Interview with Kylee Toth Ohler: 2016 Canadian and North American skimo champion

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Besides being the current Canadian Skimo Champion and the North American Skimo Sprint Champion, Kylee Toth Ohler is a mother of two and one of the nicest and most smiling people you can meet. I have known Kylee for about seven years and … » full article

2016 Mount Marathon race: Interview with 2nd Place Nick Elson

Nick climbing in the 2016 MMR (Philipp Reiter Photo)

The Mount Marathon Race is one of the most storied of North American mountain running races. It is one of the oldest races in NA (first ran in 1915) and also incredibly dangerous with athletes frequently becoming injured, maimed, or … » full article

2017 Skimo World Cup Calendar, World Championships, La Grand Course + Update on IOC recognition of ISMF/Skimo

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Recent International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) annual meeting brought many important decisions and updates regarding our sport. The meeting took place last week in Albufeira, Portugal. Update on IOC recognition of ISMF ISMF … » full article

Review of Free Range Equipment Raven Pack

Climbing steep neve on the Coleman Headwall. (Nick Elson Photo)

Quick overview: Usual full price: $169 USD Weight: 540 g (one size) Volume: 25 L Pros: versatile, durable, spacious, lightweight, 2 ice axe loops Cons: back panel structure, no quick ski carry, not ideally sized for avalanche … » full article

Review of Adidas Terrex Skychaser Trail Running Shoes

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Quick overview: Usual full price: about $160.00 USD Weight: 325 g (single shoe) Pros: Traction and Grip, Built quality, Breathable Cons: Bigger heel, lacing system (depends on preference) Suitability: Trail running in all … » full article

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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