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Welcome to the most complete selection of tech bindings in the world! Modern ski touring bindings are designed to be light and allow a more natural walking stride, saving energy for the down. From maximally efficient race bindings to fully featured resort crossover models and various hybrids between the two, we have you covered.

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With the launch of the Rotation 7, many lighter skiers were delighted to finally have a binding that provided reliable release at lower settings. Now, taking it a step further, Dynafit has built upon the reliable platform of the Rotation 7 to come up with the ST Rotation Lite 7. By utilizing an aluminum toe piece instead of one made from steel, Dynafit was able to shave off a littl..
$499.95
Finally, a decent touring binding for juniors and lighter adults! While many binding manufacturers brag about their bindings going up to 18, Dynafit can brag about this one going down to 2.5 on the release scale. This is novel for tech-bindings, and the ST Rotation 7 opens up the lightweight touring world to juniors while also servicing young adults, small women, and even men with ..
$499.95 $449.95
The ATK Crest 10 reminds us of that saying, “you can’t have your cake and eat it too.” Except, with these bindings, you actually can…metaphorically, anyways (don’t eat your bindings). They prove that you can have all the features AND go lightweight too. The Crest 10’s paltry weight and three walk modes won’t inhibit you on the up, no matter the size of the ascent. Meanwhile, ski br..
$529.95
Small and light skiers know it can be hard to find a touring binding that meets all your needs without infringing on your safety. A lightweight, full featured binding with low release settings can be a rare gem, but thankfully ATK has excavated the gleaming sapphire that is the Crest 8 from the mines of touring technology. The fully adjustable lateral and vertical release values ca..
$529.95
Dynafit has taken a classic 90's expression and slapped it onto the Radical ST binding to let you know how amazing it truly is. Note that Radical should be capitalized, which is pretty much an invite for you to get Rad, something you can very much do with this stout yet lower weight binding. A flick of the wrist (or pole) has you changing riser heights on the fly for those steep sk..
$449.95
The Raider 10 is ATKs acclaimed Raider 12 but better targetted towards average-and-lighter weight skiers. That means you'll have one of the lightest fully-featured bindings on the market so you can make multi-lap outings common. You get all the high-end ATK tech like the sealed toe piece that ameliorates the problem of snow buildup under your wings that might prevent a secure closu..
$699.95
Holy stoppers: the Atomic Backland Tour binding with an innovative brake! Weighing in at a svelte 325g per side, this binding flaunts one of the highest feature-per-gram ratios we’ve seen. It includes all the creature comforts necessary to coax you into doing just one more lap. In addition to all the bullet points from the brakeless version, the Backland Tour + Brake offers five wi..
$549.95
Update 2021/22: Salomon is now including leashes with the braked version of this binding. That means this binding is no different than purchasing the brakeless version and adding brakes. In fact, you now have to do just that to buy these: please go to our listing for the MTN Pure and add brakes as an accessory option to receive the same price as this combo. You will see a package d..
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Like the renaissance in Europe, we too, as the backcountry skiing community, are experiencing a renaissance in technology after enduring the dark, dark years that saw the usage of such torture devices known as “frame bindings.” Front and center in this rebirth is ATK, whom with their introduction of the Raider series, delivered a durable and lightweight binding that could satisfy t..
$629.95
If you often use the words "easy," "durable," and "lightweight," when describing your ideal touring binding, your profile match may be the Core 12 Pro from Hagan. Featuring quite possibly more metal in its construction than Iron Maiden, these are built for the long haul while still retaining a streamlined look and athletic weight. To help with unwanted toe release while skinning, H..
$648.95
You flock to the backcountry because you don’t want to follow rules or be told what to do. Ski touring allows you to set a skintrack and go where you want. In the backcountry, there aren’t ski patrollers telling you to slow down or restricting where you can go. So, if you’re the type of skier who goes to remote places and enjoys popping off features while getting down the mountain ..
$699.95 From $629.92
The beautiful thing about backcountry skiing is the freedom the method of travel allows. With some skis and a bit of patience, a competent and fit skier can paint the snowy canvas however they want. On the descent, having the freedom to take some risks while skiing fast and playfully can be a truly magical experience and sometimes it may be worth carrying a few more grams uphill. I..
