When it comes to ski equipment, few brands command as much respect as Atomic. Known for their innovative technology and high-performance designs across all categories, from downhill and backcountry skis to ski poles and protective gear, Atomic sets the standard for quality in skiing.


That unmatched reputation for excellence warrants investing in premium Atomic gear, and in doing so, you’re paying for equipment engineered to stand the test of time - not just through one winter season but for many years on the slopes to come.


This guide will provide an overview of Atomic’s extensive product range so you can discover why their skis and ski accessories deliver such exceptional value over the long run. We’ll also offer tips on getting outfitted head-to-toe for maximum performance, comfort and safety.


Downhill Skis to Charge Any Mountain


When bombing down black diamonds or navigating mogul fields at speed, having a pair of Atomic downhill skis underfoot inspires confidence. Their innovative designs provide unmatched stability, precision and power to charge through crud or float over powder.


For hardcore big mountain skiers, the Atomic Backland FR series offers the ultimate in freeride performance. Featuring a full rocker profile to plane over soft snow and Variable Sidecut Radius technology for easy turn initiation, these wider and more directional big mountain skis deliver incredible float and manoeuvrability through deep snow or variable conditions.


Atomic’s Vantage series caters to all-mountain and freestyle skiers with designs focused on versatility across groomed runs and everything off-piste. Using a combination of rocker, camber and reverse camber profiles, these lightweight downhill skis deliver grip, pop and stability as needed from edge to edge. Models in wider waists float better in powder while narrower options carve up harder pack with race-inspired precision.


Piste specialists will appreciate Atomic’s high-speed Redster series. Built with World Cup pedigree, the streamlined construction and Full Doubledeck 3D design provide race-ready power and accuracy on demand. When charging gates requires lightning-quick acceleration and snap-of-the-ankle agility, Redster skis dominate the course.


Meanwhile the Hawx Prime series balances big mountain performance with resort accessibility. Combining floating rockered tips and solid camber underfoot, these mixed-condition skis stay stable at speed while retaining playfulness for navigating off-trail. Versatile 50/50 Twin Dimensions make them easy to steer anywhere on the hill.


No matter your downhill style, Atomic engineers an advanced ski to match using innovative materials like Carbon Tank Mesh for lightweight responsiveness and HRZN Tech tip technology for unrivalled edge grip and stability even at high speeds. Investing in the right Atomic downhill skis provides pushing-the-limits performance you’ll feel from first chair to last call.


Backcountry Skis Equipped for Adventure


Beyond the ropes, Atomic has long pushed the boundaries of backcountry ski innovation as well. Their award-winning lineup of powder skis is perfectly equipped to tackle everything from low-angle meadow skipping to steep alpine lines using the latest engineering for floatation, versatility and all-terrain control.


The flagship Atomic Backland UL series represents the pinnacle of big mountain ski touring performance. Atomic builds these ultra-light backcountry skis with a Carbon Tank Mesh core wall for featherweight agility, while the HRZN Tech tip improves poor-snow performance even in the most challenging variable conditions. Available in 95 and 115mm widths, the Backland Float and Blast models place floatation or aggression respectively at the fore.


For backcountry skiers who prefer more of a quiver-of-one ski good for daily touring and side-country adventures alike, the Atomic Backland 107 lives up to its billing as the ultimate one-ski solution. With ample width for float in soft snow yet stiff enough underfoot for hardpack grip, its balanced rocker profile makes the 107 a confidence-inspiring daily driver.


All-mountain orienteers exploring off-map terrain will appreciate Atomic’s Backland 95 and Backland 95 Pro for their solid all-around versatility and Carbon Tank Mesh responsiveness. Meanwhile the Backland 85 makes an ideal ski mountaineering option thanks to its lightweight and compact size, making technical ascents less tedious.


Regardless of plans to stick to mellow meadows or seek adrenaline in avalanche terrain, Atomic engineers advanced backcountry skis specifically around capability and control for going beyond in-bounds.


Bindings, Boots + More for Peak Performance


Of course a great ski means little without proper bindings and boots for power transfer. Here again Atomic delivers solutions specialised for either resort or backcountry skiing goals.


The Atomic Warden series represents premium inbounds performance perfect for aggressive all-mountain and freeride skiers. Utilising the successful Walk-to-Ride tech pioneered by Atomic, Wardens deliver superior knee and toe elasticity for confident control across variable terrain along with easy step-in convenience hiking to the next lift line. Men's and women's specific designs ensure ideal energy transmission and progressive flex.


Venturing into the backcountry requires touring bindings built for climbing efficiency as well as downhill control. Atomic's Backland series bindings lead in innovative uphill ergonomics along with the reliable switch from hike to ski performance. The touring toes remain permanently fastened to the boots while providing lateral and vertical elasticity for stride ergonomics and natural flex. The simple flip of a lever engages the full alpine heal and toe locks for secure downhill mode.


Simple step-in convenience comes standard across Atomic's Warden and Backland bindings. Once clicked in, the Elastic Interface Design grants flexibility and feel underfoot for fluid turns and dynamic energy, while Automatic Wings provide additional elasticity and release safety. Durable construction withstands heavy use season after season.


Of course rock solid power transmission requires proper boots as well matched to downhill or touring styles. The Hawx Prime and Hawx Ultra cross over from resort to backcountry-ready performance, featuring a progressive flex spine and memory fit shells for customisable comfort and response. The 50/50 setup splits the flex between cuff and shell for fluid steering and stability at speed.


