Gear Guide To Your First Skimo Racing Setup: Skis, Boots, Bindings, and more

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When it comes to shopping for your first-ever skimo racing setup there is no "fit-for-all" advice as each person's goals, budget and athletic background are different. Some are new to skimo racing or even ski touring altogether while others … » full article

Skimo News Dec 1-19: US Worlds Team Qualifier Races, French Vertical Champs, and more

Janelle Smiley racing to first place. Photo by Eric Hoff.

The last two weeks have seen big storms dumping snow all over North America and kicking the skimo race season into a full swing. The first North American event of the year was the Vert 180 at the Calgary Olympic Park, part of the … » full article

Innovative Ski Mountaineering and Skimo Racing Gear for 2016/2017

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Every year, manufacturers release fancy new gear to tantalize us. This is a selection of gear we think is innovative and probably worth having a look at for this season (as well as being actually available). We've got a mix of things for … » full article

Race Recap: Vert180 Night Skimo Race in Calgary

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The Canadian Skimo Cup kicked off with its first race of the season at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary last Saturday. With its unusual format - start at 6pm to do as many laps as you can in 3 hours - and working within the venue's … » full article

Video and Thoughts on Risks of Locked Binding Toes

Our thoughts are based on the talk by a biomechanical engineer Jeff Campbell. You can watch the 25min video further below.

We are all guilty of locking out our tech toe pieces while skiing downhill. If you are thinking "not me" right now then you are probably lying or you landed on this website by a mistake. My assumptions are that most skimo racers lock out … » full article

Two Winners of SkinTrack’s November Contest and $250 Prize Packages

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Until the very last day, entries were coming in for the SkinTrack November Gear Contest that we ran from Nov 1st to Nov 30th. Today, thanks to our gracious partners we are announcing the two lucky winners. Prizes and the Winners The … » full article

Interview with ISMF President about Skimo & Olympics and Anti-doping Efforts

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With many things going in the right direction for the sport of ski mountaineering racing, we reached out to Armando Mariotta - the president of the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) - for an interview with 10 questions we … » full article

Taking Science to Skimo: Skin Glide Testing

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Montagnes magazine recently published an article detailing a scientific study sponsored by POMOCA and carried out by the Technologie Zentrum Ski und AlpineSport (TSA) laboratory in Austria. I’ll leave it to you to Google-translate the … » full article

New Skimo Race & US Team Qualifier on Dec 16-17th: Northwest Passage in McCall, Idaho

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With the upcoming 2017 World Ski Mountaineering Championships to be held in Transcavallo region of Italy, the US Ski Mountaineering Association has designated two team selection races for athletes to test themselves and qualify for the big … » full article

Training Plan: 12 Weeks to Your Best Skimo Race

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Today, after receiving much feedback and almost two years after releasing the Manual For Ski Mountaineering Racing e-book, we are proud to announce something we have been working on since summer - our first skimo racing specific training … » full article

Skimo Training Locations Series – Summit County, Colorado

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The idea of this series is to highlight local skimo training zones. Not the big, rad lines in the backcountry that you go to for huge missions, but the day in, day out, reliable training spots. It could be on piste or backcountry but it’s … » full article

SkinTrack November Gear Contest: Win One of Two $250 Packages

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This gear contest is closed now. We will announce the winner in next few days. Keep checking back as we will host another contest soon! With support from these awesome companies, we want to help you get outfitted for your training and … » full article