Report from 2015 Canadian Skimo Champs: Kylee Ohler and Nick Else take titles, German Philipp Schädler strikes again!

Nick Elson followed by Philipp Schaedler. Photo by Stano Faban.

The BUFF Canadian Ski Mountaineering Championships took place last Saturday at Kicking Horse Resort as part of the 7th edition of Dogtooth Dash skimo race. The race was founded in 2009 by Ian Gale and Eric & I took over two years ago, … » full article

Interview with Founders of The Summit Skimo Club in Colorado

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In recent year or two, a couple of non-profit skimo clubs have emerged throughout the US and so we have decided to interview the people behind them to find out what their mission and goals are. Below, we are talking to Teague Holmes, a … » full article

Jan 10-12 News Shorts: SLC dominates in Wyoming, German racer wins in Canada, Bernier races 1st World Cup in 2015, Upcoming races

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The past weekend, Jan 10-11, was very busy with skimo racing events taking place all over the World. Here the highlights of how things went down. Jan 10-11: Two days of racing in Wyoming Three events at three different venues spread over … » full article

Packing for Skimo Races: Printable Checklist

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This is a short post yet I hope you will find it valuable. Novice skimo racers often ask: "What to pack into my backpack for a race?" The answer is very simple: Pack what is on the required gear list for that specific race, plus one … » full article

2014 Canadian Skimo Team Camp at Rogers Pass

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This is a guest post from a recent Canadian Skimo Team training camp in Rogers Pass. I was unable to attend so I want to thank Peter Knight for the text and Travis Brown for the photos. The Alpine Club of Canada had taken a page out of … » full article

Wyoming Rando Roundup Race Preview: Jan 10-11, 2015

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In three weeks, Jackson, Wyoming will host the second major weekend of U.S. skimo racing. The Wyoming Rando Roundup is a two day triple-event hosted by the Jackson Hole Skimo Club at Grand Targhee Resort, Snow King Mountain, and Jackson … » full article

Podcast #4: JetForce avalanche airbag, AvaTech SP1 probe, Skimo gear

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This episode features two interviews that discuss two new exciting products that will increase our safety in the backcountry. There is also a short intro discussing some of the lightest skimo racing gear that is currently … » full article

Dec 1-7 News Shorts: US Skimo Team qualifiers, Vert180 in Canada, Bernier’s big November, Jornet readying for Aconcagua

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With a new season under way, we are going to continue the weekly roundups that you got used to last winter but we are going away from the "Skimo Racing Roundup" name and will be calling it "News Shorts" as there are often other ski … » full article

US National Team Qualifying Events are Coming!

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November 22nd saw the first race of the North American Skimo Racing calendar this year and things are shaping up to make for a highly competitive season! In the U.S., National Team Qualifying events begin in Colorado on December 6th. An … » full article

Podcast interview with Doug Sproul on creating a ski guidebook + discussing the Manual for Ski Mountaineering Racing

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Have you ever wanted a ski guidebook with 80% of pages being pictures with skin tracks and ski lines right on them? How about having Google Earth ski touring maps right on your smartphone? In today's podcast I went on to interview Doug … » full article

Book announcement: Manual for Ski Mountaineering Racing is coming soon

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It has been over a year since Eric and I started working on an idea I have been thinking about for a while. Today, we would like to present you with a cool project we are just finishing and you will be able to get your hands on very … » full article

2015 Canadian Skimo Racing Calendar Preview

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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