Interview with Andrew McLean – Icon of North American ski mountaineering

Andrew - The millionaire - skiing in Iran.

Andrew McLean is one of the icons of North American ski mountaineering, however, I didn't know this until I met him couple of years ago at a ski mountaineering race. He won the event, and I believe it was the first time I got to see the … » full article

Canadian champion wins in New Zealand

Current Canadian ski mountaineering champion, Reiner Thoni, won the Scarpa CraigieBurner skimo race in New Zealand over the past weekend. Reiner travelled to NZ in mid-August to do some touring and racing there, and prepare for the … » full article

Initial skimo racing calendars for 2010 season

Cropped from Andrew Wheelhouse photo.

Calendars for the North American ski mountaineering racing scene are taking shape, even though, the sun is still shining high. Canadian racing calendar will be getting polished within the next couple of weeks - clarifying all dates … » full article

Sign up for avalanche safety and backcountry travel course

This is a second article from the series on "How to start backcountry skiing and alpine touring?". As with anything new, we have two choices - learn it ourselves (with help from friends) or register for a course that is led by a true … » full article

The Revelstoke Steamer: do you have the legs?

Within backcountry skiing community, Revelstoke is well know for its location - being a base to endless adventure opportunities during the winter months. But being summer now, Revelstoke has something else up its sleeve. The Revelstoke … » full article

North Joffre Creek mini-traverse: Spring skiing and bush whacking

Peter fighting some serious flora to get us started.

This trip took place in Duffey Lake area in the southern part of Coast Mountains, Canada, during May 23-25, 2009. Duffey Lake backcountry skiing is a serious rival destination to the famed Rogers Pass near Revelstoke, BC. A detailed … » full article

Recap of the Canadian ski mountaineering racing season 2009

Canadian ski mountaineering racing series is growing bit by bit every year. The 2009 skimo racing season promised five event calendar, which meant one more than the previous year. The new event that was added was a Dogtooth Dash at the … » full article

How to get involved in backcountry skiing and alpine touring?

This is the first article from the series on "How to start backcountry skiing and alpine touring?". Visit the page to see an outline of all the topics. The best way to introduce yourself to backcountry skiing is through more experienced … » full article

How to start backcountry skiing and alpine touring?

"How to start backcountry skiing?" is not really a question that is asked a lot but it sums up the topic of the following article series very clearly. The information is intended for you guys that want to try backcountry skiing and alpine … » full article

Welcome to SkinTrack.com

After some time of planning and developing this site was born out of enthusiasm for backcountry skiing and outdoors in general. The main goal of SkinTrack is to share and provide useful information to backcountry skiers, ski … » full article