Skimo Training Series: How to Transition to On-Snow Training


Summer is firmly in the rear view mirror and the days are starting crisp and dark. Snow is flying in the mountains and, depending on where you live, … [Read more...]

Skimo Training Series: Training tips for September-October

Eric Carter and Melanie Bernier getting in some early "skinning" mileage.

September marks change of seasons in North America and Europe. One minute you are suffering through the heat of summer then the next it is end of the … [Read more...]

Copying Kilian Jornet is Likely Not Ideal for Our Performance and Health

If we can think of Performance (personal goals) and Health as consequences of the four factors in blue then we can see that health is more important than performance in the long run because it directly affects many aspects of the whole training process. (But pretty much everything is linked together whether directly or indirectly.)

This article is not only for mature and young athletes but for their parents as well. Without a doubt, Kilian Jornet has been the most influential … [Read more...]

Transitioning from Skimo to Summer Training


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 … [Read more...]

Using Heat Training to Improve Performance


What is Hyperthermic Training? We are all well aware of the negative effects that heat can have on race performance. Body temperature is one of many … [Read more...]

How to make a ski hook for rapid backpack skis attachment?

These add up to 18 cm for one end, so 36 cm in total. I went with 4 cm extra to account for the curves and curls. It worked perfectly.

A recent conversation with a SkinTrack follower on Twitter prompted me to write this DIY/How To article. Over the years, I have owned couple of skimo … [Read more...]

Hydration & Overhydration in Endurance Sports: Book Review of Waterlogged by Tim Noakes


Waterlogged book overview: Usual full price: around $25.00 USD Pages: over 400 Pros: lots of details, very useful, fairly easy to understand, … [Read more...]

Getting ready for the Power of Four: Only 2 weeks to go!


Our occasional contributor and skimo racing enthusiast Jeremy Rietmann shares his way of preparing for the Power of Four while holding a full-time … [Read more...]

Podcast Interview with Melanie Bernier: Lots of tips from her training for skimo racing, gear, nutrition…


This is the first ever episode of podcast! It's not fully podcast-like in a sense that you can download it (will come later) but you can … [Read more...]

How to structure your day-to-day skimo training? Sharing personal experience and tips


In this post, I am going to share with you my experiences on structuring day-to-day training. From those you should be able to pick up some tips that … [Read more...]

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


As highly enthusiastic mountain athletes there are many times we overextend our bodies to either achieve our goals or to simply have more fun. This … [Read more...]

Why you don’t need new very light gear right away, and my skimo gear progress


In recent months I have received couple of questions about my ski mountaineering racing gear, specifically, how I lightened up over the years. To give … [Read more...]