X-Skin 45mm is produced in 100% Nylon by Colltex in Switzerland for optimal speed and grip.
X-Skin skins can be used on all Åsnes skis with a skin insertion point.
To further enhance its performance, we recommend impregnating the skins with wax or skin impregnation to provide better glide and reduced friction.
Short climbing skins from Åsnes are delivered in a practical bag customized for X-Skin, which can be attached to your backpack or belt. The bag has a perforated fabric on the bottom, allowing the skin to dry and water to flow out.
At 45mm, this skin is perfect for the Nansen, Amundsen, Gamme 54, Finnmark 54, Cecilie, Sondre and Liv skis – but is well suited to all Åsnes skis.
Equipped with a skin-protector at the front to prevent ice and snow accumulating on it and to secure it for long distances.
Maintenance and storage:
To preserve the quality of skins as long as possible, we recommend they should always be kept clean, immediately dried after usage, and periodically waxed or proofed. It is best to store this skin in the accompanying bag.
A NEW and EXCITING member of the Asnes Ski Family. This could very well become the gold standard for expedition skis.
Delivery 7-10 Days.
Børge Ousland BC is a very light and versatile ski that fits down cross country tracks. A ski with a solid steel edge (2.1x1.9 mm) and a very lightweight wooden core, which is equally suitable for long trips and expeditions with pulk, as for days in hard and icy ski tracks. Because we use same steel edge on our mountain skis as is used on most alpine skis, we can guarantee good edge control on all conditions and high-level durability. This ski has a prominent camber profile which stetches in the length of the ski and a distinctive wax pocket, something which makes for an excellent ski for trips where good glide is essential. This ski also comes with a sole that has good wax absorption, is very durable and grinded to work in Nordic conditions– perfect for long outings in Nordic and Polar snow conditions.
Ousland BC ski has a moderate side cut so that the ski is directional, but also turns easily on hard snow. A soft front tip with the Nordic Rocker (lifted tip) and Taper (secluded widest point on the tip) makes for a ski that handle difficult conditions in the mountains well and floats more easily. This ski has a light wooden core in poplar and paulownia, which gives a playful, solid ski with good camber and very low weight. Børge Ousland BC weighs only just over 800 grams per ski in 200 cm length - then there is none bordering on how long and long you can ski!
The longitudinal stiffener and the construction of the Børge Ousland BC ski has good bearing capacity. This ski has been developed in close cooperation with the polar explorer, Børge Ousland, known as one of the most reputable adventures in modern polar history. Børge Ousland was the first man to reach the North Pole without supplies and support in 1990 together with Erling Kagge. In 1994 he went alone to the North Pole and on to Kapp Arkichevsky in Russia, the first in the world, and in 1996/1997 he was the first in the world to cross in and out of the South Pole without supplies, which also was the fastest entry into the South Pole in just 34 days. Since then, Børge Ousland has been at the North Pole during the winter and made several remarkable expeditions before in later years have lived of lectures, as an expedition organizer and on the island Manshausen in Steigen. We are proud to be able to work with Børge Ousland and we look forward to further cooperation and think it is great that we can benefit from his stories and advice.
Length - 180,190,200,210
Width 66 52 60
Weight 825 g per ski (200 cm)
Material - poplar and paulownia
Constr. - cap
Binding - BC
Asnes Combat NATO Skis
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Combat NATO is a very light weighted and robust ski with steel edges and 22 mm sidecut. The ski is equipped with a moderate wax Pocket. The ski is specially developed for the army and military use. The model is equipped with an extra insert in tail for fixating of the short skin and a milled area in the ski base. Reinforced binding-area with Titanal.
Combat is constructed to face any challenge the mountain has to offer, and is trusted by Military and Special Forces all over the world.
Climbing Skins to Combat NATO: We offer a separate climbing skin specially adapted for this model in 45mm width (art.no 540225). Please email to
Delivery is 8-10 days
Ski length ?
Length is determined based on body length and weight. The table here is intended as an aid and must not be followed slavish. Skills, terrain, weight, backpack and individual needs / habits are factors that influence the choice of length.
General advice: Skiing rough terrain requires shorter skis than open mountain areas. For beginners, it will often be easier with short skis. If the person is lighter than average, the user should consider shorter skis, and vice versa. If you often got heavy load (sledge), the ski should be a bit longer.
