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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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The Black Diamond Helio 145 is a rock-solid race binding that can be somewhat tailored to your size and aggressiveness. The binding is offered in three release-value settings and has three riser-heights to match your intended usage. Your choice of one of three predetermined release-values dictate the performance characteristics out of the box. The values are determined by a hidden ..
$499.95 $399.95
Marker had something impressive brewing in their secret lab: introducing the Marker Alpinist binding. The Alpinist brings release characteristics reserved for heavier bindings to the sub-250g category. The heel piece incorporates a spring-loaded track that keeps the heel piece flush with the heel of the boot, eliminating release-value fluctuation when the ski flexes. That, combined..
$549.95 From $449.95
The “Race Plus” category is growing neatly. That is, alpine touring ski bindings that are more featureful than race bindings but more streamlined than traditional touring designs. The Plum Oazo embodies that trend with a slick set of features that have it sitting right at the 200-gram mark (after which you start to feel the weight every step). The sturdy toe is a proven design that..
$489.95 From $439.95
Like its little brother, the Dynafit ST Rotation 12 is one of the few tech bindings that has met the elusive DIN standards for release consistency and performance under pressure. This is due in large part to the rotating toe piece from which the Rotation binding gets its name. The gapless heel piece is spring-loaded to reduce any change in release value throughout the flex of the s..
$649.95 $449.95
Many casual skiers believe that lightweight ski-touring bindings must sacrifice some performance. While we continue to debunk that myth, G3 may have just ended the discussion altogether with the ZED binding. With the proven ION as the foundation, the designers started trimming the fat to minimize mass without compromising ski or release performance. The ZED is the first “gapless..
$554.95 From $474.95
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..
$499.95
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
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 $119.95
Marker Alpinist The Marker Alpinist is a versatile binding. One of the neat features is the ability to opt-in for brakes or to ski without brakes. If you decide to opt-in at a later date, or change ski widths, find replacement brakes here. All brakes sold in pairs. Not compatible with the Alpinist Long Travel binding 90mm - The narrowest brake size reserved for the most versa..
From $58.95
One of the benefits of having a modular binding like the Marker Alpinist is that you can swap and replace parts as you please, but it also allows them to be lighter and better adapt to the individual skier. Here are a few of the spare parts we are stocking. All parts are sold in pairs. Alpinist Heel Platforms - The heel support pads used in flat-on-ski mode which must be removed..
From $29.95
Break a part or lose a set of springs? Don't be glum, we have a growing list of parts for Salomon and Atomic bindings. Details below. MTN Women’s Heel Springs - The softest heel springs for the Salomon MTN or Atomic Backland binding. Sold as a pair. MTN Men’s Heel Springs - Pair of the middle release-value springs for the MTN and Backland bindings. MTN Expert Heel Springs ..
From $0.95
The Kreuzspitze binding leashes are made with a kevlar core to be as strong and light as possible. Tipping the scales at a scant 16 grams (0.6 ounces), the leashes will scarely be noticeable on your feet. That is, until you yard-sale and don't lose your skis (phew). The leashes are made of kevlar, which is coated in polyurethane to protect from fraying. The attachment point at the ..
From $27.95
A pika is a cute mountain rat. The Plum Pika is a cute alpine touring binding. Both are known to thrive at altitude so let’s start by avoiding confusion. Adding this item to your shopping cart will net you beautifully machined ski touring bindings and not a “whistling hare” (pikas often sound a high-pitched alarm when burrowing). Made in France, the Pika is a lightweight AT bind..
$538.95
Moving your bindings to some new skis? Need some wider brakes for your fatties? Plum has replacement brakes available for Guide, Yak, and Pika bindings. The brakes use a sliding lock system to remain retracted while skinning. Just push the red button to release! The Guide and Yak brakes are available in 85mm, 95mm, 105mm, 115mm, and 135mm widths to match just about every ski. The l..
