SKIN - SKI - REPEAT
Ski Mountaineering Races Redefined
Racing is over...
now it is time to use that winter skimo fitness for your spring Skimo objectives
All of the hours #skiresortmountaineering are about to pay off as the snow starts to consolidate and we move into SPRING! Getting out further into the backcountry and moving up higher onto steeper slopes is what ski mountaineering is all about. Document using your winter skimo skills for those spring skimo objectives and share them with us on Instagram!
Breck 5 Peaks ReCap & Results
The High Alpine Environment struck again for the Breck 5 Peaks this year! After a couple delayed starts and an impending cancellation we pulled off Plan D courses with ~6200’ and ~4600’! -8F Summit temperatures and +70mph gusts prevented the amazing @breckskipatrol from getting the terrain open for us. We had an 8:45 new course meeting and a 9:00 start! With more than 6 miles of the new course unflagged Brad LaRochelle was out on course setting the impromptu course all while staying ahead of most racers!
Many athletes had to drop because of the cold and frost bite concerns on various parts of their bodies. Many athletes stopped at the Chair 6 warming hut and TBar patrol shack and managed to finish the event!
Thank you to @breckskipatrol, all racers, @light_expressions 📸, and volunteers who helped scramble and keep the race from being canceled.
Breck Resort pulled the plug on out of bounds travel for this race...
What does this mean for you?
5 Peaks will still have 7500' of climbing
5 Peaks will offer a full length INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY if you want to change categories or distances email me and we will get you squared away.
5 Peaks and 3 Peaks will still require the non-sanctioned Mandatory Gear for your safety. Unless you crawl your head and hands will be above 13000' so please be prepared for high alpine winter conditions.
Check out the updated course mapS on OnX backcountry.
Registration is open for the 3rd COSMIC POINT SERIES Race
BlueBird Backcountry's Bacon Brawl is ready to roll! Finalizing the course with this recent snow and 90% of terrain is open! More Snow means more options for touring!
Registration includes $69 day ticket to use after the race incase you didn't get enough during the race.
Pork Slider lunch, Upslope Beer and of course Bacon will be included with registration!
Check out your COSMIC points HERE!
Friday, January 27th
Vertical Start: 4:30pm
Vertical Awards: 6:15pm
Individual Course Pre-Race Meeting: 6:30pm Optional
Saturday, January 28th
Individual Long Course Start: 7:45am
Individual Short Course Start: 7:50am
Sunday, January 29th
Teams Long Course Start: 8:00am
Teams Short Course Start: 8:05am
Via Ferrata, Harness & CRAMPONS needed for Long Course!
Check out Highlights & Reels for race information
Check out Individual race tags and upload your pictures!
While you're at it give our SPONSORS a follow for their support!
UPDATED LONG COURSE MAP
Tour de Basin Course Maps and Video Walkthrough
! Registration is LIVE !
USA Skimo is opening up their National Cup Series with a weekend in Summit County Colorado!
December 9th, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
December 11th, 2022 @ 7:00am
Vertical, Long, Short, & Citizen Courses
First USA Skimo National cup of the season!!
Ski Mountaineering - Rando - Skimo - Ski Touring - Backcountry Skiing - Fitness Touring
Call it what you will... these all have one thing in common:
Traveling on snow, in the mountains, as efficiently as possible.
You don't have to be wearing spandex or be on 60mm wide skis to do an up and down race on snow. Challenge yourself this winter by moving faster uphill and preparing yourself for your mountain goals.
Rocky Mountain Skimo is kicking the season off with races at Wolf Creek and Arapahoe Basin!
New Race Course Lengths for Every Race
Full length Skimo Individual race course.
- lightweight gear > heavy gear
- spandex > baggies
- most bad-ass-ary
Shorter Skimo Individual race course.
- lightweight gear = heavy gear
- spandex = baggies
- Gettin' after it
Up and Down Basic Touring Intro to racing.
- heavy gear or lightweight demo
- Wear what you have
- Gateway drug