Best Ski Trip Reports of 2014/2015 Season


Last year, we posted our picks for the best ski mountaineering trip reports from North America in the 2013/2014 season. We decided to do it again this year with the following criteria: a well written report with exciting photos and true ski … » full article

2015 Skimo Summer Training Camp


If you are reading this then you are invited :) We have decided to change things a little with basing one or two days around Whistler and beyond. This will provide us with new trails and mountain objectives. The camp will partly serve … » full article

20 Questions for Stevie Kremer: Training, Racing, Plans


Stevie Kremer is a Salomon Team athlete, a Crested Butte resident, and currently one of the fastest female mountain runners in the world. She is a skimo racer as well but her Skyrunning achievements brought her the most recognition in the … » full article

Mount Marathon 2015 Race Preview

Penny Assman falling down 'the cliffs' in one of the more serious accidents in the history of the Mount Marathon. Photo by Carol Griswold.

While the Mount Marathon Race in Seward Alaska is relatively unknown to most of the US and the world, it is a pillar of mountain running in Alaska. With a 80+ year history, it is one of (if not the) oldest mountain running races in North … » full article

Trofeo Mezzalama update: Eric Carter’s team placed 13th while Italians won


Here is a quick update I got Eric today after they finished Mezzalama. Photos are coming. The race went off despite only a 10h weather window between storms which the organizers nailed perfectly. Mezzalama lived up to its reputation of … » full article

Catching up with Eric Carter before Trofeo Mezzalama

Eric and Lars Erik atop Mont Blanc.

With Eric spending last couple of months skimo racing in Europe and waiting for the ever postponing Trofeo Mezzalama (newest date is May 2nd) I sent him a few quick questions to catch up. Coming off a successful Pierra Menta with Nick … » full article

Transitioning from Skimo to Summer Training


Spring arrives at different time in different years. Some of us finish the last race of the season in February or March and are ready to hang up the skis. Others, with sufficient snow or motivation, are able to push the ski season well into … » full article

Review of CEP Compression Progressive+ Ski Merino Socks: Great for ski touring


Quick overview: Usual full price: about $69.00 CAD Weight: about 90 g / pair Pros: Fit, Function, Comfort, Odor free Cons: Slightly warm on warm days Suitability: Ski touring, skimo racing, downhill skiing Bottom … » full article

Jeannie Wall interview: North America’s Skimo Pioneers Series

Jeannie racing somewhere in Europe, sporting the first generation of the legendary Scarpa F1 boots.

This is a second 5-question interview with someone that can be considered as one of North America's skimo pioneers. » The first one in this series was an interview with Andrew McLean. » Interview series archive - North America's … » full article

Northeastern U.S. Rando Action: Final Two Weekends of March

Jan Wellford leading George Visser at the entrance to the Long Trail (order was reversed at finish).

This report was submitted by our SkinTrack corespondent Jonathan Shefftz who is also the driving force behind the East Coast skimo series. After kicking off the Northeastern U.S. skimo season at Berkshire East MA on January … » full article

Report: 2015 Mondole World Cup – Elson, Bernier and Carter raced for North America

Nick Elson racing to 22nd in the vertical race.

Report by Eric Carter, edits by Stano Faban, all photos by ISMF. The Prato Nevoso venue for the World Cup finals was an exciting one. Being very close to the Mediterranean Sea in the very southern alps, it has a very coastal snowpack. … » full article

2015 Pierra Menta In-Depth Race Report by Eric Carter

Running through the streets of Areches.

This is an in-depth report from Eric about his and Nick Elson's amazing journey to 15th place at Pierra Menta few weeks ago. I have had a few people ask if the Pierra Menta is what I expected. The honest answer is partly yes. Stories … » full article