New Skimo Race & US Team Qualifier on Dec 16-17th: Northwest Passage in McCall, Idaho

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With the upcoming 2017 World Ski Mountaineering Championships to be held in Transcavallo region of Italy, the US Ski Mountaineering Association has … [Read more...]

Skimo Training Locations Series – Summit County, Colorado

A-Basin Rise and Shine Rando Race

The idea of this series is to highlight local skimo training zones. Not the big, rad lines in the backcountry that you go to for huge missions, but … [Read more...]

Guide to Overtraining for Mountain Athletes: What it is, Symptoms, Causes, Effects, Treatment, and Prevention

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We originally published this post in November 2013 but it with the new season at our door it is highly relevant. As highly enthusiastic mountain … [Read more...]

Useful Tips for Traveling: Skimo Racing and Ski Touring in Europe

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For North Americans, skimo racing in Europe is not only a humbling and awesome sporting experience but also an adventure into different cultures, … [Read more...]

Important Changes to 2017 ISMF Race Gear Rules

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Several important rule changes were adopted in that will impact racers competing on the World Cup and at World Championships level in the upcoming … [Read more...]

2016 Mount Marathon race: Interview with 2nd Place Nick Elson

Nick climbing in the 2016 MMR (Philipp Reiter Photo)

The Mount Marathon Race is one of the most storied of North American mountain running races. It is one of the oldest races in NA (first ran in 1915) … [Read more...]

Review of Free Range Equipment Raven Pack

Climbing steep neve on the Coleman Headwall. (Nick Elson Photo)

Quick overview: Usual full price: $169 USD Weight: 540 g (one size) Volume: 25 L Pros: versatile, durable, spacious, lightweight, 2 ice axe … [Read more...]

Mar 15-28 Skimo Racing News Shorts: World Cup, Grand Traverse, Canadian Nationals

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The past two weeks were full of skimo racing in North America and Europe! Here is our recap of what happened in the skin tracks. » For previous … [Read more...]

March 1-14 Skimo Racing News Shorts: Powder Keg, Five Peaks, Pierra Menta, Skimo East

Photo: Stephenie Cote

It was a busy two weeks of racing in North America and Europe! Read on to if you have missed anything. » For previous weekend's racing news see … [Read more...]

Fischer Profoil Skins Review: New way of skinning

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Overview: Usual full price: $225 USD - (Skimo.co) Weight: 230g/pair (for Fischer TransAlp 80 skis at 170cm) Compatibility: Fischer TransAlp, … [Read more...]

Skimo World Cup Sprint: Video Transition Technique Analysis

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Sprint races are not really my forte when it comes to skimo racing. However, they are incredibly spectator friendly (good for the sport) and allow … [Read more...]

Skimo Training Location Series – Calgary Olympic Park – Alberta, Canada

Kylee racing in big sky country at COP.

The idea of this series is to highlight a local skimo training zones. Not the big, rad lines in the backcountry that you go to for huge missions, but … [Read more...]