G3 Genuine Guide Gear Alpinist Splitboard Skins

Priced: $152.95 - $179.95 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 17 reviews.
Visit our Daily Deals for great products at low prices.
G3 Genuine Guide Gear Alpinist Splitboard Skins -

Snowboarders asked for it and we listened. G3's long history of climbing skin research and design have been applied to the new Alpinist Splitboard Skin - purpose built for backcountry snowboarders. Our premium Splitboard Skins have been engineered from tip to tail to be the lightest, fastest gliding, most reliable and secure splitboard climbing skins available.


  • Plush mohair and nylon fabric provide unrivaled glide and traction on the skin track


  • Easily trimmed to fit
  • A curved, low-profile tip connector with self-aligning stainless steel hands for a secure fit

Weather and Wind:

  • A hydrophobic waterproofing treatment helps keep the Alpinist from gumming up


  • A low-drag tail strap for convenience


  • Patent-pending tip connection
  • G3 Twin tip connector for tail attachment
  • A non-toxic, ultra-low temperature adhesive ensures the skins stick to your splitboard's base
  • Splitboard specific offset
Berg's Ski Shop
Newly Designed High performance G3 Alpinist Splitboard skins are engineered with a supple hydrophobic yarn that virtually eliminates water retention or ice build-up. The G3's Splitboard tip and tail construction system is perhaps the most flexible of any skins available. NEW in the tail is the Laminated Tail connector which is still using the dependable tail clip system but now has less weight and drag. The tip fastener will accommodate fat rides and the new tail connection uses a secure rubber strap that is laminated together for less drag and more dependable which will adjust to skis of different lengths. The Alpinist Splitboard Skins will propel you to new heights for years to come!!!
With the tip and tail attachments on the G3 Split Board Alpinist Skins you can get the skins super tight so the skins stay in place. The Alpinist is made to fit almost any split board model you may have, check out the size ranges, and get pumped about the adjustable tail clip!

Mountain Gear
Make your uphill treks to the next drop-off easier when you use the Alpinist Splitboard Skins from G3.

Forget bootpacking and invest in a splitboard and the G3 Alpinist Split Board Skins. For years, you've had to deal with riding crowded resorts, but after you take an avy course and invest in some avy gear, you're ready for the backcountry.
Want it cheaper? Set your own price.
Enter the price you want to pay and we'll email or text you if we find a store that will sell it for that amount:
Price: $
Your email:
Cell number: (optional, for text message)
Learn how offers work...
23 people have already set their own price.
Average Price History: Price History
Review RatingNumber of Reviews
Features:Toe and Tail Clips
Length:168 to 182 cm
Sizes:145cm-159cm, 159cm-173cm, 168-182cm
Tail Attachment Type:Clipfix
Compare specifications to related products.

Similar Products:

G3 Genuine Guide Gear High Traction Splitboard SkinsG3 Genuine Guide Gear High Traction Splitboard Skins$134.96 - $189.95
G3 Genuine Guide Gear Splitboard Skin 2ndsG3 Genuine Guide Gear Splitboard Skin 2nds$129.97
G3 Genuine Guide Gear Highfriction Splitboard SkinG3 Genuine Guide Gear Highfriction Splitboard Skin$161.95

Related Categories:

G3 Genuine Guide Gear

G3 Genuine Guide Gear Alpinist Splitboard Skins Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

used these on the lib trice split, 164.5 cm. used size medium skins. Had to do minimal trimming.
Glue is great in mix of temperatures. Used the skins in everything from a 15 degree morning with fresh pow (8") to warming later in the day encountering soft warm snow, crust, and ice. Skins literally went up anything. Very tough too- went right over rocks, pine needles and twigs sticking up in the snow. No damage to skins. Even went through parking lot mash potatoes with sand and salt. No damage- nothing stuck to skins!
In the field, the skins separate easily from the board and themselves. You don't need to do shoulder exercises to pull them apart- very easy. They glide well on flat sections and there is no slippage on steep sections.
Tip and tail connection is top notch and what splitboarders have been waiting for! Better than the Voile skins and they have a tail clip too! Cheaper than buying Voile skins and an aftermarket tail connector from Sparks R&D. The G3 skins also come with "cheat sheets". Great value for a complete set up requiring no modifications.
Overall- everything you need, zero modification to mount to splitboards, and tours great in mixed conditions! Perfect!

ddegraaf at Backcountry.com on 03/03/2012

Have not used any other skins on a board - but these excellent in my limited experience. They are easy to get set up, easy to put on, they stay on.
Boarded into an area that the snow was dificult to skin out of sidehilling due to a very hard crust. It was hard to get the crust under 6in of soft snow to break, and if you did not break it you would start to slide down - it was easier to go straight up the 27 degree slope - and the skins allowed us to go right up!

bat3415946 at Backcountry.com on 04/09/2012

I'm on my second season with these skins and my DIY 161 split. On long or really wet days having the tail-clips really makes the difference. Even if the glue gets a little sloppy, these things will stay on the board where other skins will start flopping around. I will say that they slide a lot better than they grip. On steep or icy patches I really have to stomp down to get some traction. Looks like G3 answered those complaints though with a high friction model:

Chase Skidmore at Backcountry.com on 01/24/2013

Been happy with these so far, and they (as I would imagine most other) skins come in a nice little package with a carrying bag, cutting tool, and "Skin Savers" for storage during the long (and let's be honest, boring) summer months. Worked fine in the field so far as well, minimal ice build up, glide well, and provided enough traction on the slopes I was on.

Geoff K at Backcountry.com on 01/15/2013

G3 Splitboard Skins

Just used this product for the first time, WOW. Easy to set up for my board, quick to put on before skinning up, works really well and easy to pack away.
Only used voile before and would ice up at the tail and start to come off, much more impressed with the G3 skins - a great purchase!
Tom at Mountain Gear on 12/12/2011

Well they are great skins just got back from my 1st split trip. Love these skins. but don't forget to get the glop stopper skin wax. so u don't get build up on the bottom of the skin. I love the noise they make sounds like a sound effect from star wars.

hanp46516 at Backcountry.com on 11/25/2012

Great skin, about time more options were available! Definitely lighter and pack smaller than the Voile's; Voile's have more traction/longer hairs and their glue is "stickier". Now I can offer both to my customers! Keep your eyes out for the high traction model...

Dean Whitehead at Backcountry.com on 03/27/2012

Exactly what's needed

The skins were easy to fit and trim to my board. They were ready to go in 5 minutes. Climbing, they stick much better than I expected. They don't glide very well but I expect that may improve after a few uses.
Bob at Mountain Gear on 03/03/2013

No-brainer for a splitboard.
Quick and easy to set up, and as long as you do it right they will stick all day!
I have used my friend's Viole splitboard skins a few times and I much prefer using these ones.

Paul Harvey at Backcountry.com on 10/27/2013

The g3 skins have been great so far. The tip and tail clips are the highlight, they fit straight away. As far as holding strength they have been just fine. Not much else to say. Great skins.

Andrew Lester at Backcountry.com on 12/12/2011

Neutral Reviews:

I found these skins to be just ok. They do glide the best out of any skins I have used but they are just ok at going up hill. I would recommend gecko skins if you want something that glides and climbs well. Plus they are much lighter.

Chas at Backcountry.com on 12/20/2012