Skimo News – April 11, 2018: Final World Cup in Italy, Racing in the US, and in Lofoten Skimo in Norway

Robert Antonioli building his lead ahead of Michele Boscacci, the most consistent and the most winning athlete this season.

Skimo racing season is wrapping up around the World. The Canadian Cup is complete and the final World Cup was contested over the weekend. Just a few races remain to be held in the US including a postponed Irwin Guides event, and several … » full article

Skimo News – Mar 28, 2018: Tour du Rutor, Pan-American Ski Mountaineering Championships, and more…

Kylee Ohler on her way to winning Pan-Am Championships sprint race.

It was a relatively big weekend in the skimo world with athletes competing overseas at the Tour du Rotur in Italy, and on this side of the Atlantic at both the Pan-American Ski Mountaineering Championships at Lake Louise and the gnarliest … » full article

Mike Foote Interview: 24 Questions For The New 24-Hour World Record Holder

Luke pacing Mike in the early morning hours.

We are super excited to bring you this detailed interview with Mike Foote today! We will talk about his training, preparation, nutrition and the 24-hour attempt itself. For those that don't know... Mike became the new world record … » full article

Skimo News – Mar 20, 2018: New 24h World Record, Pierra Menta News, Upcoming Pan American Skimo Champs, and more…

While the unfortunate accident took out Kilian Jornet nothing should be taken away from Michele Boscacci winning his first Pierra Menta with his father Graziano, a winner of the 2002 Pierra Menta, watching from the sidelines. A truly grand family achievement! (Pierra Menta photo)

Last couple of days have been the busiest and the most exciting for the skimo world in all of this season. Let's not waist screen space and dive right into it... Upcoming Pan American Ski Mountaineering Championships - Mar 23-25 We want … » full article

Skimo News – Mar 16, 2018: Backcountry skimo racing in Squamish BC, Power of Four in Aspen and more…

John and Max way out front.

It has been quite busy last two weeks for race organizers, athletes and us as well. However, we are reporting only on three races as we are still waiting for recaps and results to be sent to us. The next two weeks will be busy again, … » full article

Review of Northern Playground Ziplongs: Underwear for Mountain Athletes

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Quick overview: Usual Retail Price: $90-110 USD depending on length and material Material: Wool or Micro Fleece Pant length: Available as full length tights or 3/4 knickers as well as other products (tops, underwear, … » full article

Essential Tips for Preparing to Race Patrouille des Glaciers in Switzerland

Athletes arriving in Verbier. Photo by PDG.

It’s that time of year when days are getting longer so we can start thinking of big days in the mountains instead of just storm skiing and occasional resort laps. For skimo racers, this means thinking about the classic races, the Grande … » full article

Skimo News – Feb 27, 2018: North American racing + Jornet and Antonioli took Euro titles as Mollarete dominates women…

Jornet pressing the gas pedal while Italians are hiding from the strong wind. Photo by ISMF.

Exciting racing all around the North America and severe weather conditions for athletes at the European Championships on Mount Etna on the Italian island Sicily! In non-racing news, US National Team member Teague Holmes nabs the … » full article

The Lightest Ski Mountaineering and Ski Touring Skis in the World from Moonlight Mountain Gear

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Out of nowhere and out of Norway comes a little known ski brand that is manufacturering a line of arguably the lightest skis in the world! Their ski weights either beat or match the lightest skis from established brands like Movement, La … » full article

Skimo News – Feb 20, 2018: Pete Swenson Returns, Transcavallo Stage Race, Upcoming Races

Beautiful winter landscape at Transcavallo race at Alpago, Italy.

It’s a very brief news cycle this week with just two races to report on. Colorado and Utah have finally begun getting significant snowfall but are far behind seasonal averages. Skiing continues to be excellent in Western Canada with new … » full article

No Ski Mountaineering Racing at 2022 Olympic Games? What about 2026?

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With 2018 Winter Olympic Games in full swing in PyeongChang in South Korea let's take a moment to evaluate where skimo racing stands in relation to the Olympic Games. It has been over a decade since the International Ski Mountaineering … » full article

Skimo News – Feb 14, 2018: No Skimo at 2022 Olympics, Mike Foote Wins in Whitefish, Kilian Jornet Winning Again

Marti Werner doing his best to stay with Kilian Jornet.

Skiers in Colorado rejoice to the first snowfall of the season! Meanwhile, in the Canadian Interior, skiers are flocking to the ski areas due to high avi hazard in the backcountry. Us in the Pacific North West are emerging from another … » full article