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...]

Skimo News Jan 21-22: Carter racing in Andorra WC, Canada and East Coast races, Upcoming events

Forsberg overtaking Mollaret and Orgue in the vertical.

With World Championships quickly approaching (Eric and Stano will be attenting as well) the athletes are entering their final preparations. Besides … [Read more...]

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 - … [Read more...]

Biking Instead of Running? Proven Tips for Effective Summer Skimo Cross-training

This last winter, due to living in flat Edmonton, Peter rode his fat bike a lot as means of training for skimo.

The following article is a guest post by Peter Knight and is similar to our last week's post - How to Start Running After a Skimo Season Without … [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...]

Jan 16-17 News Shorts: John Gaston races a World Cup while others battle back home, Kilian Jornet wins twice

Max Taam leads the 2016 COSMIC Sunlight Dynafit Heathen Challenge. Myke Hermsmeyer Photo.

Another full weekend of racing in the US and Europe while the Canadian Series takes a break. Read on for more news from last week in … [Read more...]

Race Recap: Vert180 Skimo Race

“Oh great, now I get to be beaten by two people wearing tutu’s...” - Peter Knight

The Vert180 is the annual season opener for the Canadian Skimo Calendar. While the setting may not be spectacular alpine peaks, there is no shortage … [Read more...]

Report from 2015 Canadian Skimo Champs: Kylee Ohler and Nick Elson take titles, German Philipp Schädler strikes again!

Nick Elson followed by Philipp Schaedler. Photo by Stano Faban.

The BUFF Canadian Ski Mountaineering Championships took place last Saturday at Kicking Horse Resort as part of the 7th edition of Dogtooth Dash skimo … [Read more...]

2014 Canadian Skimo Team Camp at Rogers Pass

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This is a guest post from a recent Canadian Skimo Team training camp in Rogers Pass. I was unable to attend so I want to thank Peter Knight for the … [Read more...]

6h 34min: New speed record on the full Wapta Traverse by 1 hour!

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Back in 2012 my two good friends and Canadian Skimo Team members, Melanie Bernier and Ian Gale, partnered together for what at the end happened to be … [Read more...]

Interview with Travis Brown and Peter Knight – two young Canadian skimo hopefuls

Travis and Peter on the summit of Mt Joffre in Alberta during their 11 hour mission. Details coming below.

On the European skimo racing scene 24-years old racers are not considered youngsters anymore but in North American skimo terms that's almost as young … [Read more...]