Scott's new Slight is aimed at an all mountain, off-piste skier looking for versatility across the mountain - anyone who knew the Mission and had the pleasure to ski on them, will understand how difficult a job it is to replicate what was fifteen years ago, a totally revolutionary ski.
The incredibly sad news that the brainchild of the Mission, Herve Maneint, was killed in a Chamonix rock fall incident whilst ski touring during April 2017, was a shock to the industry - we were lucky to have met him and skied with him and he was a true legend. Let's hope the Slight will carry his name with pride.
So far, so good. As with most skis that Scott produce, you immediately feel comfortable and stable on groomed slopes with an impressive edge hold that carves through the turn from start to finish. The easy initiation into the turn is a bonus, but it doesn't stop there - the skis take you round in a smooth arc until the end when a sting in the tail pushes you into the next one.
This makes them more suitable for advanced to expert skiers and once you get them in the powder snow, they feel similar to the Missions, if not a little more powerful. Despite that, the ease into the turn and the fact they deal with slower speeds well, means that a keen skier looking to improve all over the mountain would be able to handle the performance.
With a £500 price tag without bindings, they don't sit at the lower end of the cost spectrum, but then it's possible to pay far higher for something not as versatile and lacking in the character of the Slight - a character that can only come from the kind of heritage we have come to expect from the team at Scott.