We’ve had a few questions about how we ski up-hill. So, thanks to my stunning assistant Jules Mitchell, the Green Team bring you a short lesson in ski skins.
You take a standard ski that is smooth on the underside and excellent for skiing down hill due to the low amount of friction between it and the snow. To this you add what we call a skin. A skin is a synthetic material that allows the ski to run smoothly in one direction and allows it to grip in the opposite direction. What this means is that when you push your ski up hill it will run smoothly. However, when it wants to slip back down it can’t as the skin will grip onto the snow because of the thousands of little hairs it contains, like trying to stroke a dog backwards!
Easy, all you need to do now is repeat this action for 8 hours and you’ll be at the top of the hill, simples.
Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/-uBgPLEkyjo