Jan 16-17 News Shorts: John Gaston races a World Cup while others battle back home, Kilian Jornet wins twice

Max Taam leads the 2016 COSMIC Sunlight Dynafit Heathen Challenge. Myke Hermsmeyer Photo.

Another full weekend of racing in the US and Europe while the Canadian Series takes a break. Read on for more news from last week in … [Read more...]

Skimo Training Locations Series: Peak 10 – Breckenridge, CO

Peak 10

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...]

Jan 10-11 News Shorts: Skimo racing weekend all over the World

The field takes off at Outdoor Retailer skimo event. Myke Hermsmeyer photo.

This past weekend was the first big racing weekend of the season with events happening all over North America and several National Championships in … [Read more...]

Long-term Review: Dynafit RC-1 Skimo Boots

Crampon compatibility

Quick overview: Usual full price: $2150 USD Weight: 507 g (size 27) Cuff Rotation: 75 degrees Forward Lean: 12/18 deg Material: Carbon … [Read more...]

Race Recap: Vert180 Skimo Race

“Oh great, now I get to be beaten by two people wearing tutu’s...” - Peter Knight

The Vert180 is the annual season opener for the Canadian Skimo Calendar. While the setting may not be spectacular alpine peaks, there is no shortage … [Read more...]

Skimo Training Locations Series: Diamond Head Trail – Squamish BC

BC's South Coast and Garibaldi Provincial Park. The Diamond Head Trail is accessed from Squamish.

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...]

2015 Wolf Creek Classic Race Recap

Scott Simmons and Marshall Thompson leading the charge at the 2015 Wolf Creek Classic. Myke Hermsmeyer Photo.

This weekend marked the opening skimo race of the 2015-2016 North American calendar. Held at Wolf Creek, in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, 75 … [Read more...]

Mount Baker: Early season ski trip report

Lots of people showed up for the fun!

Last weekend brought a nice dump of snow to the Pacific Northwest. Rainier was forecasted to get walloped and further north, we got a decent amount of … [Read more...]

Salomon S-LAB X ALP 20 Backpack review: Day-pack for Fast and Light Travel

salomon-x-alp-20-pack-eric-carter

Quick overview: Usual full price: $150 USD Weight: 560 g (one size) Volume: 20 L Pros: versatile, durable, spacious Cons: weight, bulk, … [Read more...]

New Skimo Gear for 2015-2016 Season

La Sportiva Sideral 2.0

It’s that time of year when all the manufacturers are coming out with the newest products. Here we want to give you a quick overview of what is new … [Read more...]

Best Ski Trip Reports of 2014/2015 Season

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Last year, we posted our picks for the best ski mountaineering trip reports from North America in the 2013/2014 season. We decided to do it again this … [Read more...]

Mount Marathon 2015 Race Preview

Penny Assman falling down 'the cliffs' in one of the more serious accidents in the history of the Mount Marathon. Photo by Carol Griswold.

While the Mount Marathon Race in Seward Alaska is relatively unknown to most of the US and the world, it is a pillar of mountain running in Alaska. … [Read more...]