Selecting your skier type is your responsibility

Your skier type, height, weight, age and ski boot sole length are used by our shop technicians to determine the release/retention settings of your bindings. It is important to provide accurate information. Inaccurate information may increase your risk of injury.

Consult these descriptions to select your skier type

Type I
Ski Cautiously
Type 2
Ski Moderately
Type 3
Ski Aggressively
  • Prefer slower speeds
  • Prefer cautious skiing on smooth slopes or gentle to moderate pitch
  • Entry level skier uncertain of their classification
  • Prefer lower than average release/retention settings
  • Prefer an increased risk of inadvertent binding release in order to gain increased releasability in a fall
  • Prefer a variety of speeds
  • Prefer to ski on varied terrain
  • Skiers not classified at Type I or Type III
  • Prefer average release retention settings, appropriate for most recreational skiing
  • Prefer faster speeds
  • Prefer fast and aggressive skiing on slopes of moderate to steep pitch
  • Prefer higher than average release/retention settings
  • Prefer decreased releasability in a fall in order to gain decreased risk of inadvertent binding release

Type I: Skiers who desire lower release/retention settings that Type I and will further increase the risk of inadvertent binding release in order to gain increased releasability in a fall.
Type III+: Skiers who desire higher release/retention settings than Type III and will further decrease releasability in a fall in order to gain decreased risk of inadvertent binding release.