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...]

On Skimo Racing Summer Training: Interview with Adam Campbell, professional mountain runner


Last summer, I published two articles on summer training for skimo racing. One was about a general approach to summer skimo training – "Bread and … [Read more...]

Measuring skimo racing success: Focus on small goals rather than results


Obviously, when we race we care about results. By results, I mean our name's location on a sheet of paper which determines our state of satisfaction … [Read more...]

10 Quick Tips to Improve Your Skimo Racing


Uphill tips: Relax your shoulders, neck and face… or as much muscles as you can. Save your energy. Experiment with variety of strides on … [Read more...]

How to minimize effects of altitude on skimo racing performance – Tips for acclimatization for competition at altitude


This article has been written by Eric Carter and edited by Stano. Eric is a Phd student and a passionate skimo racer currently based in the Coast … [Read more...]

Hiko-run: Skimo racer’s best summer friend

hiko-run explained

In the previous article on rando skimo racing summer training I talked about "bread and butter" - the benefits and importance of endurance base … [Read more...]

“Bread and butter” summer training for rando racing and speedier ski mountaineering: Endurance and Activity variety

Ski mountaineer's summer.

I would never believe that my first thought would be about training when waking up today, then closely followed by thoughts exclusively only about … [Read more...]

Rando ski mountaineering (racing) transitions with Reiner Thoni

Ski mountaineering is as much about having fun as it is about efficiency. In fact, the more efficient you are the more time you can spend having fun. … [Read more...]