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Skins should be easy to switch so you can get out and play. At least, that's the philosophy of the G3 Women's Alpinist elle Climbing Skins. The Elle’s RipStrip reduces skin to skin adhesion, removal from skis is quick and painless (as it should be).

  • Innovative tip connector features pivoting steel hands mounted on a low-profile crossbar so skins don't get ditched on the ascent
  • Direct tail strap lamination helps create a low-profile bond for optimized glide\
  • G3’s glue formula works exceptionally in all snow conditions
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Sticks like sweaty polyester

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bought these to replace my old G3 skins that were too narrow for my new fatty skis. LOVE them. Stick tight even on steep icy skin trails. The design of the tip and tail kit is improved from older versions, as is the trim tool which made cutting simple for a perfect fit.

Now all we need is more snow!

Nice Graphics, Great Tractions

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Using these on my Rossignol 178 S3's with 95 underfoot. By following the directions for length and buying the 130's, I now have excellent fitted skins. It is worth noting, it takes no technical knowledge to trim these skins.

I really like the tail connector, as opposed to the BD tails that I was more acquainted with. These tails go on very easily, are quite simple to adjust, and with a simple pull, come right off. They sometimes go a little cockeyed on the tails, (as they are twin tip skis) but this is to be expected and easily fixed.

Skin wise, they have great traction, while maintaing a fair level of glide. This pleasantly surprised me, as I am used to incredibly grippy skins. With that said, these had no trouble going up hill.

Finally, I would just like to say how the tip, while slightly unconventional works quite well and does not come off the ski as one might expect.

The graphics on the bottoms draw compliments, the skins are grippy enough, but still easy to get off, and are flexible and thin enough to stuff in a jacket pocket, even on a colder day.

Same as Alpinist

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought these as a replacement for a pair of Alpinist skins that were too short. There were no Alpinist in the size I needed so decided to try these as the seemed to be exactly the same. They are the same, the tip and tail attachments work well and are easy to use. The skins glide and grip well and they are light and fold up small. I did have a bit of a problem with snow working its way under the skin and the glue doesn't seem very sticky. Also, the include trim tool works well, but appears to cause a bit of damage to the glue on the edges - be careful when cutting - I think this may be why I am getting snow in there.

Hey guys,

Will the x-small 140mm fit on the rossignol saffron 7 162cm. thanks

Will my friends make fun of me if i am a dude and use them? Will they lose all traction and function?

Want to put these on my wife's 170cm Shreditor 102 skis (131/102/125). Would the 130mm in Short work? Also - do they come with the trimming tool? Thanks

My skis are 149 cm long, could I get away with your x-short size?

Angela, these will just be too short. You really need and then the to fit your skis. Or you could buy these and then to cut these skins length wise and then attach a new tail piece.

Bill Porreca


I have Pandora 2014 Line skis size 172. What size skins should I go for? Also, what is the difference between the regular G3 alpinist and the women's version

what size skins would i get for 112-70-97 k2 skis, 174 in length?

Hey CCC,

The medium length would work best. The 155mm medium length would fit best. However, if the widest part of the skis does not contact the snow, and the widest part that contacts the snow is around 105mm the 100mm width will work well too.

I just received these skins and while the...

I just received these skins and while the fit is good, i'm not totally sure about how well they will stick to the snow. They seem really flat, as though the hairs are quite short and not at all fluffed up. Perhaps it's because i've never used G3 skins before, but i'm a little skeptical that they'll actually hold onto the snow. Any thoughts? Do I need to "fluff" them up or something?

Best Answer

Hey Sophia!

Thanks so much for your order.

I've got G3 skins, and you are right, it is a little suprising how short the hairs are, but good news for you...

NO fluffing required : )

The skins will stick to snow like a charm and you'll be hauling uphill! The Alpinist skins are a great option and I've been using mine for 2 seasons now, I probably use them about 15-20 times per year.

Stay safe out there : )

would the 130mm in Med be a good fit for...

would the 130mm in Med be a good fit for my 171 Rossignol Sick Birds after getting trimmed down? (specs 128/98/121) my last set of fitted skins were stolen, and i'm unsure which size they were.. any help would be awesome!

Best Answer

Definitely get the mediums! I just got the short for my Kiku 170's which say they go up to 172, but even at the very last hole on the tail clip they barely fit and there is a little too much exposure on the tails. Really wish I got the mediums.

I am thinking 130mm shorts for a pair of...

I am thinking 130mm shorts for a pair of Volk Kiku 170's (139/107/123). Am I right?

what width should I get to fit my BD starlet...

what width should I get to fit my BD starlet 166? Would the short 130mm work?

Hey Sam,

I think trimming down a short 130 mm is the best idea for your ski.

On an unrelated note I do strongly suggest changing your user name to anything other than your email address. This is a public format and anybody can see what is written. Putting personal information out like that is as bad of an idea as leaving your social security number on a bus seat.

what width are your skins??????

what width are your skins??????

Will the x-short size work on ski length...

Will the x-short size work on ski length 164. I wan to get the width of 130mm but bc only has them in xshort and long.

Will these skins fit the women's rossignol...

Will these skins fit the women's rossignol S7 (168cm)?

Yes & No. The recommended width/length would be a 130mm short. G3 makes this, but it looks like Backcountry is out. The G3 Alpinist skin ( is the exact same skin (graphic change only) and they have some in that size.

How are these different from the Alpinist...

How are these different from the Alpinist (other than graphics)? What makes them "women specific"?

What is the width of these? Is the length...

What is the width of these? Is the length adjustable so I can use them on all my back country skis?

What are the pros and cons of having...

What are the pros and cons of having wall-to-wall skins vs straight skins

Could somebody post the skin lengths for...

Could somebody post the skin lengths for long, med, and small? It makes it impossible to know which size to buy....