$628.95
“Embrace what makes you different…” We here at Skimo Co are as big a fan of individualism as we are of “feel good” Disney quotes. As it turns out, Hagan shares our sentiment. The Hagan Core 12 kicked things off by featuring a front brake design. While the aesthetic was unique, the functionality of the design won many skiers over with its ability to provide braking while in tour mod..
$668.95
A more elegant binding for a more civilized age. The ST Rotation is the DIN certification-ready kid on the block, and it’s now one of the best choices for backcountry skiers who want to optimize for knee-protection. It’s a full-featured binding with brakes, multiple risers, and generous adjustability. Dynafit’s latest and greatest also has refinements for smooth operation and easie..
$599.95
After proving the ION could handle abuse by aggressive skiers on big skis, G3 has now introduced a version with release values more appropriate for average folk. The ION 10 is essentially the same award-winning platform as the original version, but tuned for touring instead of freeriding. The ION is notable for eliminating common frustrations with tech-bindings such as toe-wing ici..
$572.95
G3 is quietly gaining some impressive expertise with tech bindings. After experiencing moderate success with the uniquely designed Onyx and Ruby bindings, G3 has decided to focus on improving a more familiar design. And improve it they did, with many subtle changes designed to eliminate common frustrations. The small changes add up to a significant jump in overall quality. The I..
$616.95
The ATK Freeraider 14 is one of those products that defies singular categorization by merging two vastly different genres. Is it a freeride binding featuring a high release value of 14 that is capable of big stomps? You betcha. But here’s where things get interesting. It is ALSO (somehow) lightweight enough to be used for everyday touring without feeling like you’re hauling a burde..
From $749.95
DPS skis have been spotted dropping big cliffs and charging big faces, so why shouldn't their bindings be just as capable? Don't worry, with the DPS R14, they are. Much like their beloved touring skis, DPS made sure the R14 can take care of business on the downhill while being light enough that multiple laps aren't out of the question. The high release value of 14 keeps you attache..
$749.95
If you can’t see the point of skiing unless you leave the ground or go at least a measly 50mph, the Dynafit ST Rotation 14 is your binding. Dynafit has taken their super consistent, bomb-proof, TÜV-certified Rotation 10 binding and cranked it up to 11 14. This binding is ideal for the skier who is getting super rowdy in the backcountry and cannot risk pre-releasing, but also might ..
$649.95
When describing the Freeraider 16, ATK didn’t mince words and went straight to the point, “Send it Hard!” Designed for the biggest and baddest backcountry skiers amongst us, the Freeraider 16 is built for those seeking maximum retention far from the trailhead. The 12mm of total rearward travel is standing by - ready to absorb impact from whatever landing strip you have your sights ..
$798.95
Long lines, crowded parking lots, boring terrain, tracked out snow, and expensive lift tickets are common reasons to avoid ski resorts. Despite these drawbacks, the ease of chairlift skiing often entices skiers to partake of the lift-serviced goods from time to time. When the inevitable boredom sets in, locals and determined adventurers set out to find the small pockets of wild sid..
$729.95
Building on the extensive engineering of the Vipec, the recipient of a Gold ISPO Award, Fritschi hath revealed the Tecton. It is instantly the standard in the category of “alpine-like” tech bindings. It is the only tech binding to pair lateral-release in the toe with an alpine-style heel. This means the release profile is similar to alpine bindings and DIN certification will be a s..
$649.95
Skimo Co's newest hire is an aspiring Freeride World Tour athlete who stands a proud 5'3" and has no fear about straightlining down couloirs or doing backflips off of 25-foot booters. But you don't need to be flying all over the world -- and off of massive cliffs -- to appreciate the innovations of the perfect on-piste/off-piste crossover binding. With the arrival of the Shift 10, ..
$549.95
The Alpinist Demo Binding is the Alpinist with an adjustable toe piece and an extra-long heel track. This can be handy when sharing skis with someone or playing with your mounting location on a ski to get it dialed. When skiing, you can enjoy Marker's zero-gap design with a spring-loaded track that makes the ski feel alive and keeps the release more consistent. Choose from multiple..
