Podcast Interview with Melanie Bernier: Lots of tips from her training for skimo racing, gear, nutrition…


This is the first ever episode of SkinTrack.com podcast! It’s not fully podcast-like in a sense that you can download it (will come later) but you can definitely just sit back and listen instead of reading.

For this first episode, I chose to interview my good friend Melanie Bernier who is one of the most inspirational people I know, and a fellow member on the Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Team.

Melanie is one of the most accomplished skimo racers in North America with a 4th place from 2013 Pierra Menta being one of her career highlights. She is fine tuning her game every season and her improvements are results of long-term daily hard work, strong commitment and big passion for skimo.

In this interview we discussed:

  • Melanie’s last winter Euro racing campaign and her most favourite moments
  • her upcoming trip back to Europe for more World Cup action
  • current training
  • nutrition (Paleo diet)
  • her current racing gear
  • skimo pole lengths
  • and her future goals

Resources related to this podcast episode:

I really hope that you enjoyed this interview format and please leave a comment below if you liked it. If not then please leave suggestions on what can be improved going forward with these podcast episodes. Thank you!

Training Plans for Skimo Racing

Skimo Racing Manual


  1. Tim and Kerwin,
    Now you can download the podcast by clicking on “Download” link at the bottom inside the player higher up on this page. Let me know whether that works for you.

  2. Another vote to publish to iTunes, great to see a podcast around skimo. Cheers!

  3. OK, no worries. I listened to it on a computer, but figured it would be easier for my wife to listen as a ‘podcast’. I didn’t realize that to publish a podcast cost money! In the future an MP3 will work I am sure. Thanks for doing this, we both enjoyed the interview.

  4. Hi Tim,
    Ultimately that would be the goal – to have it like a real podcast. But so far all viable/good solutions are paid, so I am trying to go around for now.
    Don’t know what phone you have but if I let you download the MP3 right from this page would you be able to play it? My Android HTC seems to be OK with that, no need for iTunes for me.
    Let me know and I can do that next time ;)

  5. Thanks. It’s good to hear different perspectives. Will you be publishing to itunes podcasts? That will make it easy to listen on the phone.


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