Biking Instead of Running? Proven Tips for Effective Summer Skimo Cross-training

This last winter, due to living in flat Edmonton, Peter rode his fat bike a lot as means of training for skimo.

The following article is a guest post by Peter Knight and is similar to our last week's post - How to Start Running After a Skimo Season Without Getting Injured - but with specialized information for skimo racers that prefer cycling and … » full article

How to Start Running After a Skimo Season Without Getting Injured


Although the ski season is not fully finished yet, we are all thinking about summer activities more and more with every sunrise. A year ago we published a post discussing a couple of general points for Transitioning from Skimo to Summer … » full article

Skimo Road to Olympics: ISMF Press Release


This is an official press release issued by International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) couple of weeks ago that landed in my spam box and I only found it now. It summarizes the latest positive developments of ISMF efforts in making … » full article

April 1-12 Skimo Racing News Shorts: Tour du Rutor, Shedhorn SkiMo, Ski Ecrins

High consequence boot-pack. Photo by Myke M

Our skimo racing recap from last two weekends here in North America and Europe! USA Shedhorn Race at Big Sky, Montana - April 9: Over the last weekend, and for second year in a row, the Big Sky Resort in Montana hosted the Shedhorn SkiMo … » full article

Final 2015/16 Canadian Skimo Racing Rankings


With the conclusion of skimo racing in Western Canada last weekend in Lake Louise, our governing body Ski Mountaineering Competition Canada (SMCC) has released the final rankings for this season. We will take a look at how the rankings are … » full article

Mar 15-28 Skimo Racing News Shorts: World Cup, Grand Traverse, Canadian Nationals


The past two weeks were full of skimo racing in North America and Europe! Here is our recap of what happened in the skin tracks. » For previous weekend's racing news see here. USA West Elk Mountain Grand Traverse - March 26, … » full article

March 1-14 Skimo Racing News Shorts: Powder Keg, Five Peaks, Pierra Menta, Skimo East

Photo: Stephenie Cote

It was a busy two weeks of racing in North America and Europe! Read on to if you have missed anything. » For previous weekend's racing news see here. USA West Wasatch Powder Keg - March 4-6, 2016 The Wasatch Powder Keg and North … » full article

February News Shorts: Skimo racing in USA, Europe and Canada

Jornet and Jaquemod running to the finish of Altitoy. Grande Course Photo.

We've been a bit behind with our news updates, mostly because we've been busy racing. See what has been happening in skimo racing over the last month! » For previous weekend's racing news see here. USA West Santa Fe Fireball: In … » full article

Fischer Profoil Skins Review: New way of skinning


Overview: Usual full price: $225 USD - ( Weight: 230g/pair (for Fischer TransAlp 80 skis at 170cm) Compatibility: Fischer TransAlp, Hannibal, and Ranger models Pros: Light, flat, good grip/glide, pre-cut Cons: … » full article

New Ski Mountaineering and Skimo Racing Skis: La Sportiva, Fischer, Black Diamond, Dynafit, Salomon, Atomic, Hagan, Voile


During my recent visit to Outdoor Retailer show I had a chance to touch, flex and discover new skimo racing and ski mountaineering skis that will be coming out in the fall of 2016. My overall observation was that now most manufacturers, … » full article

Skimo World Cup Sprint: Video Transition Technique Analysis


Sprint races are not really my forte when it comes to skimo racing. However, they are incredibly spectator friendly (good for the sport) and allow mortal athletes to closely watch the top guys. After a quick spin, but not quick enough, … » full article

Skimo Training Location Series – Calgary Olympic Park – Alberta, Canada

Kylee racing in big sky country at COP.

The idea of this series is to highlight a local skimo training zones. Not the big, rad lines in the backcountry that you go to for huge missions, but the day in, day out, reliable training spots. It could be on piste or backcountry but … » full article