It's an art. Putting on your skis in steep terrain (even without counting wind, adrenaline, exhaustion, snow, and other factors) can easily result in a torpedoing ski. But it doesn't have to. Here, the Colorado Mountain School's Mike Alkaitis shows how to do it without sending a ski.
Backcountry Ski Tips: How to Take Off Skins in the Wind
Because it's not cool to let your skins flap around like a wet Band-Aid.