Before we can make any ski binding adjustments, we need to know your Skier Type.
Use this page to decide what kind of skier you are.


Skier Type


Determining 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. This information is important.  Inaccurate information may increase your risk of injury.


Type 1 Skier

A Type 1 Skier prefers skiing cautiously and at slower speeds. This skier is most comfortable on smooth slopes of gentle to moderate pitch. As a Type 1 Skier you prefer lower than average release/retention settings so in the case of a fall your bindings are more likely to release. A Type 1 Skier is an entry-level skier uncertain about their classification.

Type 2 Skier

A Type 2 Skier prefers a variety of speeds. A Type 2 Skier will ski on varied terrains and explores different parts of the mountain. If a skier cannot decide that they are a Type 1 or a Type 3, they are a Type 2. A Type 2 Skier prefers average release/retention settings appropriate for most recreational skiing.

Type 3 Skier

A Type 3 Skier prefers faster speeds. A Type 3 Skier likes going fast and skis aggressively on slopes of moderate to steep pitch. Type 3 Skiers prefer higher than average release/retention settings. As a Type 3 Skier, they prefer decreased releasability in a fall in order to gain a decreased risk of inadvertent binding release.  This classification is not recommended for skiers who weigh 47 pounds or less.