Ever try to skin using one arm? It's not comfortable, and, on difficult terrain, it can be near impossible or dangerous. But there's and easy $2 fix, and the Colorado Mountain School's Mike Alkaitis shows us what it is.
Because it's not cool to let your skins flap around like a wet Band-Aid.
Setting a bootpack is as simple as hiking up hill with skis on your back, but doing it efficiently can leave you some gas in the tank for another lap.
Because you don't want to send a ski torpedoing down the slope getting first tracks without you.