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

How to plan your skimo race strategy? And why it is good to have one?

Course knowledge and in-the-moment tactics were crucial at this race back in 2013. I tried to shake Ben Parsons couple of times but at the end he outsmarted me and won.

Announcement before a bigger announcement: This article is a sample piece of content from a bigger project that is about to come from the SkinTrack "garage". Since last summer, many pages have been written and videos have been filmed that … » full article

Review of Hydrapak SoftFlask: Practical little helper

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Hydrapak SoftFlask quick overview: Usual full price: $13.99 USD Weight: 24 g (250ml Energy Flask) Pros: Light, Versatile, No Waste, Ease of Use Cons: Durability, Hydration Suitability: Rando racing, ski touring, ultra … » full article

Game changer: AvaTech SP1 snow profile probe and AvaNet data sharing platform

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Today, I had great time recording a podcast session with folks from AvaTech - the company behind two totally new revolutionary products in the snow safety industry. The episode will be out in couple of days and will feature more gear … » full article

Arnold Schwarzenegger visits the 2nd SkinTrack fall skimo training camp

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One year ago, to the weekend, we ran the first ever SkinTrack training camp with hopes of repeating it in the future.. Now, few days after the 2nd successful edition, Eric and I are super happy we got the chance to once again host a bunch … » full article

5th birthday for SkinTrack.com: Woohoo!

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I don't want to write much but I would like to highlight the fact that around these days SkinTrack.com is celebrating its 5th birthday! I don't remember the exact date of the launch but I know I wrote couple of articles first, then wrote … » full article

Summer Training – New Fastest Known Time on the Howe Sound Crest Trail

The Howe Sound Crest Trail mostly follows the ridge crest in this photo from the ferry.

On August 4th, 2014, Gary Robbins set a new fastest known time (FKT) on the Howe Sound Crest Trail (HSCT) in Cypress Provincial Park. Twenty-eight kilometres of alpine and sub alpine terrain that goes from West Vancouver to nearly Squamish, … » full article

Using Heat Training to Improve Performance

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What is Hyperthermic Training? We are all well aware of the negative effects that heat can have on race performance. Body temperature is one of many important factors affecting our performance but it is a big one. Even in a moderate … » full article

SkinTrack.com & SMCC Skimo Training Camp in September 2014

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Eric Carter and I are organizing a summer skimo and trail running training camp in Squamish, BC and we want to invite you to join us! The camp will take place September 12-14th, 2014. This will serve as the fall training camp for SMCC … » full article