From $479.95
The alpine-touring “plate” bindings of yesteryear had a knack for being heavy, clunky, and walking very poorly. Dynafit-style tech bindings had a reputation for superb walking performance and low weight but at the price of sacrificing alpine-style release and retention characteristics. For some skiers, this meant there was sacrifice involved in choosing a touring binding. Either no..
$599.95
Typically, the "reliability" of a ski binding refers to its consistency of retention and release of your ski boots. When it comes to touring bindings, the Salomon MNC Shift is among the most reliable that you can find, and with a DIN certification to back it up! This level of consistency is something formerly considered unachievable in the backcountry, except for frame bindings (bu..
$549.95
>> Special offer: Take $100 off with coupon SHIFT100 The striding efficiency of tech bindings is a requirement for those who have tried them. But there is a class of skier that demands zero compromise on downhill ski performance or release safety. If that sounds like you, Atomic (together with Salomon) has finally solved your dilemma. The Shift MNC 13 is an alpine binding ..
$599.95
Looking to take your grom out of bounds but not sure if a dedicated touring setup is worth it just yet? Enter the Contour Kids Adapter. They made it easy to convert a kids alpine binding and boot to an uphill skiing machine. Clip the adapter into the binding, clip the boot into the adapter, attach the skins and away you go! Once you reach the top just remove the adapter and you are..
$149.95
Need a replacement tech toe? Want a backup for a critical mission? Just need toes for a splitboard? Have only one leg? Whatever the reason, you can't go wrong with Dynafit binding toe pieces. Select from the optionally-auto-locking Low Tech Race; race weight but non-auto-locking Superlite; or the sturdy Radical toes with Power Towers, amongst others. Here are the details: ..
From $109.95
Alpine Touring If your stash of heels outweighs your stash of toes, it's time to grow more toes. And if you're going to go through some growing pains, you might as well make it some nice toes. The Plum binding toe pieces are relatively sturdy contraptions that have the same hole pattern as the Dynafit TLT Classic / Vertical / Comfort series (not to mention the Trab, Hagan, Kreuz..
$142.95 From $119.91
Hallelujah, it’s raining toe pieces. G3 is now selling toe and heel pieces separately. Taking a long hut trip and don’t want to risk gear failure that’d end the trip? Maybe you dropped your skis out of your roof box and only the toe piece broke? Lost a ski in avalanche? Fear not, spares are available. Choose your model in the drop list, from the various ION flavors to the new Zed. ..
From $109.95
Known as Snow Crabs, the Kreuzspitze binding toe pieces are some well-built pincers. The SCTT toes have strong steel springs that offer great retention. The SCTTT (that’s one more “T”) toes have titanium springs that make things a little lighter and more forgiving. Both feature a smooth locking mechanism with multiple notches for new versus broken-in tech fittings. The toe pieces s..
$159.95
Break a toe? Building a frankenbinding? Need some toes for a splitboard? Making an expensive Christmas tree ornament? Whatever your reason, we have the ATK toe pieces that you need. Sold individually. Binding Model Weight (g) Weight (oz) SL World Cup 72 2.5 Trofeo 82 2.9 C-Raider 99 3.5 ..
From $144.95
If you already have ten toes, you might consider getting some heels to match. The Dynafit binding heel pieces can be used to replace borked ones, build an unsanctioned super binding, or be stashed in your collection of other unusual parts. It's also not a bad idea to have a backup plan if you're planning an extended stay in a remote place. See the table below for details. ..
From $89.95
Maybe you need a replacement. Maybe you're building a franken-binding. Maybe you just want to lighten up your heels. We won't ask what you do with them, but we will take your money. These are Plum binding heel pieces, priced & sold INDIVIDUALLY. If you buy two, they come in a boxed set. If you buy one, we'll just put a stamp on the top and hope for the best. We'll even loosely ..
From $79.95
Taking a hut trip or long traverse and want some backup? Want to revive an old, beat-up pair of skis? G3’s tech heel pieces are available separately and now you can rest knowing you don’t have to buy a new binding when one component takes a beating. The heel pieces are priced and sold individually, without brakes/baseplates and weigh 195g each. Please note this listing is just t..
