Transitioning from Skimo to Summer Training

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Spring arrives at different time in different years. Some of us finish the last race of the season in February or March and are ready to hang up the skis. Others, with sufficient snow or motivation, are able to push the ski season well into … » full article

Review of CEP Compression Progressive+ Ski Merino Socks: Great for ski touring

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Quick overview: Usual full price: about $69.00 CAD Weight: about 90 g / pair Pros: Fit, Function, Comfort, Odor free Cons: Slightly warm on warm days Suitability: Ski touring, skimo racing, downhill skiing Bottom … » full article

Jeannie Wall interview: North America’s Skimo Pioneers Series

Jeannie racing somewhere in Europe, sporting the first generation of the legendary Scarpa F1 boots.

This is a second 5-question interview with someone that can be considered as one of North America's skimo pioneers. » The first one in this series was an interview with Andrew McLean. » Interview series archive - North America's … » full article

Northeastern U.S. Rando Action: Final Two Weekends of March

Jan Wellford leading George Visser at the entrance to the Long Trail (order was reversed at finish).

This report was submitted by our SkinTrack corespondent Jonathan Shefftz who is also the driving force behind the East Coast skimo series. After kicking off the Northeastern U.S. skimo season at Berkshire East MA on January … » full article

Report: 2015 Mondole World Cup – Elson, Bernier and Carter raced for North America

Nick Elson racing to 22nd in the vertical race.

Report by Eric Carter, edits by Stano Faban, all photos by ISMF. The Prato Nevoso venue for the World Cup finals was an exciting one. Being very close to the Mediterranean Sea in the very southern alps, it has a very coastal snowpack. … » full article

2015 Pierra Menta In-Depth Race Report by Eric Carter

Running through the streets of Areches.

This is an in-depth report from Eric about his and Nick Elson's amazing journey to 15th place at Pierra Menta few weeks ago. I have had a few people ask if the Pierra Menta is what I expected. The honest answer is partly yes. Stories … » full article

Videos from 2015 Pierra Menta

Today's stage took racers much higher in the Rhone Alpe region.

I thought it would be great to have videos from all four stages of the 30th Pierra Menta archived on one page so here they are. They might be loading slower than you are used to so just be little patient and enjoy ;) Stage 1 Time-trial … » full article

News Shorts: Powder Keg, US Nationals, Pierra Menta

One of the super climbs today.

The last two weekends were full of skimo racing action on both sides of the Atlantic. While many of the best US racers fought during 3-day long back-to-back racing weekends a couple of their colleagues and Canadians took Pierra Menta by the … » full article

Stage 4 – 2015 Pierra Menta: Carter & Elson 15th overall, Bon Mardion & Gachet and Forsberg & Mollaret won the final stage

Big crowds came out to see today's stage. Photo by Jocelyn Chavy.

Since the 2015 Pierra Menta started on Wednesday, instead of traditionally on Thursday, the usual Saturday's stage over and around Grand Mont was the final venue in this 30th edition of the race. Stage 4 The top positions shuffled a … » full article

Stage 3 – 2015 Pierra Menta: Carter & Elson 15th, Lenzi & Eydalin won again, Roux & Miro as well

Nick and Eric raced super well today to finish at 15th.

Today's stage went around Pierra Menta, the peak, and is traditionally the longest stage of the race. Stage 3 Top 3 men finished in the same order as yesterday except the time gaps were much smaller. Damiano Lenzi & Matteo … » full article

Stage 2 – 2015 Pierra Menta: Italians win again, Roux & Miro dominating, Carter & Elson 18th, Bernier 6th

Today's stage took racers much higher in the Rhone Alpe region.

Today saw the second day of the 30th Pierra Menta. It brought a much longer stage than yesterday and so the time differences were bigger as well. Stage 2 The Italian team of Damiano Lenzi & Matteo Eydalin won again, this time with … » full article

Stage 1 – 2015 Pierra Menta: Carter & Elson 20th, Bernier 7th, plus others

Nick Elson with Eric Carter today at Pierra Menta. Photo by Andrea Kuba.

Today was the first day of the 2015 Pierra Menta. Usually, the PM starts on a Thursday but because this is the 30th edition the organizers shuffled things around to accommodate the festivities. Stage 1 The stage was unusually short so … » full article