Atomic Launches Shift2 – The Ultimate Freeride Touring Binding

January 29, 2024

Robust precision meets maximum durability.

/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – The ultimate freeride touring binding, next-generation Shift2 integrates valuable athlete feedback to deliver greater stiffness, more power, improved shock resistance and better durability. Meticulously engineered for exploring far beyond the boundary and descending big terrain with inspiring confidence, the robust versatility of Shift2 craves a whole new level of self-accessed freeride skiing.

A new aluminum reinforced Micro AFD provides an exact fit and greater lateral stiffness for increased precision and power transfer and the hybrid ski/walk function combines the best of both worlds: pin binding mobility for the way up, alpine stability for the way down. Updated, oversized wings and toe lever delivers greater reinforcement for improved shock resistance, durability and reliability.

SHIFT² 13 MN – $850

Integrating design feedback from our athletes, the upgraded Atomic Shift² 13 MN brings a whole new level of durability, power and versatility to freeride touring. A new Micro AFD allows for a more precise fit with the boot interface and the aluminum Power Block reinforces the connection for more lateral stiffness and improved power transfer. Oversized toe wings increase shock resistance, and a larger toe lever adds stability and durability.

A redesigned brake lever provides more reliable locking function and eliminates unintentional release while the updated climbing aid adds 4mm of lift. Multi Norm Certified, the binding fits every normed boot on the market. Built for touring to isolated powder fields and freeriding the most adventurous slopes, it’s the versatility and no-fuss functionality of the new Atomic Shift² 13 MN that delivers the perfect balance of full touring capabilities with robust downhill performance.

SHIFT² 10 MN – $800

The ultimate freeride touring binding, the new Atomic Shift² 10 MN blends powerful downhill performance with a hybrid ski/walk function to access the best of both worlds: pin binding mobility on the way up and alpine stability for the down. A new Micro AFD features a Power Block aluminum insert that integrally supports the AFD while allowing micrometric adjustment for an extremely precise fit with the boot interface.

Tested extensively by the Atomic freeride team, the updated binding offers 30% more lateral stiffness for greater power transfer and better overall durability. Larger toe wings deliver improved shock resistance, and a massive toe lever adds stability and durability. A sturdier brake lever improves the locking mechanism to avoid unintentional release, and a redesigned climbing aid is optimized to add 4mm of lift to each step. Multi Norm Certified, the Atomic Shift² 10 MN fits every normed boot on the market.


Headquartered in Altenmarkt, Austria, Atomic is the largest ski manufacturer in the world. In the heart of the Alps, the company has been developing and producing technologies for alpine, racing, ski touring, and cross-country skiing for more than 60 years. ATOMIC Austria GmbH is part of the Amer Group and employs around 750 people. As a market leader in quality and technological innovation, the company sells its products worldwide in 49 countries. With its passion for skiing, the brand aims to create a better experience for skiers of all skill levels. For more information visit ATOMIC.COM