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


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


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?


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

New Remarkable Dynafit P49 Bindings and Pintech System: Videos and Photos

To release from the binding, you just press the two side buttons with your fingers and pull the boot upward. It feels easy to do with gloves on as well.

During my recent visit to ISPO outdoor trade show in Munich I was looking for a Dynafit booth to no avail. I headed to Pomoca instead, as both companies are owned by the same corporation, to find out where I can see the new Dynafit Pintech … » full article

Skimo News – Feb 1, 2018: 2019 Gear Introductions, World Cup Vertical in Andorra, US Race Reports

Women's podium at WC vertical race in Andorra last week. Photo by ISMF.

Right now, industry insiders are schmoozing at a plethora of trade shows and new gear leaks continue to entice racers. Instead of visiting the Outdoor Retailer show in US again, we flew over to Munich for ISPO - the biggest winter outdoor … » full article

New Scarpa Alien 1.0 vs Scarpa Alien RS vs Scarpa Alien 3.0

Scarpa Alien 3.0 compared to new Scarpa Alien 1.0 (on the right).

Here are a couple of close-up photos of the newly redesigned Scarpa Alien 1.0, now using a carbon infused Grilamid shell just like the Alien RS. The new 1.0 really seems to be a blend of features of the old 1.0, the new RS, and the … » full article

Skimo News – Jan 23, 2018: World Cup in Switzerland, Canadian and US race series continue

Lori Anne Donald running away with first place in the sprint.

It’s been an interesting week in skimo! Colorado snowpack remains lean, although, Utah has seen a few glimpses of winter. Meanwhile, the West Coast is getting pounded with Whistler Blackcomb reporting over a meter on the storm board … » full article