Recap for Stage 1 of 2017 Pierra Menta: Smiley & Young 4th in women, Carter & Elson 17th in men, Lenzi & Eydallin and Fiechter & Pont Combe win

Janelle Smiley leading Jessie Young on their way to 4th place today!

With almost a metre of fresh snow on the ground, local organizers had to revise their plans for stage 1 due to high avalanche danger. Thankfully, the … [Read more...]

Vertical Race – 2017 Skimo Worlds – Mar 1: Kilian Jornet and Andrea Mayr claim gold, John Gaston 11th and Kristi Knecht 15th for North America

Quinn Simmons (cadet) and Ian Clarke (junior) - both very talented cyclists trying their hand in skimo in the winter. Photo by Matt Reid.

Today, most of us were waiting whether Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg can pull off a double as a couple, or whether it will be Damiano's Lenzi … [Read more...]

Sprint Race – 2017 Skimo Worlds – Feb 28: Quinn Simmons claims bronze for USA, Arnold and Galicia win senior titles

Emelie Forsberg and Claudia Galicia in the bottom boot-pack transition during women's final. Photo Matt Reid.

I apologize for the delay with a report from yesterday's sprints. I was scouting the vertical course, waxing some skis for our athletes, cheering, and … [Read more...]

Team Race – 2017 Skimo Worlds – Feb 26: USA women 4th, Lenzi wins another title, French women win without Laetitia Roux

Janelle and Jessie on the final descent. Photo by Mark Smiley.

Third day at the 2017 Ski Mountaineering World Championships brought another sunny day but thankfully it didn't get as hot as forecasted, thanks to … [Read more...]

2016 Mount Marathon race: Interview with 2nd Place Nick Elson

Nick climbing in the 2016 MMR (Philipp Reiter Photo)

The Mount Marathon Race is one of the most storied of North American mountain running races. It is one of the oldest races in NA (first ran in 1915) … [Read more...]

Final 2015/16 Canadian Skimo Racing Rankings

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With the conclusion of skimo racing in Western Canada last weekend in Lake Louise, our governing body Ski Mountaineering Competition Canada (SMCC) has … [Read more...]

Mar 15-28 Skimo Racing News Shorts: World Cup, Grand Traverse, Canadian Nationals

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The past two weeks were full of skimo racing in North America and Europe! Here is our recap of what happened in the skin tracks. » For previous … [Read more...]

Report: 3rd Annual SkinTrack Summer Training Camp

Part of our group marveling over nature's ability to create mysterious  creations.

Over the last weekend (Sep 4-6, 2015), we hosted the 3rd annual SkinTrack Summer Skimo Training Camp, with activities based around Whistler … [Read more...]

Mount Marathon 2015 Race Preview

Penny Assman falling down 'the cliffs' in one of the more serious accidents in the history of the Mount Marathon. Photo by Carol Griswold.

While the Mount Marathon Race in Seward Alaska is relatively unknown to most of the US and the world, it is a pillar of mountain running in Alaska. … [Read more...]

Report: 2015 Mondole World Cup – Elson, Bernier and Carter raced for North America

Nick Elson racing to 22nd in the vertical race.

Report by Eric Carter, edits by Stano Faban, all photos by ISMF. The Prato Nevoso venue for the World Cup finals was an exciting one. Being very … [Read more...]

2015 Pierra Menta In-Depth Race Report by Eric Carter

Running through the streets of Areches.

This is an in-depth report from Eric about his and Nick Elson's amazing journey to 15th place at Pierra Menta few weeks ago. I have had a few … [Read more...]

Stage 3 – 2015 Pierra Menta: Carter & Elson 15th, Lenzi & Eydalin won again, Roux & Miro as well

Nick and Eric raced super well today to finish at 15th.

Today's stage went around Pierra Menta, the peak, and is traditionally the longest stage of the race. Stage 3 Top 3 men finished in the same … [Read more...]