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Now lighter and more packable than previous versions, the Ascension Nylon STS Skins provide benchmark traction and feature our patented STS tail attachment. READ MORE
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Now lighter and more packable than previous versions, the Ascension Nylon STS Skins provide benchmark traction and feature our patented STS tail attachment. Learn More


From one-lap dawn patrols to 10,000-foot days, the Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skins offer standard-setting traction on the uphill with efficient glide thanks to our redesigned plush material, which is now 20% lighter and more packable than previous versions. The Ascension Nylon STS Skins feature our patented STS tail attachment system, which provides up to 10 cm of adjustability for using with different skis in your quiver or for easy tensioning. The adjustable tip loop accommodates a wide range of modern ski tip shapes. We also gave the skins a pre-trimmed, bikini-style tail for reduced drag and weight.

  • Durable plush material provides benchmark climbing and efficient glide with high packability
  • Patented STS adjustable tail provides 10 cm of length adjustment
  • Adjustable tip loop fits a wide range of ski tip shapes
  • Pre-cut bikini-style tail to reduce drag
  • Allows for easy adjustment between different skis or one-and-done tensioning


Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :   750 g (1 lb 10 oz)



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Ascension STS Climbing Skins is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 78.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great This is the second pair I bought they are for wife I just trimmed them to her new skis
Date published: 2019-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scraps make great thimbles Great for skinning - they are flawless - but what do you do with the scraps of your skins? They make great thimbles for your knitting projects. (Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Climbing Skins)
Date published: 2019-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glide and grip I have used the Ascension STS skins for several winters, logging 90+ days on the skins. They are trouble free and offer superior glide. It is my go to skin.
Date published: 2019-04-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A bit disappointed My skins arrived days before I needed them for my next trip. Unfortunately, they looked defective with some thin areas. i didn't have time to return and get new ones as I was leaving for Tuckerman's Ravine. After 3 days of skinning they really have not held up well. This is my first disappointing product from BD
Date published: 2019-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Workhorse skins, good price, careful with screws I bought these for a set of skis I won't tour much with so I was shopping primarily by price. They are lighter and more foldable than an older set of these I have. They're nylon and nylon =slow. Great grip though. Be careful with the screws when attaching the tip loop. Poking a push pin or similar item through before starting the screw will reduce your risk of stripping or breaking.
Date published: 2019-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with these so far Returned to the BD Ascension brand after using and trying some others. Very satisfied with my choice. I know, not the lightest, but I use them a lot and durability is important to me. I've got about 50-60 days on them this winter. Maintain their stickiness during multiple laps. Dry out pretty quickly and even glide better than expected. Haven't used them on an icy spring upski yet, but ski crampons can help with that.
Date published: 2019-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great grip on steep hard pack I use these to climb the steep hard pack at my local resort. They have great grip (minimal back slide). Very happy!
Date published: 2019-03-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from They used to be good. I have three different pairs of BD skins that I successfully set up. I bought the newest version for my wife this year and the screws all broke or stripped before they were even half way through. That is trash. Before there were extra screws. This time I received one extra screw. This company has been progressing in the wrong direction.
Date published: 2019-03-15
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