From $93.95
Here lies a collection of various brakes made for ATK ski bindings. Most often available in 75mm, 86mm, 91mm, 97mm, 102mm, 108mm, 120mm, and even 135mm widths. If you're looking to add brakes to a race binding, check out our separate listing for ATK Race brakes. Crest / Raider - These are spare brakes for full-featured bindings from ATK that ship with heel brakes, including the ..
From $12.95
Have a Gara Titan or older TR-Race binding that won’t fit your new boots? Ski Trab adjustment plates are the solution. All plates are sold in pairs. Race Heel Plate - A bolt-tension plate with 60mm rails. With these plates, a Ski Trab race (gara) heel will have around 25mm of adjustment range. Made with bomb-proof Ergal aluminum which weighs in at 29 grams (1.0 ounce) per side. ..
From $64.95
Rather than integrate the brakes into the bindings, Atomic decided to make it easy on you. Manufactured in five different sizes as a modular accessory to the Backland Pure binding, the brakes sit directly underneath the baseplate of the heel piece. This affords a lot of flexibility for weight savings (remove the brake) or ski width changes (replace the brake). One large lever is th..
From $59.95
The Italians are always on the leading edge of ski technology and Trab in-particular has both speed and safety in mind. With options for all Ski Trab bindings, these brakes are mounted directly underneath the heel piece, which results in a secure connection that will stand up to the rigors of the backcountry. Titan x2 - Compatible with Flex 30 adjustment plates. The Titan have l..
From $69.95
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
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 $549.94
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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Salomon’s first tech binding, the MTN. If you think it looks an awful lot like the Atomic Backland, that’s because it is. The companies are related, meaning you can ensure proper color coordination on your setup with identical functionality. If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, your skiing will likely be just as good. The MTN binding is light, fully featured, and fool..
$549.95 From $449.95
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..
$599.95
Simple, capable, and user-friendly. The Backland Pure Binding has a combination of features that folks have been eager to see for a long time. Hauling around excess weight in an overly complicated binding isn’t anybody’s favorite activity, and Atomic is here to simplify things. The toe piece screams "work smarter, not harder", utilizing a long lever to increase leverage during tran..
$549.95
Parts for your G3 ION Binding. If you don't see the item you need, please contact us and we will do our best to get it for you. Please note some items are sold individually (x1) and others in pairs (x2). ION Crampon Connector - Adapter kit for attaching G3 ION ski crampons. Included with ION crampons, the kit can also be mounted flat to attach them to any ski. Comes with mountin..
From $0.75
Replacement brakes for G3 ski bindings. If you've broken a brake or are switching skis and need a new width, look for your G3 brakes here. ION brakes - Stoppers that work with both the ION 10 and ION 12 bindings. You likely wouldn't get in trouble for putting some brakes on the ION LT 12 binding either. The ION brakes are integrated into the baseplate so you are buying a whole n..
From $79.95
B&D is now making bolt-tension adjustment plates, in addition to their threaded-hole shift plates. This allows you to fine tune your heel pieces for different boot sole lengths. Interestingly, each fore & aft screw pair is connected underneath the plates. This makes it easier to attach a binding since the bolts will always be spaced the proper distance. It also increases th..
From $84.95
Telemark parts by Kreuzspitze, mostly designed for use with the Kreuzspitze tele-tech kit. Enjoy long travel with the innovative cable system that features swappable springs. Tune your stance with risers and spacers. Tele Cable System - Backcountry heel kit with replaceable springs. Cool design that lets you swap springs to control the tension. Comes with "standard" tension spri..
From $21.95
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
The backcountry ski touring leash from B&D is designed to alleviate the need to detach and attach your skis while putting on your climbing skins. The 1980s phone-style elastic cord stretches enough so you can lift your skis to put on your skins. This means you won’t lose your ski during transitions. It also allows for more slack in the line when your bindings release in a fall...
$36.95
This is our home for Fritschi binding parts. We’re currently stocking the Vipec and Tecton bindings which have a unique lateral-toe release system. Replacement brakes have their own listing. Tecton Brake Plate Kit – (And newer Vipec bindings) Plastic bits that hold the brakes on the Fritschi Tecton and Vipec Evo 12 bindings. Three pieces total per side, including the innie, the ..
