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Climbing Skins for Backcountry Skis

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!

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Check out our starters guide to selecting a pair of climbing skins for your skis. Choose from precut, trim-to-fit, race, or build your own!

Nikwax has long been the industry leader in reviving outdoor clothing and preserving the integrity of high-tech fabrics. Turns out they can do the same for your climbing skins. The Ski Skin Wax uses similar chemicals to the Nikwax DWR (durable water repellent) treatments to add water-repellency directly to the fibers. This also means mucho glide in the spring when others are glommi..
$14.95
Pomoca’s race formula with a twist. The Race Pro Grip is designed to be the secret weapon when the skin track freezes over and everybody starts to slip, or when the slope angle increases beyond all reason. Pomoca usually reserves their famous Grip treatment for touring skins, but when it’s applied to the fastest Race Pro formula you end up with the Race Pro Grip. While it may be sl..
$159.95
Pre-schoolers tend to possess better arts and crafts skills than the average adult and would make light work of cutting a perfectly rounded tip or tail on a climbing skin. Unfortunately for most of us, we don’t always have a state-of-the-art pre-schooler available to do our arts and crafts which is why Pomoca is offering cutting patterns for climbing skins. Seeking those perfectly ..
$64.95
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..
$19.95
​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 ..
$49.95
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 ..
$0.52
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..
$0.36
Race material wide enough for your pow planks! Since more surface area means more friction while skinning, fatter skis should have faster skins. The Pomoca Race formula has been vying for the title of “fastest skin on earth”, and now it’s available for light and fast powder laps. Looking to ski that untouched bowl but it’s really far away and you’d rather not take race skis? No pro..
$0.43
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 waterpro..
From $199.95
It’s fitting that some of the fastest skis on the block have some of the fastest skins available as part of a matching kit. The Colltex PDG is a fan favorite because of its astonishing gliding power and the ability to retain grip while others are slipping. It’s also the basis for Movement’s standard race skins. The simple elastic tip kit is adjustable for a user-customized tip-rip ..
$139.95 $119.46
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...
$19.95
Trim your skins and open your letters with the same tool!..
$2.95
If you have the Contour Hybrid skins (mohair or mix), you’re likely enjoying the easy-to-manage, multi-layer glue formula. The skins stick to your skis yet require little effort to separate when stored glue-to-glue. Keep it that way for years with the Contour Hybrid Cleaning Spray. This proprietary formula cleans and refreshes the surface layer of glue. Cleanliness is next to godli..
$29.95
Treat your natural mohair skins with a coat of unnatural chemicals. Naturally, this will improve your experience in spring when snow is wavering between cold and wet. This quick-spray formula helps prevent icing as you skin from shadow to sunlight and back. Spray, pray, and better enjoy your day. 200ml...
$29.95
The Pomoca Climb 2.0 formula focuses on savings of both the weight and cash varieties. Pomoca uses a short nap on its Safer Skin Light backing, making for an extremely lightweight and packable skin. They also shaved a few dollars off the price by skipping the S-Glide treatment, making this skin perfect for folks who like to step up the hill without sliding backward and who aren't c..
From $189.95
We’re not sure but we think the “S” stands for “Super”. The new Pomoca Super treatment on the old reliable Climb Pro Glide skins makes them even better at sliding. The friction coefficient is now more akin to racing formulas than to similar mohair-mix skins. Good sliding technique will be rewarded with up to 20% energy savings on an average climb, a figure extrapolated from recent ..
$209.95 From $179.95
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. ..
From $0.45
Pomoca is only contented by having the fastest skins on the market. The Race Pro 2.0 formula has been competition and lab tested for several years with the singular goal of maximizing glide. This is the skin that Kilian Jornet has been winning race after race on in Europe. Now available for the rest of us, the Race 2.0 will shine on long climbs and traverses where extra resistance ..
From $159.95
Black Diamond skins are coming around to the light side. The “UltraLite” construction is 20% lighter and more packable than previous iterations. In addition, BD renovated the tip attachments into a simple Dynex™ cord and pipe that is light, secure, and field replaceable. All this means you can have the most reliable glue in the industry without the weight penalties. The UltraLite f..
$194.95 $146.21
Fast, user-friendly, easily customizable, with built-in race bungees? Winner, winner, chicken dinner. Pre-cut to match Atomic’s Backland 65, 78, 85, and 95 skis, these 100% mohair skins are the quickest way to ride your fancy new skis. The skins are pre-trimmed to accommodate the Backland sidecut and expose just enough edge to use as an edge. If you plan on using the included tail-..
$199.95 From $119.91
The GlideLite mix skins are 65/35 blend of mohair and nylon. They are lighter, faster, and more packable than the equivalent Ascension skins. The glue is BD Gold Label, a secret formula that arguably works too well. GlideLite skins are held to your skis with double wire-bracket tips and rugged elastic tail straps. At the end of the tail straps are replaceable metal cams that hang o..
$199.95 $149.96
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. T..
From $15.95
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 ..
