Climbing skins come in various sizes and are typically made of nylon, mohair, or a blend. Nylon is known for its durability while mohair sheds weight and increases glide. Blends aim to get the best of both worlds. Cover your tips and tails if you want the best grip, or go skinny for speed!
If you were to look up the definition of “Freeride Skiing” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, you wouldn’t find anything, because such a definition doesn’t exist. If it did exist, however, we like to envision it being narrated in the voice of Sir David Attenborough as a waxing-poetic ode to the ultimate freedom that can only be obtained by ski touring. It was this same sense of fre..
The Atomic Hybrid skins are the bees knees. Using Contour’s magic hybrid glue formula, the skins stay stuck to your skis but are easy to peel off and pull apart from each other. The glue formula is actually two layers, one stronger glue that adheres to the backing, and another, more manageable layer on top. The plush is beautiful mohair for your gliding pleasure. The MultiFit kits ..
There is some cool skin tech going on and Kohla is making sure kids aren’t left out or forgotten. With the Freeride Air Happy (kids) skin, Kohla takes the tried and true Smart Glue, mohair/nylon mix, and rubber Fiber Seal Technology of the Freeride Air Skins, and made it in kid-approved lengths. While the Smart Glue won’t help them cheat on their math homework, it is easy to pull a..
Junior backcountry skiers have been flying under the radar of product developers; it’s been hard to get properly sized equipment. When covering junior skis with climbing skins, parents would inevitably throw half of the material in a standard kit in the garbage. Thankfully, product developers at Contour saw this issue unfold and decided it was time for a kit with less material and ..
Alright splitboarders, let's be real. By the nature of the beast, your setup is already going to be heavier than that of most skiers' in the backcountry. That's alright, but don't let your skins weigh you down too! The Pomoca Free Pro 2.0 skins are the fast and light option for the splitters out there who insist on surfing pow but also refuse to go slow. The great grip and even bet..
The more surface area on your planks, the more important it is to have easy-to-peel glue on your skins. The Karakoram Smart Splitboard Skins were created for our splitboarding friends to be reliable and easy to handle in the field. Made by Kohla in Austria, these skins use Smart Glue technology which makes them easy to separate while maintaining adequate adhesion to your bases, eve..
Skiers have been enjoying a plethora of options when it comes to skin selection. Splitboarders, on the other hand, have been left with few options, most of which offer very little in terms of glide, packability, and weight. Voile, the company that brought the splitboard to the world-at-large, is set to rectify this situation with a formula sure to be popular with the growing cadre ..
With the Contour Hybrid Splitboard Skin Kit, there is no longer a need to dip your climbing skins in the snow at the trailhead, just so you rip them at the top of your climb. The secret sauce behind this is the Hybrid glue, which utilizes two glue layers instead of one. The first layer (closest to the backing material) uses an ultra-sticky glue while the second layer is a less stic..
Skiers have long considered the Pomoca Climb 2.0 skins the everyday workhorse for the uptrack and it's no different for splitboarders. The Climb 2.0s utilize a proven formula that blends 70% mohair with a 30% touch of nylon for easy gliding while still maintaining a trouble-free grip. The splitboard version of these skins come designed for the unique shape of a board's skis and the..
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 wil..
Taking kids out into the backcountry while they're still young can be a rewarding, exciting process, but doing so requires the right mix of equipment, weather, and snacks. While pin tech bindings and boots have yet to be scaled down for the smallest kids, Contour has a solution that bridges the mechanical gap between the wee ones and the backcountry. The StartUp adaptor clips into ..
Of course, the fastest skins in town are available on the roll. Get the new Super Glidey race formula from Pomoca in exactly the length you want. Then attach your favorite tip system, round the tails, and go race. Or train, tour, explore, whatever. The Race Pro 2.0 is the cheapest way to maximize the glide of your skimo racing skis. Available in 59mm, 62mm, 65mm, and 85mm widths.