From $79.95
Replacement brakes might be necessary if you move your bindings to a ski with a different width. You also might misplace your brakes since they are easily removable, a handy feature. See below for some various brake options. Vipec/Tecton Brakes - Also known as Diamir Tech Brakes, these are replacement brakes for the Fritschi Vipec, Vipec EVO, and Tecton bindings. They are availa..
$69.95
The Fritschi ski crampons offer quick and easy attachment for added bite on icy, technical skin tracks. The use of a rotating adapter will allow you to adjust how deep the crampon bites from each of the three riser settings. Machined teeth ensure great bite in icy-but-punchy snow, and an aluminum construction keeps things light and fast whether on your skis or in your pack. The Fri..
$89.95 From $79.95
Plum invested 5 more grams into the ol’ reliable race 145 binding. The primary return on that investment is a toe lever that is smoother and easier to operate. Gone are the fiddly-to-mount striker plates that previously decided whether you were in walk mode or ski mode. The lock-stops are machined into the toe and feel buttery to operate. The lever itself was widened and smoothed o..
$398.95
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..
$74.95
Kudos to Ski Trab for an innovative toe piece! With a patented design that doesn’t require coiled springs, the Gara Titan approaches the 100 gram weight barrier that only recently seemed implausible. With the toe lever angled against included striker plates, the pins are pressed into the boot for a locked position. There is of course an unlocked ski mode to comply with ISMF rules, ..
$559.95
All-metal bindings weighing in under 102 grams? You betcha (they weight 101)! Designed for those folks looking for every edge in competition, the Plum 99 is the updated pinnacle of race-binding minimalism. It also adds a twist to the concept of adjustable release. Choose from two lateral-release values (roughly 6 or 8) simply by changing the mounting-orientation of the heel. The fo..
$618.95
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 icin..
$598.95 From $498.95
Dynafit calls the Superlite 2.0 a revolution instead of an evolution. If you like brakes then you might be inclined to agree, since the new version is the first race-weight binding with an (optional) integrated brake. It maintains the fully adjustable lateral-release of the original Superlite that prompted many skiers to start using race bindings for every day touring. With two ver..
$449.95
With the young Speed Turn already turning 2.0, we officially say goodbye to the Dynafit 5-hole toe pattern. This updated iteration of the Speed turn features a simpler toe piece modeled after the Radical toes. With an elongated mounting pattern and forged aluminum and steel construction, the toe is stable and durable. While it is missing the Power Tower step-in guides from the Radi..
$349.95
When we asked Dynafit team member Benedikt Böhm which binding he uses most, he immediately pointed to the Expedition. Given his casual pastime of skiing 8,000 meter peaks this came as no surprise. The Expedition's durability-to-weight ratio is about as high as they come and the simplicity is tough to beat. The unique rotation-free heel piece is what gives the Expedition its edge. S..
$499.95
Leave it to B&D to solve all your Dynafit mounting problems. The toe and heel shift plates can handle just about every drill hole and boot sole length configuration imaginable. Mount a plate to your ski and then screw your Dynafit toe or heel onto the plate. See below for some options, all of which come with adjustment bolts (mount toe plates using your binding's screws or get ..
From $3.95
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
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
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
ATK leashes are made with a Kevlar core to be ultralight yet strong. They extend up to 60cm (two feet) but have a spiral polyurethane sheath that otherwise prevents them from slopping around and getting caught on branches. A simple clipping system lets you hook and unhook your skis at will. The leashes weigh 17 grams (0.6 ounces) each and will break with an elongation force of arou..
$29.95
These stainless steel inserts may actually expand your ski quiver instead of killing it. Properly installed in a ski, they allow you to mount bindings in a removable fashion. Thus, you can have a huge quiver of skis that all use the same binding. Of course, you could also use several bindings on one ski, which may help kill a ski quiver, but just creates a binding quiver. These sho..
From $1.95
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..
$174.95

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