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Backcountry Ski Tips: How to De-Ice Skins

The Colorado Mountain School's Mike Alkaitis shares tips on how to de-ice skins while backcountry skiing.

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Depending on snow conditions, snow and ice can form between your skins and your skis causing them to slip. And that kills confidence and doesn’t bode well for climbing. So, short of warming your skins to melt the ice, Colorado Mountain School guide Mike Alkaitis shows how to get the job done.

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