Skinny skins for skinny skis. Yes, these are officially skins for (backcountry) cross country skis, but they can also be great for skimo missions with long approaches without much vert. Use the amazing mohair from Contour (the inventors of mohair skins) for great reliability when traversing and doing gentle climbs. On the durable side of mohair skins, these have sticky glue and will last as you glide your way to success. Of course, these are also perfect for wider cross-country skis when you’re plodding around the woods. The Contour Cross Country / Backcountry skins are a simple, affordable solution for getting around the snowy world.
- Adjustable tail clip comes installed and sits flush, even on rounded tails. 50mm only
- Folding clip lets you fold the skin over a square buckle and keep the tip in place.
- Alternate parts are available such as wider tip buckles and a clip for thicker tails.
- Includes a trimming tool and stuff sack.
Questions & Reviews
Order a quantity of one for one pair of skins!
We would not recommend using skins over kick wax - we would expect that you would end up having issues with the glue. Should be okay over scales.
For touring skins we typically size them to the widest part of the tail. By that measure, these would be a bit narrow, but they might work depending on how you want to use them. For mellow fire roads and other long flattish approaches, these would work great. For anything steeper, maybe consider building some race skins. We have the material on the roll here, I'd go with 59mm or 62mm depending on how much grip you want. You can add race tips, or rivet/sew a metal tip bracket on. If you'd like, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wow, good luck!
For what we carry, this would be the skin in the 50mm width.
These are full mohair. If you want a more durable mixed Mohair/ Nylon skin , you/we can custom make a pair. And would say for a trip like this, taking two pair would be necessary. If you want to look into a custom set, email us at email@example.com
That is indeed the recommended use for these skins! Long, mostly flat approaches where glide is a priority. They will not be ideal for side-hilling on snow that is any sort of firm as they will not cover the bases of most skis. So in terms of a steepness limit, think anything that will require switchbacking or heel risers.
Is this better than buying 100 cm of skin material off the roll (enough to cover the underfoot part of the ski) and buying tip attachments and installing them? No tail attachment then but maybe slightly better glide because it's not full length?
So it can be adjusted shorter to fit a 205/210 ski easily.
63 mm can I use the 50 mm for it.
Those should be a fine match as long as the ski isn't any skinnier than about 52mm at it's slimmest point.
Yes you can! Simply remove the folding clip, unfold the skin from the vario buckle (fancy name for the tip loop), and trim away. For other skin build questions, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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