Specialised for backcountry touring, the Atomic Backland series boots balance rugged uphill performance with downhill precision through separate shell and cuff constructions. The Carbon Backbone design ensures efficient power transfer and progressive flex ideal for linking turns, while a Thermo-optimised liner and 3D Platinum Fit improve heating efficiency by 20% for superior warmth and comfort while skinning all day. Select ultralight models utilise Grilamid plastic for feathery feel during long approaches.


No matter the mission, outfitting skis and boots for intended terrain takes performance and enjoyment to new heights. Consult Atomic’s specialty boot finder to discover the right model based on individual fit, style and skiing ambitions.


Accessories + Safety Gear for the Whole Family


Of course skis and bindings don’t make a full setup alone. Atomic designs a full suite of accessories including ski brakes, bags, poles and protective gear tailored for alpine action. Outfitting the entire family for a unified Atomic experience helps take everyone’s ski days to the next level through shared quality and endurance.


Ski bags and packs represent vital protective investments for gear longevity. Utilising waterproof fabrics, sealed seams and oversized openings, Atomic roller bags, duffels and packs safely tote skis and poles to the hill while eliminating wetness. Padded, rip-stop interiors prevent scratches and damage in transit for seasons of continuous use.


From groomed corduroy to sidecountry powder fields, Atomic’s adjustable and fixed-length ski poles deliver steady balance and push no matter the snow conditions. Ergonomic handles reduce arm strain even swinging pole plants for hours at a time. Meanwhile interchangeable powder baskets adapt flotation and stability where needed. Atomic's quick-adjust Flip Pole technology allows length changes of up to 240mm in seconds for skiing convenience.


Safety counts more than anything when playing on snowcapped peaks. Atomic ski helmets and goggles provide reliable cranial and ocular protection from accidents and elements alike. Multi-impact ABS shells cushion against crashes while integrated venting prevents fogging so vision stays clear lap after lap. Mirrored and photochromic lens technologies adapt visibility for bright or flat light scenarios. For families, kids-specific sizing and patterns keep little ones visible and excited to suit up.


With designs spanning junior sizes to pro measurements, outfitting everyone collectively in matching Atomic gear makes heading to the slopes together even more monumental. Kids feel like official skiers alongside mom and dad while building skills on equipment they’ll grow into. Such shared experiences on the hill turn passions for the sport into lifelong traditions.


Finding the Right Skis – Men’s, Women's and Juniors


With such an extensive assortment spanning downhill, backcountry and junior collections, deciding on the right Atomic skis depends greatly on individual ability level, intended use and terrain. Several smart tips help dial in the perfect pair.


Categorising skis by waist width indicates snow performance – wider floats better in soft snow while narrower carves harder surfaces. All-mountain widths span 90-105mm for solid versatility. Big mountain widths go 105mm and up for deep float while on-piste carvers slim down below 90mm.


Skill levels also help determine ideal designs. Beginner and intermediate skiers benefit most from forgiving flex and reassuring stability at slower speeds, while expert and advanced ability calls for responsiveness and dynamic precision driving hard downhill. Matching ski purpose to honest skill prevents buying too much ski.


Men’s skis focus on power and stability for generally heavier builds and aggressive skiing styles. Women's models cater to lighter weights and different centre of mass with more easy-turning flex and manoeuvrability. Unisex junior skis are softer still for building fundamental technique.


When fitted by height, age and ability instead of generic gender, skis perform best. Consult Snow and Rock’s online fit guide for detailed measurements and flex ratings per model that takes guesswork out of perfect pairings.


Why Invest in Atomic for the Long Run


For over 60 years Atomic has engineered award-winning skis and snowsports equipment to ever higher standards, continuously innovating new materials and technology along the way. Such enduring quality and performance does come at a cost. But proven longevity also makes that premium worthwhile.


Unlike bargain or merely adequate skis lasting maybe a season or two, Atomic designs stand out through repetitive abuse over multiple years. Their signature Titanium Power Woodcore with Titanal Frame lasts six times longer than average while retaining lively energy. HM Carbon Tank Mesh improves stability and rebound over the long haul. ARC radius sidecut maintains crisp carving and edge grip after years of hardpack wear.


Atomic’s proprietary Memory Fit heat moulding also custom tunes boots around individual feet for personalised comfort and response day in, day out. Extendable Walk Mode tech keeps touring bindings hiking smoothly summer after summer. Durable fabrics resist wearing down prematurely from regular use. Such integrity makes investing extra in Atomic gear worthwhile.


Less time replacing worn out skis also proves more economical than continually upgrading discounted equipment that doesn’t endure. Going Atomic means going longer on fewer pairs better built, a value that pays off over decades riding the slopes.


When only the best for charging hard or venturing deep will do, Atomic delivers obsessive innovation and functional technology in every ski and snowsports category. As a brand devoted exclusively to mountain sports equipment, they engineer unrivalled quality specifically for dominating terrain and conditions. That specialisation shows across their entire catalogue.


While premium quality reflects Atomic’s commitment to high-performance craftsmanship, Snow + Rock offers custom tuning and repair services to keep your gear ripping more seasons to come. Find your local store for seasonal maintenance essentials like waxing, edge sharpening and baseline tuning that renews equipment to factory freshness year after year.


With Atomic you buy once and buy right – an investment in passionate performance that pays dividends of powder days for years ahead. From skis and bindings to boots and helmets, Atomic stocks complete quivers of the most advanced snowsports gear money can buy, engineered by obsessive skiers exclusively for the way downhill diehards ride. Go confidently into any terrain and weather with Atomic outfitting you for the long run.

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