For me, once I finally climb up to 11,600 or 12,000 feet, I am ready to start taking some turns - and rightly so! For so many reasons, from Snow Storms to Windy Conditions, the best way to manage your skins is to keep your skis on. I've done my share of numb fingers, getting tired out taking off my skis and putting them on so that now I just do it without ever taking my skis off. It's really not difficult once you learn the moves, and I practice at my favorite resort to keep my skills honed. However, with a little practice, and watching this video, I guarantee you will get the hang of it.