If you're tired of sliding back down a mountain as you climb your way up, then the K2 Hardside Skins are just what you're missing. A backcountry skier will often encounter slippery slopes and climbs that are just too steep, which is where the skins can really lend a hand. Adding traction and control, you can climb even the steepest slopes as long as you have skins attached. The z-clip ties on the K2 skins even make sure no snow gets between your ski and your skin. The clips are located above the skis to make sure there's no drag. Just remember, you'll need K2 Hardside Skis in order to use the K2 Hardside Skins.