New Scarpa Alien 1.0 vs Scarpa Alien RS vs Scarpa Alien 3.0

Scarpa Alien 3.0 compared to new Scarpa Alien 1.0 (on the right).

Here are a couple of close-up photos of the newly redesigned Scarpa Alien 1.0, now using a carbon infused Grilamid shell just like the Alien RS. The new 1.0 really seems to be a blend of features of the old 1.0, the new RS, and the … » full article

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 Coast is getting pounded with Whistler Blackcomb reporting over a meter on the storm board … » full article

ISPO Munich – Jan 28-31: SkinTrack Secures Media Accreditation for the Biggest Outdoor Show

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I am very excited to announce that from Jan 28 to Jan 31 I will be visiting the biggest outdoor show! With virtually all brands and manufacturers participating, this is a big opportunity to see all the newest and future gear before it … » full article

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 athletes have multiple options for racing each weekend and with good snow coverage in Europe, … » full article

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 I did lots of thinking in the fall and we decided to create a different kind of a training … » full article

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 conditions. USA and Canada Race News Unfortunately the Grand Mesa Challenge, CO was … » full article

Review of Karpos Race Skimo Racing Suit: Faster transitions, Breathability, Comfort

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Quick overview: Usual Retail Price: around $300 USD Weight: 530g (size L) Pros: Pockets, Fit, Comfort, Breathability Cons: Could use warmer fabric panel on knees Suitability: skimo racing Colour Options: There are a couple of … » full article

Prize Giveaway: SkinTrack training plans, t-shirts, bandannas

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Update - Jan 11, 2018 - Contest Winners: Thank you everyone for participating and giving us your feedback! Check back soon for another prize contest. We said we would announce two prize winners but we decided to do one extra, just … » full article

In Memory of Ben Parsons: A Good Friend and an Athlete with a Big Heart

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Please consider donating to a fundraising campaign started by Ben's friends. All proceeds will go to support his son Rowen and wife Jen. Thank you!. Update - January 5, 2018: I can't believe it has already been a full year since … » full article

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 a bit more snow but the entire US Rockies remain anemic. The Pacific Northwest and Canada … » full article

La Sportiva Sytron and Scarpa Alien RS: Boots Under 1 kg with Focus on Downhill Performance

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There are two light ski mountaineering boots talked about these days - La Sportiva Sytron and Scarpa Alien RS - both weighing under 1,000 grams per boot yet promising previously unmatched downhill performance in this category. In each … » full article

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 the sports for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games. The American Rockies continue … » full article