Video and Thoughts on Risks of Locked Binding Toes

Our thoughts are based on the talk by a biomechanical engineer Jeff Campbell. You can watch the 25min video further below.

We are all guilty of locking out our tech toe pieces while skiing downhill. If you are thinking "not me" right now then you are probably lying or you landed on this website by a mistake. My assumptions are that most skimo racers lock out … » full article

Two Winners of SkinTrack’s November Contest and $250 Prize Packages

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Until the very last day, entries were coming in for the SkinTrack November Gear Contest that we ran from Nov 1st to Nov 30th. Today, thanks to our gracious partners we are announcing the two lucky winners. Prizes and the Winners The … » full article

Interview with ISMF President about Skimo & Olympics and Anti-doping Efforts

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With many things going in the right direction for the sport of ski mountaineering racing, we reached out to Armando Mariotta - the president of the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) - for an interview with 10 questions we … » full article

Taking Science to Skimo: Skin Glide Testing

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Montagnes magazine recently published an article detailing a scientific study sponsored by POMOCA and carried out by the Technologie Zentrum Ski und AlpineSport (TSA) laboratory in Austria. I’ll leave it to you to Google-translate the … » full article

New Skimo Race & US Team Qualifier on Dec 16-17th: Northwest Passage in McCall, Idaho

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With the upcoming 2017 World Ski Mountaineering Championships to be held in Transcavallo region of Italy, the US Ski Mountaineering Association has designated two team selection races for athletes to test themselves and qualify for the big … » full article

Training Plan: 12 Weeks to Your Best Skimo Race

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Today, after receiving much feedback and almost two years after releasing the Manual For Ski Mountaineering Racing e-book, we are proud to announce something we have been working on since summer - our first skimo racing specific training … » full article

Skimo Training Locations Series – Summit County, Colorado

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The idea of this series is to highlight 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 it’s … » full article

SkinTrack November Gear Contest: Win One of Two $250 Packages

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This gear contest is closed now. We will announce the winner in next few days. Keep checking back as we will host another contest soon! With support from these awesome companies, we want to help you get outfitted for your training and … » full article

Guide to Overtraining for Mountain Athletes: What it is, Symptoms, Causes, Effects, Treatment, and Prevention

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We originally published this post in November 2013 but it with the new season at our door it is highly relevant. As highly enthusiastic mountain athletes there are many times we overextend our bodies to either achieve our goals or to … » full article

Helmets Don’t Prevent Concussions but Still Useful

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With the news of ISMF rule changes regarding skimo racing helmets (see my article here) I have been looking for more information about how well the helmets work against concussion. Probably like most of you, I just assumed that they help … » full article

Is Your Skimo Helmet Legal for Racing? New ISMF Rule and the EN 12492, EN 1077 and UIAA 106 certifications

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Several weeks ago, we hinted that some new ISMF rule changes will affect the gear skimo athletes will need to use at ISMF sanctioned races starting in the 2016/17 season. Since then one of the most debated topics among athletes revolves … » full article

Useful Tips for Traveling: Skimo Racing and Ski Touring in Europe

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For North Americans, skimo racing in Europe is not only a humbling and awesome sporting experience but also an adventure into different cultures, customs and rules. While most of that is very pleasant, there are times that the language … » full article