Welcome to a special Buyer’s Guide feature from FREESKIER. Here’s a close-up look at the best ski bindings of the year. Click here to explore the entire 2024 FREESKIER Buyer’s Guide.
Marker Duke PT 13
The Duke PT 13 joins the Royal Family for those in search of a hybrid touring binding with a more approachable DIN range offering (4.0 – 13.0). The Duke PT 13 features a Griffon heel piece to help improve step-in performance and ensure you’re locked in while charging through variable terrain—a go-to binding for riders looking to toggle between resort riding and uphill touring on the fly.
Tyrolia Attack 14 GW
The Tyrolia Attack 14 GW is a go-to all-mountain binding for high-performance skiers, whether hunting for powder, lapping the park or ripping on-piste. The FR PRO three toe piece can be easily adjusted to different toe heights and more consistent release with an upgraded AFD. This is the binding for skiers looking for a lightweight resort binding with easy entry and precise power transmission.
Dynafit Blacklight Binding
The Dynafit Blacklight binding is a lightweight, minimalist tech binding for ski touring enthusiasts with an ascent-oriented mindset. At 280 g, Blacklight will take you the distance without weighing you down. The newly designed step-in system makes entry into the toe piece 30 percent easier, and the bayonet positive lock increases responsiveness and downhill performance. Blacklight also features two riser heights you can operate easily with your pole.
Look Pivot 15 GW
Best suited for the majority of skiers, the Look Pivot 15 GW combines the durable all-metal construction of the sought-after Pivot binding with a more approachable DIN range. The Pivot 15’s unique turntable heel design provides a responsive connection between boot and ski, power transmission and top-notch shock absorption so you can confidently send booters and drop cliffs.
Salomon Strive 16 MN
The Salomon Strive 16 MN delivers a stable platform that excels in every situation and snow condition. The Strive 16 features an LDN toe that places the binding closer to the ski, giving riders a quicker, more direct response, enhanced power transmission and a lower center of gravity. Everything you love about the Strive binding is packaged into a lightweight, downhill resort binding.