Nice pictures! Who mounted them for you? Or did you do it yourself? I didn't know that anyone around here mounted Fritschis.
Kicker skins ought to work fine in WV, that's what I use all the time. Kick (grip) wax will not climb as steeply as the kicker skins. It serves the same purpose as scales, but it isn't as idiot proof as scales. Waxing for the wrong temperature can be worse than no wax. I suggested it as a means to travel efficiently on flat or nearly flat ground. For example, Springer Orchard is 3/4 mile or so from the Whitegrass Lodge. That is a long way to pole oneself with nothing but slick alpine wax on your bases. Your arms would be falling off by the time you got there. Kick wax allows you to just diagonal stride like any cross country skier. You could also probably climb the lower angle aspects of Springer with wax. If not, just put on skins; the wax won't harm the skin glue.
Skins can ice up if the snow is wet and that can be a real PITA. They sell "glop stopper" wax for rubbing on the skins to prevent that, but there is something better. I treat the plush side with Zardoz (google it). Just rub the puck over the skin going with the grain. It will last all season, prevents ice up and gives better forward glide. Don't get it on the glue or it won't stick. Also a ski base freshly treated with Zardoz will not hold skin glue.
Hope this makes things more clear.