Three steps to get more out of your skin skis

Skin skis have lowered the threshold for getting your skis on and getting out on the trails, but they are not completely maintenance-free. Here are three things you should do to get a glide and grip with skin skis.

Skin skis area simple, ingenious way to get out on skis without having to spend hours in the waxing booth first. Even though skin skis are easy to use, the skiing experience is better when the skis are both well-gliding and sit as they should going uphill.

Further reading: How to choose the right ski poles

Therefore, we recommend that you follow these three steps to get more out of your skin skis:

1. Impregnate skin skis

Do you have brand new skin skis or haven't used them for a while? We recommend that you apply Swix Skin Impregnation. This is a simple and easy way to impregnate so that the skis do not attract water from the snow.

How to use Swix Skin Impregnation:

  • Rub the skin before the ski trip.
  • Allow to dry.
  • Enjoy winter with better skis.

We recommend that you use Swix Skin Impregnation when your skis are new, before every season or if you notice the ski skin absorbing water.

Watch video: How to use Swix Skin Cleaner and Impregnation

2. Skin Boost for better glide

Swix Skin Boost is an entirely new product from Swix that makes skin skis glide better. Applying Swix Skin Boost will also reduce the chance of skins icing up during your ski trip.

How to use Swix Skin Boost on your skin skis:

  • Rub on the skis before you go skiing.
  • Allow to dry for a few minutes.
  • The skis are ready for use.

We recommend using Swix Skin Boost before every ski trip.

3. Clean skins after use

The skins will collect grease residue, dirt and contamination from the snow over time. This makes the skin slower, heavier and with less grip. 
Swix Skin Cleaner is designed to gently clean your skins. In this way, you will always be able to have "new" skis for every trip.

How to use Swix Skin Cleaner:

We recommend using Swix Skin Cleaner after each trip.


Quick and easy Clean your skis immediately after a ski trip or when you get home.

Don't forget the liquid glide wax

You have now maintained and prepped the skins, but the rest of the skis also need a boost to give you a better skiing experience.

Further reading: Easy glide without waxing iron

The glide zone, i.e. in the front and rear of the skis, needs glide waxes according to the current conditions and temperature.

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Simple and brilliant Liquid glide wax can be sprayed on either indoors or outdoors

The easiest way is to apply liquid glide wax in the Swix HS line. Liquid glide wax is easy to use while still providing fantastic results. 

How to apply Swix HS Liquid Glider:

  • Spray the glide wax on the glide zone of your skis.
  • Rub the wax into the base with a felt card.
  • Let it dry for about 15 minutes.
  • Now you’re ready to set new ski records.

Check out Swix School: How to use liquid glider

We wish you lots of luck with your preparation, and a good ski trip 😊