Just copy paste from another thread:
"I have always enjoyed the inbounds bootpacking terrain in summit county (Key, Breck, ABasin), but hated the bootpacking part. I plan on building up a tele setup possibly this season but more likely by next season. An option that I have been looking into is a glueless skin like the 4FRNT skins or Gecko Glueless. The bootpacking trails are usually 1-2ish miles of not very steep terrain. I really just want to be able to slap them on and off when needed and make short speedy laps.
The terrain if you are interested/if it matters is:
Keystone: Erikson, Bergman, Independence, North, and South Bowls, and the Windows.
Breck: The Back Nine hike to terrain
Arapahoe Basin: Hike-To at bottom of Montezuma, and probably future Beavers terrain.
Stuff like Upper East Wall at ABay and Peak 8 Summit at Breck seem too short to warrant use of skins(?)"
"And somewhat related to my above post, what are your guys opinions on NTN vs duckbill?. NTN really seems like the way to go, but is more expensive and especially since I will just be getting into tele I don't want to put too much into something I could or couldn't like.
I kind of understand the benefits of NTN on a basic level, but from what I have read, the ski could have a pretty big effect on what I should choose. It will probably be something around 110 underfoot with rocker in the tip and maybe tail (something like the surface Live Life)"