This is in contrast to downhill ski bindings, where both the toe and heel of the ski boot are attached to the binding.
Types of Cross Country Ski Bindings
- 75 mm - The original country skiing binding, where the boot has three holes which line up with pins in the binding.
- NNN (New Nordic Norm) - A bar in the toe of the boot attaches to the binding.
- SNS (Salomon Nordic System) - Similar to the NNN binding with one large ridge and a narrower rod.
- NIS (Nordic Integrated System) - The binding attaches to a binding plate on the top of the ski.
- Telemarking Bindings are heavier and larger than other cross country ski bindings.