Jessica Wheeler wrote a review of Elan M 777 Alpine Ski on February 6, 2007
So I bought these skis prior to a trip to Whistler which as you know is a bi-bi-biiggg mountain with some very hard terrain and often mixed conditions.
These skis definitely kicked ass. I'm (ahem) husky (240lb)-- which means I like a slightly softer ski with a little more give or I'm just not getting around that first turn on the drop in. But a soft short carved ski means a slow ski. And I always hated playing pokey at the bottom when all my fast twitch friends point and shoot.
So these skis IMHO struck a great balance between a good carve, some kick, and enough girth to keep me above the pow. I liked them because in addition to getting all that you want in a shaped ski they are are also much faster than most I've skied on -- which again is a real bonus once you come out of the chute into that huge bowl and three minutes to lift close.
Although we didn't hike much on this trip, these skis are also very light, which is always a plus for the shlep or slog.
The ski is all good. No negatives.