When I asked what are the physical capabilities of a skinwalker, this is one of the answers I got from user Props_angel about 2 years ago:
“From everything that I was told by a significant number of firsthand accounts, they are faster than a human while running (max speed for the accounts that I heard from Navajo was 35-40 mph). They also are very good at jumping onto rooftops from driveways (think older ranch so we’re not talking a home with vaulted ceilings). They can see exceptionally well in the dark.
First off, discard the idea of a lone skin-walker. Skin-walkers are like the raptors from Jurassic Park. You see one, you know there are more around you that you can’t see. So it would be a squad of soldiers against a coven of witches.
With that said, I once got in a hypothetical question after I found out that there was a skin-walker cave that I could potentially investigate if I chose to hike up a butte. I wanted to go. The Navajo man I was with refused. Hence the hypothetical conversation as to “What would it take to survive walking into a skin-walker cave?” He said that SWAT would probably get their butts handed to them as we’re talking very unconventional warfare.