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SAFETY INFORMATION

Care will be taken to help ensure your safety in so far as this is possible. However, as a skier who is already beyond beginner status, you should be aware that skiing is a risk sport, partaken of in mountains. It is therefore not possible to guarantee that I, or we, can keep you safe. In any kind of skiing, in any kind of terrain, conditions will vary, and accidents, incidents or worse are always a possibility.

While my, or our, best judgment will always be employed, you must accept that the decision to ski,

or to accept any skiing suggestion is yours alone, and your own judgment and common sense must be employed.

In the event of your deciding that you do not wish to ski a particular slope, or partake in a particular exercise, then whatever alternatives are available at that time to enable you to opt-out, will be explored. There could be a time when no other option is available, and in that event, you will be accorded whatever assistance can be offered.

What service are you offering me?

I/We are promising that I/we will provide coaching tuition which will make available to you both mental and physical techniques which when employed and practiced will facilitate both your understanding and practice of skiing. I/we will work with you to help you employ those techniques to the furtherance of your skill as a skier.

SAFETY - Ski Bindings

Binding keeps you on the skis, and they release you from the skis. Your safety depends on correct settings.

You are strongly recommended to learn about them

Every season skiers get damaged in ways that could have been avoided. The likely cause of many of these injuries has been very badly adjusted binding settings leading to non-release.

You'll find a number of pages in this section. I would strongly recommend you to spend some time reading and understanding them; bindings are extremely important, and far too little either explained or understood. 

It is in your best interests to learn about them; do not trust others to get your binding settings correct for you; not even apparently expert hire shops.

  • Learn how to select your own correct binding setting.

  • Learn how to check both fore and aft binding settings.

  • Learn how to adjust them, or to ensure someone else does it correctly.

  • Learn how to test them, daily. In order to protect yourself, you should know how to calculate and then remember your binding settings.

I will show you how if you don't already know

The information below is a copy of the information that I have been using for many years; the settings are based on previously published Rossignol and Salomon charts.

I have no opinion on which chart is optimal, but do get to know them and make a choice - not knowing is dangerous for you. The suggestions in the self-testing article seem to me to make very good sense.

View the bindings safety document

Dare You Do It? for further information contact Bob or 

SAFETY - Q & A - How safe will I be?