The most affordable way to get your purple on. Buy the PDG skins by the centimeter to avoid waste. Select your width and type in the number of centimeters you desire in the quantity field. We will cut a length off the roll and send it your way. You can fashion a tip out of bottle caps or affix the Colltex, Pomoca, or La Sportiva tips.
Swiss 100% mohair skin with Edge+ technol..
Now you can get your speedy World Cup skins off the roll. And for fat skis too! Choose from several sizes up to 95mm wide and enjoy the supple mohair with glide treatments for all your reasonably-sized skis. The signature yellow* Ski Trab race skins are some of the fastest on the planet, and it’s nice to leverage that speed on non-race days as well. Fatter skins also work great if ..
The Contour Race skins have a 100% mohair plush that is optimized for durability and speed. The special length hairs are carefully spaced on a tough backing that outlasts the competition. Put the number of centimeters you’d like in the Qty field and we will cut a length off the roll for you. Assemble or affix your favorite race tips and start skinning. These are parallel race cut a..
This is the Race Pro Grip skin off the roll. Buy just the amount of grippy goodness you need. Pomoca made this formula to ensure you have the most grip on icy courses. It’s also great for folks getting started with racing that are still working on their technique. Or for pros who want increased resistance when training and not worry about breaking rythym with a slip-out. This is th..
At long last, Kohla’s premium race material is available off the roll in wider widths! Reuse the hardware from your worn-out skins, use Race Tips, or piece together your dream skin setup with new skin parts. In either case, you’ll benefit from the easy-to-use Smart Glue, rubber Fiber Seal backing material, and excellent gliding properties of the 100% race mohair. With a width of 11..
With a bit more grip and durability than the World Cup race formula, the red Evo skins from Ski Trab still pack some serious glide. Made with 100% mohair, the skin material is the same as that used in the precut skins for Trab’s aramid-core skis. Combined with some Attivo skin tips, you can assemble some skins for just about any Trab ski. Or with different hardware, just about any ..
If you're a fan of easy-to-manage mohair skins, you've come to the right place. The Kohla Alpinist skin is 100% mohair and features the Smart Glue adhesive with amazing handling properties, easy to peel apart and off your skis. With a fluorocarbon impregnation on the plush and Fiber Seal Technology, this skin is resilient and constructed to be 100% waterproof. The Alpinist has a wi..
Finally, Pomoca mo-mix off the roll! Pomoca’s Climb Pro S-Glide has become a favorite among the ski tourers that like to ski a little bit of this, that, and the other because they do well in every type of condition that includes snow. A 70% mohair, 30% nylon mix ensures well-rounded grip and glide no matter the water content in the snow. If that wasn’t enough, the plush is treated ..
From glaciers, icy skin tracks, or fitness laps at the local resort, the Vertical Mix material will gladly climb them all. Have existing hardware and just need skin material? You can do that. Want to make a custom tip-rip touring skin? Then pair it with Kohla's Race Tips and you’re good to go. The Vertical skin is generously coated with Kohla's Smart Glue, which is easier to manage..
The Mix formula from Ski Trab is 65% mohair and 35% nylon, a nice blend of glide and durability. The mix comes in sexy black and white and is sold by the centimeter so you can get exactly the length you need (remember you probably have two skis to cover!). Use the Trab skin parts to attach to Trab skis, or affix to other models with more standard tip and tail attachments. The glue ..
Fully customizable for just about any ski on the market, you can make your own fast as funk skins with Pomoca's Free Pro 2.0 plush that is available in a variety of widths. More into skinny skis? We have you literally covered. Monster powder skis? Any skis we can't cover are probably more of a snowboard type dimension. The Free Pro 2.0 plush is incredibly fast, light and packable. ..
