High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada.
I have a pair of the voile vector bc's mentioned above, that has a 'waxless' base pattern for grip.
During Spring with warm soft snow, I can go to Elfin Hut from the parking lot no problem.
Any colder then I put on skins unless there's a fresh clean smooth skin track.
The part of the trail from the parking lot to Red Heather especially is usually too busted up to allow for smooth progression without skins.
Another advantage is that it's much easier to recover losing grip on skins than with grip wax or waxless.