The innovative cross-country ski technology that takes you faster and farther along the winter trails, letting you climb hills with ease and explore more challenging paths.
Imagine you are skiing through a winter wonderland, easily gliding over gently rolling terrain. Suddenly, you are faced with a climb that interrupts the flow, requiring herringboning, side-stepping, or even removing the skis and walking up.
From the Yukon in northern Canada, SkiClaws let you easily and quickly climb straight up steep slopes without using a herring-bone or side-stepping manoeuvre. The claws shine best on steep inclines and in icy conditions where other traction methods fail. Providing confidence-inspiring grip, they make skiing uphill a pleasure!
Quick and effortless to activate, SkiClaws engage and disengage on the go. There is no stopping to deal with skins or crampons. Simply put the SkiClaws on your skis and get ready to run up one side – no matter how steep or icy – and glide down the other, all without stopping.
Whether you’re looking to break free of the groomed trail, go on expeditions with a pulk, get into the back country, or even just enjoy your daily ski even more, SkiClaws will help you discover a whole new world on your cross-country skis.
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The SkiClaws Story
As a long-time cross-country enthusiast, I prided myself on getting up any hill, no matter how difficult.
Then in Yellowknife, I faced an impossible climb.
The trail went up a cleft in the rock on Tincan Hill that was too steep and narrow for anything but removing the skis and walking up. It was a short uphill section, with great skiing below and above, and it frustrated me that such a short climb interrupted the flow.
I thought there had to be a way to get up without taking off the skis.
I puzzled over this for a long time.
In Whitehorse I tested some ideas, one time literally falling on my face.
Then the idea came to me: have the binding slide a bit along the ski and use that motion to engage traction.
The idea of SkiClaws was born.