Jim Orsiwrote a review of Atomic Kailas Telemark Ski on January 16, 2009
The 174cm Kailas is my standard all-around lightweight backcountry touring ski. I have them mounted with Dynafit bindings for a very light but capable setup. They work surprisingly well on ice and windblown hardpack, and are even fun in the bumps. If you lay them over, the edges have tremendous bite, which builds a lot of confidence on nastier snow. The shovel is rather soft and can get bounced around a bit, but they are stiff underfoot, like a typical Atomic alpine ski. (Note that the Kailas is essentially the same ski as the Snoop Daddy, minus a little metal to save weight). For really deep snow, I prefer a fatter ski underfoot, but these work great for any tour where variable conditions or less-than-epic powder are expected.