Andrew McLean interview: North America’s Skimo Pioneers Series


This interview kicks off a series of quick 5-question interviews with people that can be definitely considered North America's skimo pioneers. Without revealing the actual names, we are going to talk to some really interesting "skimo old … » full article

Lindsay Plant (USA): Skimo Racer Profile Interview

Lindsay Plant raced strong today. Photo by ISMF.

We caught up with Lindsay Plant, the leader of the Team USA at the 2015 Skimo World Championships and asked her a few questions about her training and racing season. Lindsay had a great World Champs, finishing 14th in the vertical event, … » full article

Day 7 at Skimo Worlds – Relay races: Top 3 men’s teams & Top 2 women’s finish within 8 seconds!

Robert Antonioli, one of the most exciting racers to watch, going for gold. ISMF photo.

Today marked the last day of the 2015 Ski Mountaineering World Championships in Verbier and as the tradition dictates the relay races were going to squeeze the last bit of energy out of the athletes. » Full results are here but keep … » full article

Day 6 at Skimo Worlds – Teams races: Dorais & Goth 11th, Plant & Young 6th, Italy wins men’s race & France women’s

Jon Brown leading the Canadians Travis Brown & Nick Elson, with Teague Holmes behind them.

Today’s race featured some of the most challenging terrain of the week. The teams event best embodies the spirit of ski mountaineering - with two racers competing as a team, sometimes even linked by a rope. Course highlights The … » full article

Day 5 at Skimo Worlds – Junior & Cadet individual races: Oliver Bibby places 20th


Today saw the junior and cadet categories (all under 20) fighting it out for the world titles in the individual races at the 2015 Verbier Ski Mountaineering World Championships. North America had only one competitor lined up for the start … » full article

Day 4 at Skimo Worlds – Individual Races: Gaston 27th & Bernier 13th as best North Americans, Jornet & Roux win again

US boys having a good times in the finish! Photo Eric Carter.

Today's report features some great shots and lots of details sent in by Eric. Thank you! Yesterday, Sunday and Day 3, was effectively a rest day for the North American teams at the 2015 Skimo World Championships. While the cadet and … » full article

Day 2 at 2015 Skimo Worlds – Vertical: Jornet & Orgue Vila take titles, Eric Carter (39th) & Lindsay Plant (14th) fastest for USA, Mel Bernier (20th) & Nick Elson (41st) for Canada

Lindsay Plant raced strong today. Photo by ISMF.

While several of skimo's superstars raced and dominated the sprint at Champsec yesterday, many of the big endurance engines were on the sidelines spectating and presumably resting up for today's vertical event. Vertical Race The … » full article

Day 1 at 2015 Skimo Worlds – Sprint Races: Bernier places 5th & Young 20th in women, Dorais & Taam make Quater-finals in men

From left: 4th, 2nd, 1st, 3rd, 5th - Melanie Bernier. Photo by ISMF.

Today saw the first day of competitions at the 2015 Ski Mountaineering World Championships in Verbier, Switzerland. With perfect weather and a bit of a longer sprint course than usual, the Canadian and U.S. Teams got off to a good … » full article

News Shorts: Opening Ceremonies at 2015 Skimo World Championships in Verbier

Scott Simmons trying to convince the "first aid professional" to give up the schnapps :) Photo from ISMF.

Opening ceremonies today: Athletes paraded through the main street of Verbier village - along the same route of the vertical course where they we're greeted by the local marching band and horn players. The president of ISMF and the … » full article

News Shorts: North Americans in Andorra World Cup, Torgon SkiAlpi race, Canadian Champs, CROWBAR, Berkshire East

Melanie with Travis Brown in the finish.

Jan 24-25: Skimo World Cup in Andorra A couple of US and Canadian athletes took part in this 2nd round of the 2015 Skimo World Cup. The race weekend was a bit chaotic caused by weather and some organizational issues but at the end … » full article

Report: Berkshire East Rando Race on Jan 24, 2015

Jerimy Arnold is already ahead of the picture. Therefore, Jonathan, appears to be leading the race here.

The following entertaining report was emailed to me by our enthusiastic and invaluable SkinTrack contributor Jonathan Shefftz. How it all went down » Results are posted at the FB page - My … » full article

Athletes Named to Team USA and Canada for the 2015 World Ski Mountaineering Championships in Verbier on Feb 6-12


With the 2015 World Ski Mountaineering Championships just around the corner, Team USA and Team Canada skimo athletes lists have been finalized based on the results from qualifying races and/or who decided to make the financial commitment to … » full article