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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!

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
As the bards have constantly reminded us throughout the course of time, there are a few inevitable realities that cannot be escaped: death, taxes, and messing up trimming your newly arrived climbing skins. Thankfully, there is a solution! These skins are, as the name implies, precut perfectly to match the oh-so-tantalizing curves of select Hagan skis. Being comprised of 100% mohair..
$128.95 From $99.95
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
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 end up throwing half of the material in a standard kit in the garbage. Thankfully, product developers at Contour saw this issue unfold and decided it’s time for a kit with less material and ass..
$109.95
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..
$109.95
Ready-to-go skins precut for Movement skis, complete with simple attachments and a cool apple logo. The Extreme Camlock skins cut for Alp Tracks and X-models are 100% mohair, while most of the rest of the skins (e.g. Vertex, Apex, Session) are mohair-mix. The Race Pro models are an even faster race formula. All are full coverage and carved to match the sidecut of the skis. The Move..
$189.95 $113.97
The compromise between lightweight packability and reliable grip is a perennial challenge that skin makers are trying to address. How much mohair? How much nylon? How much of the bottom of the ski do we want to cover? G3 has been making skins for years, and their Minimist line was created to address that very challenge. The Minimist Glide skin is a 70/30 momix skin that packs the b..
$205.95 From $123.57
The Gara Aero race skins are made with 100% mohair and are designed to attach to the Gara Aero World Cup skis. The skins feature the Attivo fixing system that has wide tip clasps with a pull tab. These are parallel race skins that don't need trimming. In fact, Trab even pre-rounded the tails for you. Just hook the clip on the tip, run your hand along the length of the skin to help ..
$129.95
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
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
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 ..
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For those who have ever been out on days when the skin track is basically vera glass ice, things can feel desperate on average width skis, let alone using a pair of race skis and race skins. When conditions seem downright obnoxious, Voile has you covered with the Hyper Glide Skimo Skins. Using the same blend as their Hyper Glide skins, this version is cut in narrower lengths design..
$139.95
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
Ski Trab uses a unique Attivo fixing system to attach skins quickly and securely to its skis. Designed to be pulled with one hand from either the tip or tail, the skin fix consists of a metal clasp with a pull tab (tip) and a plastic knob (tail) that fit perfectly in custom notches on Ski Trab skis. The skins come in two flavors, mohair and mohair mix. The mohair mix skins are a..
$149.95 From $99.00
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
Manufactured by Pomoca, the Dynafit race skins feature a easy-to-grip rubber tip for hassle free application and removal. The race skins are 59mm wide and ~160cm in length, but racers usually trim off the back 10-15cm. The plush is 100% mohair that has been treated to be extra glide-y. Waterproof membrane between fur and glue keeps your skin sticky. Water repellent treatmen..
$159.95
Why bother trimming skins when you can get Pomoca-quality Speedskins precut for Dynafit skis? The climbing skins include a patented clamp system designed to work effortlessly on non-race model (i.e. other than Dy.N.A. and PDG) skis. Designed to be ripped off from the tip of the ski, the Speedskins include an easy-to-grab rubber stick that fits perfectly in Dynafit tip notches. The ..
From $159.95
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
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
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
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
If you subscribe to the mindset of, “precut skins or bust,” and currently find yourself in possession of select SCOTT skis, then you’re in luck. Matching the perfect curvaceousness of your SCOTT skis, these 65% mohair 35% nylon skins find the right combination of grip, glide, durability, weight, and stickiness. The Fiber Seal waterproof material won’t help you get your daily dose o..
From $179.95
The Contour Guide Mix skins are reliable enough for use by mountain guides and simple enough for the rest of us. A durable and grippy blend of mohair and nylon fibers graces the bottom of the skins, providing plenty of traction on the up. The glue is a proven hot-melt formula that just seems to stick lap after lap, while not being too difficult to pull apart or off your skis. A sim..
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Love your Voile Objective or Objective BC Skis, but do not want to spend hours custom building skins for the tip notch? Check out the Voile Hyper Glide Objective 85mm Skins. As with their other skins, Voile teamed up with Pomoca to produce a top-notch product. Made of a 70% mohair and 30% nylon blend, these 85mm wide skins have enough grip for the steepest skin tracks, while keepin..