HeightWeight (kg) Ski Length
-160 cm 60170 cm
Asnes Amundsen BC Skinlock Skis
AMUNDSEN BC SKINLOCK - The choice of Expeditions to the Poles, Greenland and most cold inhospitable places! In our experience, it's the best balance between robustness, weight, tracking and floatation for those hauling sleds for days on end.
Special Order: 8-14 Days
Amundsen BC is a ski for the long mountain trek. With a full steel edge and a prominent wax pocket for a lasting grip, it is stiff and reassuringly stable – perfect for longer excursions and expeditions with the weight of a backpack or sled.
All Åsnes skis are compatible with the new X-Skin. So although the Amundsen BC is narrow enough for groomed tracks, a climbing skin can be attached in an instant when it is time for that long mountain ascent.
Roald Amundsen (1872–1928), the first man to reach both the South and North Poles, was a polar explorer, discoverer, researcher and flight pioneer. He navigated the Northwest Passage and was a pioneer in the use of airships and planes in polar research.
Width:67 57 62
Weight : 1010 g per ski (201 cm)
Material: poplar woodcore
Construction : cap
sinter and waxable
item no. 542001
Asnes Ingstad BC Ski
The Ingstad BC is the perfect ski for steeper terrain, deeper snow and demanding descents. As an all-round Back Country ski, it's hard to beat we think.
The Ingstad BC is a modern back country ski with a generous sidecut, built for speed and agile turns. An ideal ski for demanding descents and extended traverses across flat terrain alike, its versatility comes from a moderate wax pocket, a pronounced Nordic rocker, and a tapered tip: it is stable, willing to turn, and easy to handle in deep snow and demanding terrain.
Ingstad BC skis are equipped with Skinlock, ready for a climbing skin to be attached in an instant for climbing. For this ski, we recommend a 58 mm X-Skin in nylon for wet and steep terrain or a narrower mohair skin (45 mm) for cold temperatures and flat terrain.
Helge Ingstad, once Governor of Greenland and Svalbard, was known as a trapper, polar hero, and scientist. He published several best-sellers about hunting in Canada, Greenland and Svalbard. Through this work he contributed to the creation to the heroic representations of the hunter’s adventurous life. Ingstad was also a researcher with a particular interest in the history and ethnography of the Arctic who contributed to our knowledge of the cultures of polar societies and the Norse settlements of North America.
Width 84 62 74
Weight 1025 g per ski (195 cm)
Binding 75 mm/BC
Asnes Liv Arnesen BC With Skinlock Skis
Liv Arnesen BC With Skinlock Skis - A solid performer on expeditions to cold places. Like the Amundsen, it strikes a great balance between weight, robustness, tracking and float when hauling a sled.
Special Order: 8-12 Days
Perfect for rough terrain and long distances. Developed in close collaboration with Liv Arnesen, the first woman to reach the South Pole solo without support or supplies, the Liv BC ski is the perfect choice for long winter hikes with a backpack or sled in tow. With its prominent wax pocket for lasting grip, and equipped with Skinlock for the instant attachment of the short X-Skin when climbing, this ski is a superb choice for women planning expeditions. Although narrow enough to fit in groomed tracks, it’s designed and constructed to handle challenging conditions outside the tracks.
Liv Arnesen is a veteran of many expeditions and extreme ski tours. Before her solo expedition to the South Pole, she and Julie Maske were the first women to cross the Greenland ice without support. With Ann Bancroft, she was one of the first women to cross Antarctica on skis. Liv has spent much time on Svalbard as a guide and tour leader; today, she lectures and is a sought-after speaker on the subject of motivation, mastery and management.
We recommend 45mm skin for this model.
Width: 67 57 62
Weight: 1660 g (180 cm)
Steel edge: Yes
Base: Sintered and waxable
Materials: Popler core
Use: Plateau and high mountains
Binding: Recommend BC binding
Recommended shortskin: 45mm
Asnes Cecile Ski Pole
Cecilie Alloy Pole is a light, comfortable, hardy all-rounder made for hard work and tough conditions. Ideal for those joining an expedition who might be less experienced on skis
Cecilie is a brand-new aluminium pole produced in 7075 aluminium – beautifully light and solid enough to withstand the mountain’s worst. This ski pole has a long, ergometric and comfortable handle allowing an easy change of grip as the terrain changes.
• Long and comfortable handle in EVA – for change of grip while skiing
• New leash function and construction – easier than ever to adjust
height and grip
• New leash adjustment around the wrist (one-hand-grip)