The Kohla Freeride skin is a great choice for any skier as it offers an ideal balance of glide and climbing capabilities. Utilizing a Smart Glue adhesive, these skins have a terrifically strong bond that's easy to pull apart and reliable to reapply to your skis. The plush of the Freeride skin is made of 65% mohair and 35% nylon. For those who are more conscientious about eco-friend..
Less slippery than its banana-peel yellow appearance, the Pomoca Climb 2.0 skin material is a solid choice in all conditions. It’s particularly noted for its packability and light weight. We have found this material ideal for expedition use and situations where low weight must be paired with durability and reliable grip. It’s also suitable for skiers who are making the transition a..
The Pomoca Top Fix RACE attachments consist of a highly elastic 3.5mm traction cord, an elliptical ring with excentric holes, and a plastic end cap. These weigh 9 grams per tip including two rivets and the adjustable plastic end grip (which is now white, not black as in the picture). If you don't like peeling climbing skins off your skis with your fingernails, consider adding some ..
A simple and affordable tip system for race skins. The Colltex Race Fix kit consists of two bungee cords, washers and plastic end caps. They are affixed to your race skins with some vinyl and hammer rivets which are also included. You can also sew them on, which is how they come attached in the PDG kits. Whether your skins were purchased off the roll or dismembered in an accident, ..
The Kohla race tips are a full-featured combo of bungees, rivets, and plastic end caps. The bungees come pre-attached to the plastic end caps. To attach to your skin material of choice, cut and fold some skin over the bungees. Punch or drill some holes and hammer the rivets in place. Adjust the stoppers for your desired tip offset, and tie a knot in the bungee above to keep them in..
Contour race tips are an elastic with a sewn webbing on top and nylon washer to fit over the ski. Cut the skins, fold them back over themselves, sew or rivet the skin in place, and voila! Race rip ready.
Tips do not come with rivets or sewing kit.
Tips are sold in pairs...
The knees to your bees, the carrots to your peas, or the pajamas that your cat wears for some reason. The Pomoca Back Fix Easy is the complete top-to-bottom kit designed to get your climbing skins off the roll and onto the mountain. Included is a simple tip assembly that adjusts for a personalized fit and an adjustable length tail kit that you rivet on with the hammer you already ..
Pomoca skin attachments are available separately for your skin-fixing pleasure. Many of these are sold in pairs (look for "x2" in the drop list), while others are sold individually (x1).
Click Lock Tip Kits - Swappable tip attachment system that is screwed onto your skin and allows the interchange of various sizes of bent buckles. Comes with a pair of 85mm, 95mm, or 105mm buckle..
Tailor your current carpets to a Dynafit ski with some climbing skin attachments. These may also work with other skis that have tip notches and use a race-style skin fixing. Priced and packaged as pairs.
Rubber Tip - The rubber tips that fix Speedskins to the notches found in the tips of Dynafit and other skis. AKA Fix Long.
Tip Plate - The plastic plates emblazened with the ..
Ski Trab likes to go it alone. They require uniquely sized drill bits, make 14-layer skis, and invented a whole new boot interface for the TR2 binding. Unsurprisingly, the thought-leaders of Bormio use non-standardized climbing skin attachments (not that there are any standards for such things).
Trab's latest system is called Attivo, and the skins are attached with wide, flat cl..
BD skins have some of the best attachment systems around. They are simple and stand the test of time. Find replacement parts or build a new skin using the tools below.
Skin Tip Loop Kit - A double metal-bracket system that attaches your skins securely to the tips of your skis. Includes all necessary hardware.
Cord Tip Loop Kit - Seemingly-race-style elastic tip loop for use o..
Skins are made of tips, tails, glue, and fur. Except the fur, these can all be replaced. Here is our current lineup of parts from Colltex, the makers of Colltex skins.
Ace Tip Attachments - Combining the security of a standard tip attachment with the speed and efficiency of a race-notch. The Ace installs like a normal tip attachment without having to adjust your tail strap. Pull..
