poppy freeride feel as the Bents, but they are extremely consistent and a lot of fun to take through moguls and trees. I think the Bent 100 would be the better choice however with how playful it is. Hope this helps!

Answer by: Chris McClelland (Admin) on Jun 7, 2022, 3:41 PM
I am wondering - for my husband who is a light 6'1" man (165 lb) - should he go with the 172 cm or 180 cm option? Advanced - Expert skiing, lots of moguls, mostly skiing in US Rockies...He demo'd the 172 length and liked the playfulness for moguls. Just want to be sure that length will be stable enough on other terrain/hard pack days? Thanks so much for your thoughts!
Question by: Taylor on Jun 26, 2022, 1:36 PM
Hi Taylor!

I would recommend going with the longer 180 for maximum performance across the whole mountain. The 172 would be a great if this was a dedicated woods and mogul ski but, for doing it all having a little more ski upfront will help in the stability department on those icy hardpack days. These skis will have a top speed since they don't have any metal laminates, but for everyday use and just having fun its hard to beat what the Bent 100's offer.

Answer by: Chris McClelland (Admin) on Jul 12, 2022, 11:08 AM
Another sizing question, sorry.
6’1 170lbs getting back into skiing after a very long break, over 20 years, so rusty intermediate. Looking for the magical one ski quiver, will be skiing west coast.
180 0r 188 ????????
Also is there any change between 2022 & 2023 apart from graphic?
Question by: Matt on Jun 27, 2022, 12:07 AM
Hi Matt!
No structural differences for 2023. I'd look to the 180 if you're just getting back into it. Very fun skis in anything soft!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert (Admin) on Jul 12, 2022, 2:09 PM
36 years old, 6’1, 210 #s
Skied from age 3-19 been snowboarding the last 17 years

Looking to jump back into skiing, I was an upper intermediate skier when I made the switch

Enjoy trees and looking for untouched snow where I usually take my time and enjoy my surroundings, not a speed demon off piste. when I am on piste not much carving just trying to get to the lift as quick as possible to get back in trees

Looking at the bent 100s, maverick 100 ti, enforcer 104 unlimited

Any ski you would recommend over the other or a ski that I’m Not mentioning?
Question by: Gentry Mangun on Feb 18, 2022, 1:47 AM
HI Gentry!
The Bent 100 is one of the best tree skis I've been on. It's great on the trail--not like Maverick, but fun nonetheless, especially if you're not going too fast or demanding too much. 104 Unlimited is great, but maybe a bit wide for what you're looking for? I'd go with the 180 in the BC 100.
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 21, 2022, 10:24 AM

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