Skimo News – Jan 16, 2018: Finally Racing in Colorado, Boscacci Wins Mountain Attack, East Coast Races, National Champs in Europe, and more…

With eyes on the prize, Michelle Boscacci wins 2018 Mountain Attack. Photo credit - Mountain Attack.

The race season is in full swing, though it may not feel like it in the American Rockies, and we have lots of action everywhere! North American … [Read more...]

Preview of 2017 Pierra Menta: 8 North American Teams and Biggest Podium Favourites

Bon Mardion and Gachet in the 2015 edition.

The 32nd edition of the famed Pierra Menta is just around the corner - starting on Wednesday, March 8 - and currently, snow is accumulating very … [Read more...]

Mental Skills for Racing: Visualization

Lenzi leaving for a boot-pack in front of Jornet. ISMF photo.

Mental training is a commonly overlooked aspect of preparation for athletic competition. At best, most of us use only a few mental skills to cope with … [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...]

5th birthday for Woohoo!


I don't want to write much but I would like to highlight the fact that around these days is celebrating its 5th birthday! I don't … [Read more...]

Ski movies production and filming: interview with Sherpas Cinema producer

Image copied from where it was provided by Sherpas Cinema.

Many, many ski films are being produced in the recent years. Some are good, some great, and some... I used to watch them 10-15 years ago but not … [Read more...]

Spearhead Huts System: public seems to approve, proposal to BC Parks, survey results analysis

Spearhead Huts System map

Some time ago I participated in a public survey conducted by BC Parks regarding potential future development in the Garibaldi Provincial Park, BC. The … [Read more...]

SkinTrack: 2009 recap and 2010 plans

Skinning up for one of many great runs in December 2010 at Rogers Pass. (Image cropped from Reiner Thoni's photo.)

First of all, I want to wish all of you all the best in 2010. And right after that, I really want to thank all of you for reading SkinTrack articles … [Read more...]

Interestingly strange contest: Win 7-days of heli assisted ski touring with Greg Hill

Many of you probably know Greg Hill or at least his name. He is often being referred to as "The Million Feet Man" for touring one million feet in one … [Read more...]

Rogers Pass: Significant changes to Winter Permit System

Skinning up inside Cheops restricted area.

Since the end of the last season the System underwent significant changes that were introduced to public at the beginning of this one. Anyone that … [Read more...]

Must see: Ski like James Bond

I came across this footage on my friend's blog - - and thought to share it with as many people as possible would be great. Have … [Read more...]

Ready for winter? How crazy is too crazy?

As backcountry skiers, we all have most likely been in a situation where we had to "justify" ourselves as backcountry skiers to someone else. We had … [Read more...]