Selecting your skier type is up to you. It’s your decision and nobody else can make it for you. Once you choose your skier type it’s used along with your weight, height, age and ski boot sole length to determine the release/retention settings of your ski bindings.

Please provide accurate information as inaccurate information may increase your risk of injury.

Below are some details about the 3 skier types and more description to help you select your skier type.

Type I: Ski Cautiously Type II: Ski Moderately Type III: Ski Aggressively
  • Prefer slower speeds.
  • Prefer cautious skiing on smooth slopes of gentle to moderate pitch.
  • Favor lower than average release/retention settings.
  • Prefer an increased risk of inadvertent binding release in order to gain releasability in a fall
  • Entry-level skiers uncertain of their classification.
  • Prefer a variety of speeds.
  • Prefer to ski on varied terrain.
  • Skiers not classified as either Type I or Type III.
  • Favor average release/retention settings appropriate for more recreational skiing.
  • Normally ski at 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 a decreased risk of inadvertent binding release.

Please Note: Some skiers from experience have been dissatisfied with the release/retention settings from their normal skier classification. If you have a special concern you may wish to select a lower or higher skier classification. These skiers may wish to select lower or higher skier classifications or select skier type designations that are different for twist and forward lean. Mention any dissatisfaction to your binding technician.