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Glide and ride.

As a touring enthusiast, you want a skin that glides on the uphill and packs light on the downhill. Fortunately, so does the G3 Alpinist Climbing Skin. Backed by the tech necessary for an intuitive and highly functional piece of gear, the Alpinist cuts through snow and vertical like butter and paper, respectively.

  • Low-profile tip connector uses pivoting hands to fit securely on your ski tip and eliminate the extra weight and floppiness of fold-over designs
  • Laminated tail uses G3 tail connection system to reduce drag
  • Waterproofing treatment prevents clumping when you move through multiple climate zones
  • Temperature-tolerant adhesive remains sticky even when it gets cold
  • RipStrip makes it easy to pull off the ski and reduces skin-to-skin sticking
  • Includes nylon case, skin savers, and trim tool

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I'm throwing these on my Atomic Automatic 109's with a 189 length. I'm trying to determine which size to use, and whether the twin tip tail attachment is necessary. Thanks.


In a 189 length you're right between the L and XL skin length. You could choose either one - the Long will be a little less bulky and slightly lighter, while the X-Long may provide a little more grip. I'd go with the Long length to save a little weight on a ski that big.

As for the width, go with the 130mm.

Finally, I would pick up a pair of the Twin Tip Connectors. The Automatic's more round and raised tail won't provide the best connection with the stock camming closure. Having your tail clips slide off the ski while you're touring gets old real quick.

4 5

Great Glue and Durabiloty

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The glue on these skins lasts a lifetime. The skins also cut and trim down nicely as you keep changing skis and widths but don't want to buy new skins. I haven't experienced much slipping, even icier or steeper tracks, but from time to time they do slip and this is where I like my BD skins a bit better. I have to say, the lengths are kind of a draw back. Seems weird after using BD for so long that the skins wouldn't just come in a more standard length. Don't buy um too short.

Great Glue and Durabiloty
4 5

will get you to the top

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

stick well to the skis, dont slide off, tip connectors work very well. all and all, great skins, do what they should do. however, the hairs seem to be a bit too short. i noticed that i start sliding in bad conditions sooner than climbers with high traction skins of BD skins. i think i'll look into skins that provide better traction in the future, but these guys have helped me climb quite a few peaks, so no complaints.

What is included when you buy the skins? Is there a tip attachment? A storage bag? A tail attachement? A cut kit?

Hi, what size should I buy for my Kastle TX97s? 167cm length, 128/ 97/ 117 width. Thanks.

5 5

my second pair, stoked!

Ok, I've not used mu new skins yet except to cut them - really easy to DIY with the tool provided. However, I have another pair cut for other skis and I can say that these skis grip really well, are easy to take on and off. My only advice is for a twin tip ski change the tail attachment to the twin tip connector, otherwise you will find the skin can come off the ski. Ive got both attachments now for flat tail and twin tip skis, can't wait to tour with them this winter.

What size for my G3 Empire 115 skis, they are 190 length , tip 145 waist 115 and tail 126. ?

Hey Sae,
You could go with the Long or Extra Long in the 130mm or 140mm width. The 130mm should provide enough coverage on the contact points of the ski, but if you want the best coverage possible the 140mm would offer that.

What size for K2 Sidestash? They're 174s and 139-108-127. Thanks

5 5

G3 Alpinist Skins are great!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my second pair of Alpinist skins and I love them! They have great traction and pack up well. the G3 cutting tool makes it easy to do it your self.

4 5

G3 Alpinist Climbing Skin

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Wow, these skins work great in all snow conditions. I almost ordered to small of skin width wise. Make sure you order the same width or greater as the fattest part of the front of your skis and trim them to fit. It takes 5 min per ski to trim them up with the included tool.
They also came with a skin saver mat and a storage bag.

I have a pair of Fischer Watea skis that are 130 mm in the tip, 96 mm in the waist and 120 mm in the tail. Length is 170 mm. I assume the short size, but what width skins should I buy? Thanks

Hey Pnop,

You could go with the 115mm or 130mm width. The 115mm width will be lighter, but have less coverage (which leads to less traction), whereas the 130mm will have better coverage, but a bit heavier.

Give me a call or shoot me an e-mail if you have any other questions!



These would be for a pair of Atomic Automatic 102's. Length 180 cm, 131-102-122. Which would be best fit?

In addition they would be used mostly to skin up groomed runs and the same runs ungroomed once area closes. Would you recommend these or High Traction's from G3? Any other brands?


Get the 130mm long. You do not need the high traction version. They are really only for split boarders who have far less surface area on the snow than you will.

You can call or email me directly. 801-736-6398, or

What would be the right size for an Armada TST that is 183cm in length 119-132-102-123? Thank you so much!

130 mm Long would be the best size. You will not have to cut at all around the section of the ski that is 132 mm in width.

You can call or email me directly. 801-736-6398, or

DPS Wailer 112 RP2 skis, 178cm length - which size fits best? Thanks for the help!!

140 mm width in the medium length would work best for you. You can call or email me directly. 801-736-6398, or

3 5

Not Quite

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these for AT in the Wasatch and they are OK for ordinary use but:
(1) They don't re-adhere well when doing laps
(2) They slip backwards when climbing steepish slopes, while the BD ascensions and Pomoca Climb Pro Glide seem to have a steeper max angle with decent gliding.

Hi What size skin for Armada Magic J 180cm 138-143-126-140-134 20m?


Hey Erik,
The 140mm width will fit the Mau J best. Both the medium and long lengths will fit the 180cm length. To save weight you could go with the medium, since those skis have so much tip and tail rocker.

What size skin for my Moment Governors? (186cm -142-116-128)

Hey Jesse,

I'd recommend the Long length in a 130 width. Feel free to hit me up with any other questions!


1-800-409-4502 ext. 4767

What skin would you recommend for the Voile Vector? 170cm length, 118/94/107 ?

Short: 162 - 172cm
For wall to wall coverage, the 115mm width would be best.

What size for Salomon; 180cm, 133,95,115mm
Dynastar; 172cm, 133, 97, 113mm

For wall to wall coverage, you would want the 130mm width for either of those skis. But you could get away with the 115mm width to save weight and trim less material off.
Medium length will fit 171-181cm skis.

what size for icelantic nomad 171, 140-105-130?


At 171cm, you're right on the line between the short and medium lengths, but I'd go opt for the Medium/140mm size because you'll get a tiny bit more uphill grip with the longer length.