What Type of Skier Are You?
We've been outfitting skiers at Sierra Ski Rental for more than three decades and, for us, our business is about more than just boots and boards. It's about providing you the absolute right equipment and best fit possible. Your skier type, height, weight, age, and boot size, which we ask for at checkout, are used by our expert technicians to determine the release/retention settings of your ski bindings. It is important to provide accurate information. Inaccurate information may increase your risk of injury.
Here are some details and descriptions of industry-standard skier types that will help you determine what type of skier you are and help us select and set your equipment.
Type -1: Ski VERY Cautiously (Beginner)
Prefers lower release/retention settings than Type I. This will further increase the risk of inadvertent binding release but will gain increased releasability in a fall.
Type 1: Ski Cautiously (Beginner)
Prefer slower speeds; prefer cautious skiing on smooth slopes of gentle to moderate pitch; prefer lower than average release/retention settings; prefer an increased risk of inadvertent binding release in order to gain increased releasability in a fall; entry level skiers uncertain of their classification.
Type 2: Ski Moderately (Intermediate)
Prefer a variety of speeds; prefer to ski on varied terrain; skiers not classified as either Type I or Type 3; prefer average release/retention settings appropriate for most recreational skiing.
Type 3: Ski Aggressively (Expert)
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 fain decreased risk of inadvertent binding release.
Type 3+: Ski VERY Aggressively (Expert)
Prefers very fast speeds and higher release/retention settings than a Type III. This will further decrease releasability in a fall but will gain a decreased risk of inadvertent binding release.