& SMCC September 2013 Skimo Training Camp

This page was last updated on Sep 10, 2013.

Over the weekend of September 13-15, 2013 Eric Carter and I are organizing a summer skimo training camp in Squamish, BC. And we are stoked that about 15 really enthusiastic people are joining us in this first ever public summer skimo racing training camp.

» If you have confirmed your participation by Sep 8th you have received emails with more details already.

Quick overview

  • Training for three days around Squamish, BC  with fellow skimo racers and some members of the Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Team.
  • Dates are September 13-15, 2013.
  • The agenda includes trail running, strength training, and roller skiing with video technique analysis.
  • Costs $30 per person for all three days.
  • SMCC stands for Ski Mountaineering Competition Canada and is a section of the Alpine Club of Canada
Supporters of this first ever North American skimo training camp. On behalf of everyone - Thank You!

Supporters for this first ever North American skimo training camp. On behalf of everyone – Thank You!


Schedule – Important times & Locations

We hope everyone can arrive Thursday evening in order to train together Friday morning.

» For a fully detailed schedule view or download this file 2-page PDF file – Skimo Camp Schedule

Friday September 13th

  • 8:30 AM: Meeting for a run at  Stawamus Chief Park in Squamish
    - the meeting place is here
  • PM: Roller-skiing on Callaghan Valley Access Road in Whistler (VIDEO)
  • 7:00 PM: Ski Mountaineering in China and Kyrgyzstan by Stano Faban & SMCC Meeting (7pm at Escape Route Squamish)
    - Escape Route is here
  • 8:00 PM: Ski-Mo Canada athletes meeting (PDF – SMCC Fall 2013 Meeting Agenda)

Saturday September 14th

  • 10:00 AM: Uphill Rollerski Time Trial on Cypress Mountain Access Road in N. Vancouver
    - meeting place is here
  • PM: Running Howe Sound Crest Trail/Cypress Prov. Park in N. Vancouver
  • 7:00 PM: Performance Nutrition – Fuelling for Skimo Presented by DYNAFIT (7pm at Escape Route Squamish) – By Bjoern Ossenbrink
    - Escape Route is here

Sunday September 15th

What if I can’t do all 3 days?

  • All training sessions are optional.
  • We will organize rides to these locations and lead groups.
  • Groups may split by ability/speed/objective if we want.
  • Each venue has options to go longer or shorter.
  • All locations dependent on weather.
  • Running/Mountain Bike options available for both rollerski sessions (so no roller-skis is not an excuse to miss out).
  • Come see the awesome terrain we have on the Coast.


Dynafit and Escape Route are bringing us two excellent evening presentations that we think will be interesting to skimo racers and ski tourers. For those already attending the camp, there is no additional cost. For those who just wish to attend the presentations, the cost is $5 at the door. The presentations will take place at 7pm at the Escape Route in Squamish. Escape Route is also preparing special pricing for those in attendance to pre-order the latest and greatest skimo gear that is difficult to get our hands on here in North America.

Cost, Accommodation, Gear

We have been working to minimize the cost of the camp for participants and have some great sponsors to thank for their help. Camp attendance will cost approximately $35 to cover the evening programs, gym use, etc. We will not be providing food or accommodation. We will however try to arrange a couch or floor space in Squamish for everyone but it might be necessary for a few to camp. Please contact us as soon as possible if you think you will attend so we can sort this out. If enough interest exists, we may arrange for a group deal at the Squamish Hostel.

Please bring:

  • Running Gear (including a way to carry water over longer distances)
  • Poles for Bounding (See Stano’s Hiko-run article)
  • Rollerskis (Optional)
  • Mtn Bike/Climbing Gear (if no roller-skis)
  • Sleeping bag/pad
  • Tent (maybe)
  • Rain gear

If a skimo training camp like this interests you, please, email us to sign-up or to ask for more information via the form below.


» Here is how our Canadian Team summer training camp looked like in Revelstoke in 2012.

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  1. Ryan, thank you for showing your support for our work by coming all the way from Seattle. And as well, hope to see you this winter somewhere in the mountains ;)

    Alexis: If a training camp can be measured in amounts of fun and joking on any topic at any time then this camp is by far on top of my list. And you were a major cause of that :) Thank you

  2. Thanks for the opportunity to meet and train with some great folks. I really enjoyed getting to see how you guys are training and look forward to probably seeing you guys at some races this winter!

  3. If the success of a training camp can be measured by the buckets of water sweat, then it was a REAL
    success. Not to mention that I shaved to limit the damages, but it did not help too much. Great THANKS
    to Eric and Stano

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