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? 

Check out the updated course mapS on OnX backcountry.

Colors, Individual Segments, and Transitions

3 Peaks Course

5 Peaks Course


5 Peaks - Team ~ 3 Peaks - Team/Individual ~ 1 Peak - Ascent Only

Tentative Schedule:

Saturday, March 25th

Bib Pickup: 6:00am - 7:00am

Long Course Start: 7:30am

Short Course Start: 7:35am

Cut Off time: TBD

Afterparty: 12:00pm Location TBD


Course Descriptions Subject to Change

Mandatory Gear Short & Long Course:

5 Peaks - TEAMS - is 5 climbs and ± 7,600 ft. of vertical

3 Peaks - TEAMS - is 3 climbs and ± 4,600 ft. of vertical

3 PEAKS - INDIVIDUAL - is 3 climbs and ± 4,600 ft. of vertical

1 Peak Citizen is 1 climb and ± 1600 ft. of vertical

1 Peak Citizen Gear: Skis/skins/helmet/goggle or sunglasses

Bacon Brawl Map and Course Walkthrough Video

9:30 on Sat! Forecast is warm so put your jorts on and come out for a tour of Bluebird Backcountry! Day Pass and Lunch included with registration.

Feb 1st Race Registration is open for Breck Ascent!

Thanks to Breckenridge Resort, Town of Breckenridge and Broken Compass we are able offer 3 races at Breck this season!

Peak 8 - January 18th  - 5:00pm

Peak 7 - February 1sT  - 5:00pm

5 Peaks - March 25th   - 7:00am

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!

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All new this year Monthly Rocky Mountain Skimo Email Newsletters! 


Tour de Basin Course Maps and Video Walkthrough

Frisco Skimo Sprint Series

December 10th 6pm-9pm

5-6:00pm Packet Pickup

6:00pm Course Preview

6:15 - 9pm Racing Commences


! 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

Long Course

Full length Skimo Individual race course.

  • lightweight gear > heavy gear
  • spandex > baggies
  • most bad-ass-ary

Short Course

Shorter Skimo Individual race course.

  • lightweight gear = heavy gear
  • spandex = baggies
  • Gettin' after it

Citizen Course

Up and Down Basic Touring Intro to racing.

  • heavy gear or lightweight demo
  • Wear what you have
  • Gateway drug