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Using the same multi-layer glue found in the Hybrid Mix skins, the Pure version offers the premium glide of 100% mohair. Contour is an Austrian company known as the mohair experts, so these are built with some of the finest fibers and weave in the industry. Now attached to your skis with the reliable-yet-manageable Hybrid glue formula, the skins will be hard to beat. The kits are a..
From $209.95
The Hybrid glue system from Contour solves the stickiest skin problem. That is designing a glue strong enough to adhere to the backing but not so strong that you can’t separate a skin from itself. Contour achieved this goal by using multiple layers of glue. An especially sticky formula rests against the skin which is covered in another layer of less tacky glue that keeps the interf..
$189.95 From $139.95
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..
From $0.08
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..
$24.95
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 ..
From $0.30
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 ..
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Blizzard talked Pomoca into making a specially formulated nap for their precut skins. Called Velvet, the unique mix of fibers is harvested from mostly or completely dead animals and/or plants. Hard to say for sure, but something was probably alive at some point or at least considered organic. It was probably orange whatever it was. Or maybe the fibers were dyed with something inspi..
$179.95 From $159.95
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..
$6.95
Take twenty seconds to put a coat of Contour Liquid Wax on one skin and feel the difference compared to the untreated skin. The easiest and most effective way to add glide to your skins while preventing icing. Squeeze some liquid wax through the applicator sponge while rubbing it with the grain. The special formula impregnates the skin fibers, coating them with glide-y goodness. Sc..
$19.95
Mohair skins from the mohair experts. As the first company to use mohair to make climbing skins, Contour knows its way around the barn. Coupled with attachments that know their way around your ski, the trim-to-fit Guide Cut skins are hard to beat. The fast mohair glide is a given. But with a thicker plush and backing than the competition, the grip and durability are also solid. Las..
$189.95 From $148.84
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..
From $11.95
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 the chute. Tip Fix with Rivets - Simple buckle holder that accepts the Vario Buckles from 75mm to 115mm. Includes ham..
From $4.95
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..
From $4.95
Leave it to the mohair experts to solve mohair’s problems. Crossing from sun-affected snow into shaded snow is a sure way to experience hateful glomming on the bottom of you skins. Applying Contour skin wax is a sure way to prevent it. The 40g block of blue wax is a special paraffin blend specifically designed to keep your skins from icing up. It comes in a small plastic container ..
$9.95
Contour Race skins are known for their durability and luxurious plush. You probably won’t sleep on them too often, but the snow will thank you for the soft petting. They are very grippy yet still have excellent glide. The Race kits are made of 100% mohair which is naturally light and sleek. The tips feature a neat plastic D-ring sewn in with a replaceable bungee cord attached. The ..
From $139.95
Colltex has taken mohair to the extreme. They did this by naming their 100% mohair skins “Colltex Extreme” and by coloring the skins red which is the fastest color (at least in cars). If that isn’t enough to scare you off then you will be extremely pleased with the contents of the blue box. Inside are skins proven through countless climbs through the Alps, with no-compromise glide ..
$234.95 $144.44
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...
$29.95
Now you can get your ol' reliables by the meter centimeter. Customize your skins with your favorite tip and tail, or attach the STS tip & tails for an inexpensive version of the Black Diamond kits. The BD Ascension nylon skins can take a beating and are backed with the stickiest glue around. According to local legends, they are the only thing that works in some climates. Type i..
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Like any good backcountry ski or beauty product manufacturer, Atomic offers an easy solution to your skin problems. Simply take the 70/30% mohair mix skins out of the box, remove the sheathing, and apply them to your ski bases. They are already cut to the length and width of your Atomic skis. Currently offered are models that match the Backland 78, 85, and 95 skis. Plastic in..
From $179.95
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..
From $9.95
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, ..
$16.95
For a perfect match to Fischer’s line of impressive backcountry skis, use the also-impressive precut skins. The skins are 65% mohair and 35% nylon, hitting that sweet spot in terms of grip vs. glide. Fischer uses a modified version of the K2 clip system to attach pre-trimmed skins to the base of their skis. There are stepped holes in the tips of models such as the Hannibal, making ..
$199.95
Colltex invented the adhesive climbing skin in the sixties, and they continue to produce amazing skins that are chosen by guides and companies such as Atomic, Movement, and Ski Trab. The Mix formula is a workhorse blend of 65% mohair and 35% nylon that gets you up the hill reliably. With the abrasion resistance of nylon and the glide of mohair, the Mix is a great all-around skin fo..
From $229.95
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..
From $0.34
Purple is the new pink! The Colltex PDG race skins are top of the line Swiss technology. Found underneath the skis of many European champions, the PDG skins are 100% mohair with a special glide treatment. They weigh in at 20% less than other mohair skins from Colltex, yet corners were not cut. The sleek violet racers are woven strong enough to keep the hair attached to the skin, wi..
$139.95

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