Bishop Bindings is a family run gravity sports company located in the Eagle valley area high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Minutes away from the world-class resorts Vail and Beaver Creek, we are bound by a passion for playing outdoors, challenging, rewarding work, and enjoying the mountain lifestyle. The company was started with the legendary Bomber Bishop telemark binding in 2001. Our mission is to offer innovative, reliable, high performing sporting gear to people who share our passion for the mountains and the freeheel turn.
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Dave fell in love with the thrill of skiing at age 5, wedging down "powdah packed powdah" at Ward Hill outside of Worcester, MA. He gained a love of making thing with his hands from his father, a high school woodworking, technical drawing, and metal working teacher. He would spend hours designing and building with his Lego collection. This led him into a career as a mechanical design engineer, starting with a B.S from Cornell University in mechanical engineering, and then a M.S. from MIT in engineering and product design. After graduating from MIT he did what many ski obsessed people do: drive out West to live in a ski town. It was while he was teaching skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado, that he was first introduced to the telemark turn and another ski-bum who he eventually convinced to become his wife. After Breck, they lived in San Francisco and Dave worked in the medical device industry of silicon valley designing minimally invasive surgical instruments. They moved back to Colorado in 2008 for a medical device start-up based in Vail and fell in love again with the Rocky Mountains. He added some business acumen with an MBA from Denver University, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to raise a family in the beautiful Vail Valley while combining his love of product design and the flow of the freeheel turn.
Born a Vail Baby, Erik began skiing at a young age. He learned how to telemark from two of Bishops very own Badassadors (Logan and Sean) and has been living the freeheel life ever since. With a deep passion for the mountains, Erik stayed close to home, went to CU Boulder, and studied mechanical engineering. Days after graduating, he moved back to the valley and began working with the Bishop engineering team. When Erik isn’t testing and building prototypes, he is rock climbing, brapping his snowmobile, getting his Jeep stuck in the back-woods and enjoying the best lifestyle he can imagine. You can often find him in the backcountry doing something badass with friends. Erik would like to let the tele tribe know that he, and Bishop, cares that you tele!
After graduation high school in Fort Collins, Colorado, the first thing on Christopher's To-Do list was to move to a ski resort. The second: Learn to Tele. Ten years later, he's been an Avon Local and freeing his heels at Vail and Beaver Creek on every pow day of the season. Christopher's claim to fame? Winning the inaugural "Teva Mountain Game: Telemark Big Air" with a double front flip, making his mark in Telemark History. Meanwhile, he's recently taken the roll as the Emcee at the Freeheel Cup in Grand Targhee, and his new position at the most badass Telemark Binding Manufacturer around: Bishop.