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 … [Read more...]

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 and qualifying for Canadian world's team.

It’s been an interesting week in skimo! Colorado snowpack remains lean, although, Utah has seen a few glimpses of winter. Meanwhile, the West … [Read more...]

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...]

New Training Plan Release: 8-Week Sprint and Speed Development Training Plan

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While our social media accounts were dormant over the Christmas, we were working hard on finishing our newest 8-week skimo training plan! Eric and … [Read more...]

Skimo News – Jan 10: Colorado cancels again, Stormy race in Vermont, Sprint and Individual at Castle Mountain in Canada…

Kylee Ohler in the boot-pack atop the first climb.

Racing action continued in North America on the East Coast and in Alberta, Canada while the Western US continues to struggle with low or no snow … [Read more...]

Skimo News – Jan 2: Race Previews and Current Snow Conditions

Photo from our touring day earlier in December. Good snow conditions are continuing in the west parts of Canada.

No racing action took place over the holiday period in North America or on the World Cup circuit. In other ski news, Colorado has finally received … [Read more...]

Skimo News Dec 19: World Cup in China, Cam Smith Takes His First Ever Win at Wolf Creek, First Descent on Mt Assiniboine, Upcoming Events

Top athletes fighting in cold conditions in the vertical race in Wanlong, China.

It was an exciting weekend in the skimo racing world with the first ever World Cup taking place in China! The Wanlong venue will be hosting some of … [Read more...]

Best Terrain for Skimo Intensity Interval Training: Groomed Ski Runs or Skin Tracks?

Regularly including various technical aspects of skimo racing in your workouts is crucial to your improvement.

In any competitive sport, once you want to improve your speed beyond a certain plateau, you'll have to incorporate regular high intensity sessions - … [Read more...]

Skimo News Dec 12: Record turn-out at Vert 180, Loup Loup Rando race preview

6pm start makes a for an unique race setting. (And low light makes snapping pics difficult.)

Vert 180 - Calgary, AB - Dec 9, 2017 There was a historical turnout at the Vert 180 race in Calgary last Saturday with around 100 participants … [Read more...]

Skimo News Dec 5 and before: Gaston and Valmassoi dominate in Eldora, Wolf Creek race Cancelled

Rory Kelly racing the individual race. Photo by Summit Endurance Academy.

Welcome to our first week of 2017/18 seasonal coverage for ski mountaineering racing in North America and abroad! We'll be doing our best to recap … [Read more...]

Short and Long-term Skimo Training: Training to Train vs. Training to Compete?

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It’s appealing to follow the top athletes in our sport as many post all of their training on social media like Strava. It can be also incredibly … [Read more...]

Important Differences Between Training Volume and Training Load in Skimo Training

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How can two training plans be the same overall volume but be designed for two completely different athletes? How can we quantify training in a sport … [Read more...]