Approved Bindings for the alpine ski industry 2013-14 Ski Season

What? Yes, if the binding is not on the list, you cannot work on it.

If you work in a ski shop or on a slope, you need to understand the term “approved binding.” This means the binding is still up to date, and the binding manufacturer still wants the binding supported.

It might be better to understand what a non-approved binding is.  If the binding is not on the list, it is a binding you as a ski shop cannot touch. There is not indemnification from the binding manufacturer if there is a problem with the binding.

Each ski season you should contact the manufacturers of the bindings you work with to get their approved binding list. You should also double check and have available for your employees the approved binding list. Any binding that you are not familiar with that comes in your shop; you should check to see if is still on the approved list.

If the binding is not on the list, you should follow your shop policies on how to deal with the binding. That, simply put, should inform the owner of the binding that you cannot touch the binding. You cannot perform any work on the binding; you cannot touch the binding.

There are two good locations to find this list:

Play it Again Sports has a list: http://rec-law.us/181AU5c

Gondyline.com  http://rec-law.us/16U8zxE

The National Ski & Snowboard Retailers Association (NSSRA) also has a list. However, it is only available to members.

Do Something

Go get the list, download it and make sure your employees know where to find it.

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