$184.95
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
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
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
The K2 precut skins are made by Pomoca, meaning they work great. Featuring a mohair / nylon blend, the skins offer excellent glide (once broken in) and grip you can depend on in any situation. Pomoca glue is one of our favorite adhesives for all conditions, temperatures, and temperaments. The tip hook and tail clip integrate with the skin attachment holes that are installed in the ..
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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
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
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
Hybrid is all the rage these days. Hybrid cars, hybrid dog breeds, hybrid wines. Ok, maybe I made two of those up, but in the skin world Hybrid is hot. Elan is using Contour's Hybrid Mix skins as their go-to option for your Elan Ripsticks. 70% mohair, 30% nylon - 100% fast and durable. Mohair is the fast, nylon helps to increase durability so the two working together means you have..
$199.95
If you find yourself the proud new owner of La Machine skis from Faction and are looking to unleash the uphill potential of those very same skis, look no further. These precut climbing skins are made to perfectly mate with your La Machine skis, sorta like peanut butter and jelly. Knowing that durability and packability are both important, Faction went with a 65-35% mohair nylon mix..
$199.95
Voile has gotten serious about their climbing skin performance. By teaming up with industry-leading Pomoca, Voile is taking advantage of the best technology available. The Hyper Glide skins are a 70% mohair 30% nylon mix that provide the best balance between claw-like uphill grip, and energy-saving silky glide. Ever Dry hydrophobic treatment prevents the fibers from absorbing water..
From $204.95
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
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
Not in the mood to cut and mess up your newly purchased climbing skins? Then don’t! Armada has done the hard part for you by trimming these to perfectly match the sidecut of your Locator ski. By going with a mohair nylon mix, these Austrian-made skins are designed to be light and packable without compromising on durability. The Fiber Seal construction protects the glue against mois..
$209.95
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 ..
$214.95
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 ..
$219.95
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..
$219.95
Skins by Volkl, precut to fit your Rise High 88, or Rise Beyond 98 right out of the box. With the time-tested mix of 70% mohair and 30% nylon, these skins will zip you up the mountain to where you need to be. Utilizing Kohla's new Smart Glue, the skins have impressive adhesion throughout the day and are surprisingly easy to rip off - especially considering how well affixed to your ..
$224.95 From $174.95
Also known as the Pomoca Climb Pro, these 100% mohair skins give you natural glide. However, unlike untreated mohair that can get waterlogged, the Pomocas feature an EverDry treatment that helps prevent glomming and a waterproof membrane to keep moisture off your glue. Think of it as modern mohair. Also modern is the ready2Climb attachment set with a replaceable tip buckle (two siz..
From $229.95
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 'Free' in 'Free Pro 2.0' is there because these skins are so light, you might become confused while skinning and believe that you've floated free from the constraints of gravity. The Pomoca Free Pro 2.0 skins are a 70/30 mohair blend sewn onto an ultra-thin, ultra-packable backing material. Sprinkled with Pomoca's industry topping waterproof coating and shipped with a tradition..
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The God of skiing on Mount Olympus is Alpinisios Skimosius and right now we suspect he has a position at Colltex because someone released the Colltex PDG Special Edition Box straight from the gods. This box set includes everything you might want for a race set up from Colltex; it even comes with a sweet headband! The PDG Special Edition Box includes a pair of PDG Race Skins, a pair..
$229.95
You know what's easier than cutting skins to fit your skis? Not cutting them! Let DPS do the hard work and pair these mixed mohair skins with your new DPS skis for the perfect fit out of the box. To maximize glide and grip these skins are a 70% mohair/30% nylon mix Pomoca Pro S-Glide skin that show off your love for DPS with great graphics (that you will rarely see since the goal i..
$229.95 From $199.95
The perfect skin system? Let’s see. Can easily rip the skins off from the tip of your ski, without removing your skis: check. Has manageable glue that’s not too sticky yet doesn’t fall off: check. Comes lathered in Pomoca’s race treatment for maximum glide: check. Good grip and reasonably durable with a mohair mixture: check. Cut short of the tail to streamline your stride: check. ..
$229.95
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..
$234.95

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