ALPINIST+ GLIDE Climbing Skins
ALPINIST+ GLIDE Climbing Skins
ALPINIST+ GLIDE Climbing Skins
ALPINIST+ GLIDE Climbing Skins
ALPINIST+ GLIDE Climbing Skins

ALPINIST+ GLIDE Climbing Skins

G3 Genuine Guide Gear®
Width (match widest part of skis)
Regular price $211.00 Sale price $158.00 Save 25%
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The ideal all-purpose, go-anywhere climbing skin built for cold and dry conditions. A mix of mohair for optimal glide and nylon for added durability.

The stiff material of the ALPINIST+ tip creates a rigid platform that keeps snow from creeping under the skin and extends the use of your adhesive.

New tip connector with extended TPU tip and self-aligning stainless-steel hands give a secure, lightweight connection and superior glide while trailbreaking. The updated tail lever and elongated tail strap makes transitions fast and easy.

The refined camming clip stays positioned on the ski, reduces wear and allows for easy adjustments. Removable rip strip reduces skin-to-skin adhesion, making it easier to pull apart skins. If your glue gets contaminated on an epic traverse, you can remove the strip for extra adhesion.

  • Bomber tail connector & updated tail lever
  • Removable rip strip
  • Trim tool and skin savers included
  • Premium Plush: Lightweight, fast & durable
  • Non-toxic adhesive
  • Recycled & recyclable storage bag & box
  • Proudly designed, tested and manufactured in BC, Canada

Tech Specs

Lengths: 150 - 166cm 161 - 177cm 172 - 188cm 183 - 199cm
Size: X Short Short Medium Long
Weight (kg): 239g - 308g 254g - 318g 264g - 350g 284g - 374g
Weight (lb): 8.4oz - 10.9oz 8.9oz - 11.2oz 9.3oz - 12.3oz 10.0oz - 13.2oz
Width: 100mm 115mm 130mm 145mm


Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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Louis-Philip Pothier
Gear that work!!

Live, work and play on the snow.
As a Professional Outdoor Guide in the Canadian Arctic, I need to know that I can trust my gear. Too often my equipment is what makes the difference between a successful day with guests and a disaster… G3 has solid gear, that as proven itself over the years. Solidly built to last through the abuses of life.

Colo Dreamin
Good Skins for 2 Seasons, Then Needs a Refresh

Season 1 they were good. Season 2 the glue did not stick well. Beginning of Season 3, the glue did not stick at all. Contacted Customer Service and Keven recommended doing a refresh per the video below. I followed the instructions and the skins became sticky again. Thank you Keven for your advice. YouTube video placeholder
Great skin - incorrect sizing chart - poor customer service

Great skins. Ordered my second pair. Unfortunately the sizing chart on the website is incorrect instructing to round up to the nearest skin size when the product manual contradicts this and says to round your ski size down to the nearest skin size.

When I received the skins the TPU tip was hanging over either side of the ski. Customer service instructed me to use the trim tool on the TPU tip. Not too happy with the outcome.

Hi Nick, Thanks for your review. There's a lot of personal preference when it comes to skin coverage, but for length our sizing charts recommends sizing down. We recommend a smaller size since most of your skin’s grip comes from just a few dozen centimeters under the binding. For width we recommend sizing up so you get full coverage underfoot where it counts.

We recommend lining up your skins against your skis before taking the protective Mylar off the glue or doing any trimming to ensure you have the best fit. If you for some reason you have purchased the wrong size you can bring it back to the point of purchase to exchange it for the optimal size.

Ross Robinson
Leaves glue on skins, disappointed

I've used these skins for two years, roughly 40 ski tours. At the end of the first year, they began leaving skin glue on the base of my skis. This glue is incredibly difficult to remove, and every tour now is negatively affected because my skis no longer have glide once I remove the skins because there is so much glue on the bottom sticking to the snow. I'm not exaggerating when I say I could skin uphill without the skins on due to the amount of glue left on my ski bases! When they worked, they were great, but these were very expensive to only get such a short life out of them.

Hi Ross, we are sorry to see that you were experiencing glue issues with your skins. Please reach out to us in our contact us froms so we help you better. - G3