2015 Canadian Skimo Racing Calendar Preview


The 2015 Canadian skimo race calendar has been announced and here is a quick overview of each race, the course, and how last year unfolded and what to expect from this year. (Perhaps, expect some of these links to change as information … » full article

How to plan your skimo race strategy? And why it is good to have one?

Course knowledge and in-the-moment tactics were crucial at this race back in 2013. I tried to shake Ben Parsons couple of times but at the end he outsmarted me and won.

Announcement before a bigger announcement: This article is a sample piece of content from a bigger project that is about to come from the SkinTrack "garage". Since last summer, many pages have been written and videos have been filmed that … » full article

Review of Hydrapak SoftFlask: Practical little helper


Hydrapak SoftFlask quick overview: Usual full price: $13.99 USD Weight: 24 g (250ml Energy Flask) Pros: Light, Versatile, No Waste, Ease of Use Cons: Durability, Hydration Suitability: Rando racing, ski touring, ultra … » full article

Game changer: AvaTech SP1 snow profile probe and AvaNet data sharing platform


Today, I had great time recording a podcast session with folks from AvaTech - the company behind two totally new revolutionary products in the snow safety industry. The episode will be out in couple of days and will feature more gear … » full article

Arnold Schwarzenegger visits the 2nd SkinTrack fall skimo training camp


One year ago, to the weekend, we ran the first ever SkinTrack training camp with hopes of repeating it in the future.. Now, few days after the 2nd successful edition, Eric and I are super happy we got the chance to once again host a bunch … » full article

5th birthday for SkinTrack.com: Woohoo!


I don't want to write much but I would like to highlight the fact that around these days SkinTrack.com is celebrating its 5th birthday! I don't remember the exact date of the launch but I know I wrote couple of articles first, then wrote … » full article

Summer Training – New Fastest Known Time on the Howe Sound Crest Trail

The Howe Sound Crest Trail mostly follows the ridge crest in this photo from the ferry.

On August 4th, 2014, Gary Robbins set a new fastest known time (FKT) on the Howe Sound Crest Trail (HSCT) in Cypress Provincial Park. Twenty-eight kilometres of alpine and sub alpine terrain that goes from West Vancouver to nearly Squamish, … » full article

Using Heat Training to Improve Performance


What is Hyperthermic Training? We are all well aware of the negative effects that heat can have on race performance. Body temperature is one of many important factors affecting our performance but it is a big one. Even in a moderate … » full article

SkinTrack.com & SMCC Skimo Training Camp in September 2014


Eric Carter and I are organizing a summer skimo and trail running training camp in Squamish, BC and we want to invite you to join us! The camp will take place September 12-14th, 2014. This will serve as the fall training camp for SMCC … » full article

New Fastest Known Time for Mount Rainier: Up and down in 3h 51min 40sec


This is pretty much old news now but for various reasons we have not been able to cover it for you yet. In short, couple of days ago, SkinTrack contributor Eric Carter was able to set a new fastest known time (FKT) for the ascent and … » full article

What if SkiMo becomes an Olympic sport?


Back in April, most of us caught the news that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) granted a provisional recognition to the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF). This comes after about a decade of hard work from the … » full article

Review of Dynafit Pantera and Pantera GTX trail running shoes


Dynafit Pantera & Pantera GTX Overview: Usual full price: around $140.00 USD  and $160.00 for GTX version Weight: 410 g and 430 g for GTX (10.0 men's US) Pros: comfortable, good cushioning, traction in mud/gravel, … » full article