Skimo News – Feb 20, 2018: Pete Swenson Returns, Transcavallo Stage Race, Upcoming Races

Beautiful winter landscape at Transcavallo race at Alpago, Italy.

It’s a very brief news cycle this week with just two races to report on. Colorado and Utah have finally begun getting significant snowfall but are far behind seasonal averages. Skiing continues to be excellent in Western Canada with new … » full article

No Ski Mountaineering Racing at 2022 Olympic Games? What about 2026?

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With 2018 Winter Olympic Games in full swing in PyeongChang in South Korea let's take a moment to evaluate where skimo racing stands in relation to the Olympic Games. It has been over a decade since the International Ski Mountaineering … » full article

Skimo News – Feb 14, 2018: No Skimo at 2022 Olympics, Mike Foote Wins in Whitefish, Kilian Jornet Winning Again

Marti Werner doing his best to stay with Kilian Jornet.

Skiers in Colorado rejoice to the first snowfall of the season! Meanwhile, in the Canadian Interior, skiers are flocking to the ski areas due to high avi hazard in the backcountry. Us in the Pacific North West are emerging from another … » full article

New Remarkable Dynafit P49 Bindings and Pintech System: Videos and Photos

To release from the binding, you just press the two side buttons with your fingers and pull the boot upward. It feels easy to do with gloves on as well.

During my recent visit to ISPO outdoor trade show in Munich I was looking for a Dynafit booth to no avail. I headed to Pomoca instead, as both companies are owned by the same corporation, to find out where I can see the new Dynafit Pintech … » full article

Skimo News – Feb 1, 2018: 2019 Gear Introductions, World Cup Vertical in Andorra, US Race Reports

Women's podium at WC vertical race in Andorra last week. Photo by ISMF.

Right now, industry insiders are schmoozing at a plethora of trade shows and new gear leaks continue to entice racers. Instead of visiting the Outdoor Retailer show in US again, we flew over to Munich for ISPO - the biggest winter outdoor … » full article

New Scarpa Alien 1.0 vs Scarpa Alien RS vs Scarpa Alien 3.0

Scarpa Alien 3.0 compared to new Scarpa Alien 1.0 (on the right).

Here are a couple of close-up photos of the newly redesigned Scarpa Alien 1.0, now using a carbon infused Grilamid shell just like the Alien RS. The new 1.0 really seems to be a blend of features of the old 1.0, the new RS, and the … » full article

Skimo News – Jan 23, 2018: World Cup in Switzerland, Canadian and US race series continue

Lori Anne Donald running away with first place in the sprint.

It’s been an interesting week in skimo! Colorado snowpack remains lean, although, Utah has seen a few glimpses of winter. Meanwhile, the West Coast is getting pounded with Whistler Blackcomb reporting over a meter on the storm board … » full article

ISPO Munich – Jan 28-31: SkinTrack Secures Media Accreditation for the Biggest Outdoor Show

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I am very excited to announce that from Jan 28 to Jan 31 I will be visiting the biggest outdoor show! With virtually all brands and manufacturers participating, this is a big opportunity to see all the newest and future gear before it … » full article

Skimo News – Jan 16, 2018: Finally Racing in Colorado, Boscacci Wins Mountain Attack, East Coast Races, National Champs in Europe, and more…

With eyes on the prize, Michelle Boscacci wins 2018 Mountain Attack. Photo credit - Mountain Attack.

The race season is in full swing, though it may not feel like it in the American Rockies, and we have lots of action everywhere! North American athletes have multiple options for racing each weekend and with good snow coverage in Europe, … » full article

New Training Plan Release: 8-Week Sprint and Speed Development Training Plan

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While our social media accounts were dormant over the Christmas, we were working hard on finishing our newest 8-week skimo training plan! Eric and I did lots of thinking in the fall and we decided to create a different kind of a training … » full article

Skimo News – Jan 10: Colorado cancels again, Stormy race in Vermont, Sprint and Individual at Castle Mountain in Canada…

Kylee Ohler in the boot-pack atop the first climb.

Racing action continued in North America on the East Coast and in Alberta, Canada while the Western US continues to struggle with low or no snow conditions. USA and Canada Race News Unfortunately the Grand Mesa Challenge, CO was … » full article

Review of Karpos Race Skimo Racing Suit: Faster transitions, Breathability, Comfort

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Quick overview: Usual Retail Price: around $300 USD Weight: 530g (size L) Pros: Pockets, Fit, Comfort, Breathability Cons: Could use warmer fabric panel on knees Suitability: skimo racing Colour Options: There are a couple of … » full article