What is my Skier Type?

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 II

Ski Moderately

Type III

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.