Ski mountaineering, or 'skimo', combines aspects of uphill ski touring, with mountaineering and traditional downhill alpine skiing. Skimo races pit athletes against each other on courses that include uphill touring and downhill skiing, on a variety of terrain across the entire mountain.
Skimo racing at RIDGE :
If you're taking a Gap Year, or a semester away from campus, training for skimo races with RIDGE coaches will prepare you for backcountry tours, and provide an excellent cardiovascular workout. Ski Academy student athletes who are interested in training for for skimo races will work with our professional coaches to create skimo training plans that will help you perform your best on the hill.