Two mighty brands, Salomon and Colltex, got together to make skins and they couldn’t have done a better job. Pre-trimmed for the sidecut and length of your favorite Salomon ski, all you have to do is peel the backing off, adjust the tail clip, and go ski. The precut skins are Colltex’s mohair-mix formula, a light and packable all-around skin with excellent grip, glide, and waterproofing measures.
100% Dry membrane on the backing means less waterlogged glue so your skins stay fresher longer.
100% Grip treatment for superior grip capabilities in addition to Colltex’s above average gliding capabilities.
MTN Explore skins have Colltex’s new Ace tip system for fast transitions and adjustable tail clips for easy on/off.
X-Alp skins have bungee race-tips that slot quickly into the tip notches on the skis and an adjustable tail hook to further secure the skin.
Update 2018/19: Salomon switched to Colltex for the skins. The 2017/18 models feature the same sidecut but are instead Pomoca’s mohair-mix formula.
I have heard that these skins can't come in contact glue to glue (skin savers must always be used). Is this true?
Hey Ron. I can't tell for sure but I think you're thinking of the Atomic Backland 95 177? If so, they'd be pretty close but not guaranteed and you'd have some overhang at the tips. FYI most of the skin kits come with their own skin trimmers that are easy to use for the most part. The Pomcoa skins have the best cutter and don't require any off-setting and it only takes about 5 minutes to get them trimmed.
Nate, that is a bummer but thanks for letting me know. What is my next best option? I currently use the pre-cut Dynafit Speedskins on my Cho Oyus and really like them. I know they are a Pomoca skin. Do you have anything similar to the Speedskin which could be cut to fit the MTN Explore 95? Thanks!
Hello, I use this skins for my explore 95, 177cm skis. I have lost the metallic part of the tip of the skin. Is it possible to get one? I have not seen salomon accesories in your Parts & Accesories category. Thanks!
I bought a pair of Salomon Minims (16/17) during the off season. They are little wider (68.5mm) than some of the other comparable skis. Will the X-Alp precut skins be a better fit than buying the Pomoca Race Pro 2.0 (62mm)? Looking for a full skin for longer/steeper climbs.
Hi Travis, the standard race skins are a bit skinny on the Minims (similar to a 59mm on a typical race ski which is fast but you lose some grip). Both Colltex and Contour offer 65mm race skins which would be like a 62 on other race skis. It sounds like you're looking for even a little more coverage than that, in which case you can start looking at the 70mm Colltex PDG, 75mm Trab WC, 80mm PDG, and on up. And finally, if you want to go full coverage, you can trim an X-Alp skin, a Dynafit Speedskin, or other models with a race-style tip. Lots of folks will have both a full-coverage and speed skin for these kind of setups so they can adapt to the terrain and have a backup. We're here to provide you too many choices!