Tip & Tails is the name of a chute in Wolverine cirque, a prominent feature in the Wasatch range. It’s also the primary concern of skiers trying to fix skins to their skis. Contour makes several such kits that could be just what you need to skin to the top of that chute.
Tip Fix with Rivets - Simple buckle holder that accepts the Vario Buckles from 75mm to 115mm. Includes ha..
Kohla is an innovator when it comes to climbing skins. Aside from their new Smart Glue adhesive, they make a bunch of functional attachments. Find an assortment of such Kohla parts below, all sold in pairs.
Rubber Tips – Dynafit-style rubber tips for race skis and other skis with tip notches. Poke a hole in your skin material, push the tip through, fold the skin over the metal b..
Here lies G3 parts to repair your climbing skins or to build your own custom set.
Escapists Tip Kit - Self-aligning stainless steel clips to fit many ski tip shapes, sold as a pair.
Twin Tip Connectors - For use on skis with rounded tails and also fits well on splitboards. These are just the clips (no straps, rivets, etc) sold in pairs. These also work on BD tail straps.
Repair your Voile Splitboard skins. You may also make a custom set using your favorite parts from Voile and material from one of the many rolls we sell.
Tail Clip Kit - Everything you need to securely connect the tails of your skins to your splitboard. Includes rivets, attachments, tail straps, and clips.
Tail Clips - Replacement aluminum tail clips to attach skins to your sp..
Repair your G3 Splitboard skins using some new parts from Skimo Co (Snowboardmo Co didn't fit on the business cards-- sorry!). You may also make a custom set using your favorite parts from G3 and material from one of the many rolls of skin material that we sell. Also, check out our main G3 Skin Parts listing for more pieces not listed here.
Splitboard Tail Clip Assembly x2 - A p..
While this cutter is about 5 times more expensive than the letter-opener variety, it makes trimming skins about 100 times easier. If you value your time and the quality of your cut, the math works out in your favor. Stick your untrimmed skins on your skis and run the trimming tool down the edges. Then store it somewhere you will remember for next time. Finally, go ski...
Doing the job almost as well as more expensive skin cutters, the G3 Trim Tool is a revelation when compared to “letter-opener” blades that require repositioning the skins after each cut. Just center your skins on your skis and run the tool along the edges. Voila! Neatly trimmed skins.
Newly-tweaked to reveal just a bit more edge, the G3 tool is easily worth its low price (less t..
The Contour Offset Hybrid Trim Tool is a great addition to your workshop and skin bench. Cutting while providing an offset without the need to adjust or reposition your skins while you trim! So easy to use you will think you were a seasoned pro...
Gone are the days of using letter openers, scissors, and your teeth to trim your skins, now the preferred method is to use the Black Diamond Offset Trim Tool. This neat little gizmo will cut your skins while leaving a 3mm gap on either side for maximum edge exposure. The tool uses standard replaceable razor blades so you'll never have to worry about having to toss out your whole tr..
Pomoca’s BiColor Wax is the Neapolitan ice cream and Swiss army knife of the climbing skin world. Each flavor has its own color-coded personality and is ready to give you a leg up on the competition no matter the conditions. Use the included scraper to clear any excess moisture from the material, choose your wax, apply, and away you go! Make glopping a thing of the past with Pomoca..
To truly embrace the truth and solace of the Fast 'n Light ideology we hold here at Skimo Co (we're not a cult), you can not be caught with snow and other sludge sticking to your skins, weighing you down. Therefore we believe that skin wax is a necessity on any snow adventure, no matter the temperature or conditions. MountainFLOW's plant-based ingredients are eco-friendly, with no ..
Making your skins faster should be an easy, simple, and quick process. Kohla's Green Line Skin Wax really does all the work for you - well mostly. Just rub this wax on the plush of your skin and then go forth with speed as you skin smoothly and stick-free up the side of a mountain. It's really that simple! You can also lightly iron in the wax the night before which makes it last a ..