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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.

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There’s little worse than getting to the top of a mountain with the wind howelling so much you can hardly get your skins off. The more they flap, the harder it is to secure them in your jacket or pack. And, depending on the terrain at the top, you’re bound to get them dirty, reducing their stickiness. Here, the Colorado Mountain School’s Mike Alkaitis shows us how to remove skins in the wind to prevent them from flapping like a wet Band-aid.

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