From $109.95
These aren’t your mother’s stilettos. Ski Trab now sets the latest fashion trends in Italy, and it’s becoming fashionable to waltz around in Titan high-heels. If you’d like to keep up with the latest trends, or just get back to skiing, check out these binding heel pieces. Gara Titan WC – Trab's lightest race heel. Ships with a titanium U-spring installed and the required mountin..
From $119.95
Hardened steel forks? Check. Flat-on-ski mode? Check. Optional risers? Check. Optional adjustment plates? You betcha. The Trofeo heels from Kreuzspitze are long on features and quality. The small Italian manufacturer makes the heels in house with the rest of their SCTT bindings and accessories. We think Kreuzspitze won't be a strange name for long. Sold individually, so get 2 for b..
From $84.95
If you did in fact have your bindings mounted when you lost your toes, that means you also lost a heel piece. Get a replacement for that here. Binding Weight ZR 39g (1.4oz) Ultra 40g (1.4oz) ..
From $124.95
There's nothing worse than having an awesome backcountry setup that you can't use simply because of one measly broken heel piece. Fear not, as these ATK heel pieces are sold individually for a less costly replacement process. Single heel pieces are also good when you want a just-in-case spare. Binding Model Weight (g) Weight (oz) SL World Cu..
From $99.95
Lighter and more compact than the standard Dynafit crampon, the Speed is built for just that. The crampons have mean looking teeth and more cutouts to save weight. They are shallower in bite so work best with lower riser settings, like those found on race bindings. The Speed Crampon is 78mm wide and weighs 63 grams. It takes up less space than a standard crampon so is great for rac..
$69.95
If you've ever tried to skin up a steep, blank, icy face without ski crampons, you will immediately appreciate the value of the security they provide. By plunging into hard snow ice, the crampon teeth add grip when skins don't make full contact or you're slipping downhill. Whether you are chasing someone up a greasy skin track in the winter or trying to time the corn cycle in the s..
From $69.95
It's hard to argue with stronger and lighter! ATK placed themselves front and center in the eyes of the ski mountaineering crowd with a knockout ski crampon made with a robust, lightweight alloy. Designed by Batman himself, these sinister looking crampons inspire confidence in steep terrain. Available in several widths, most ATK crampons have a deep bite. The exception is the 70mm ..
From $79.95
No more sliding! Neither when skinning on icy sidehills nor when inserting crampons. Plum crampons feature a specially designed attachment mechanism that allows you to plop them in place, instead of sliding them on from the side. Hold the crampon vertically to attach/detach it from Plum bindings, and then let it fall into place. The rigid alloy frame with sharp teeth will take over..
From $78.95
Taking kids out into the backcountry while they're still young can be a rewarding, exciting process, but doing so requires the right mix of equipment, weather, and snacks. While pin tech bindings and boots have yet to be scaled down for the smallest kids, Contour has a solution that bridges the mechanical gap between the wee ones and the backcountry. The StartUp adaptor clips into ..
$239.95
Purists may try to avoid using ski crampons and rely instead on skinning technique or boot-packing, but there are times when ski crampons are the most efficient travel option. Maybe you’d rather avoid wallowing through breakable crust. Maybe you don’t want to slip and slide on glazed slopes with exposure below. Maybe your objective lies on the other side of the most slippery skin t..
$79.95
Backcountry skiing often involves less-than-ideal snow conditions. Inevitably at some point during the season, greasy skin-tracks are the rule rather than the exception. The Marker Pintech Crampons will make quick work of that grease. Further, when tacking big mountains without a nice skin-track, frozen icy faces and supportable bullet-proof crusts can be daunting. If it’s too slic..
$97.95
Don't let some steep or icy snow spell the end of your day-- with the Fritschi Xenic ski crampons, you'll have enough traction to cruise up even the steepest slopes with ease. Using a Dynafit-style attachment system, the Xenic ski crampons fit a wide range of bindings, while the burly three-toothed design gives you a solid bite into icy, hard snow. A reinforced rib wrapping from si..
From $79.95

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