Mountain Sport Training Advice from Uphill Athlete

Training for Mountain Sports Mountain sports require both traditional and specialized training for the unique demands of trail running, ski mountaineering and climbing. For mountain athletes seeking help to improve fitness, skills or mental strength, …

The Wetterhorn, Mittelhorn and Rosenhorn Ski Mountaineering Tour

Climbing the Wetterhorn's normal route

A friend referred to this as the “Horny Tour”. Starting from Rosenlaui, between Meiringen and Grindelwald, it’s a ski mountaineering tour that links up ascents of the Wetterhorn (3692 meters), Mittelhorn (3703 meters) and Rosenhorn …

Skimo for the Mountain Runner

Pascal Egli, one of Switzerland’s top Skyrunners, explains how he uses SkiMo for big winter days.   A mountain runner in love with skimo For me, skimo is the pendant to winter mountain running! As …

Me Ski Pretty One Day

A woman ski mountaineering, or skimo training, in the Jungfrau Region of Switzerland.

I’m cautious to admit that I don’t love to downhill ski. I don’t though. I’m from the flat plains of middle America where skiing doesn’t fit the topography or the culture. And so, I didn’t …

How I fight the cycling winter blues with skimo

Ski randonee racers training in the Italian Dolomites

In winter, cyclists either get fat or undergo a training regime that sounds like torture. They ride outside in absolutely miserable conditions; and when they can feel their fingers again, they post epic pictures on social …

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Essential SkiMo Gear

Skimo Gear

What’s inside my skimo pack? The beauty of skimo is that it really is like going for a run. You can go alone, you can get an intense workout in with little time, and you …

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What is SkiMo?

Ski mountaineering in the Swiss Alps

SkiMo Explained Uphill skiing? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Who skis up? According to a recent article at Outside online, skimo is one of North America’s hottest winter sports. Apparently lots of people are pointing their skis …

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Ski Rando Race Gear

Ski Rando Racing : What gear is needed? While packing for a weekend of Ski Rando Racing (Ski Mountaineering Racing) in the Italian Dolomites, I though to snap a quick photo to present exactly what …

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Ski Rando Training Photos

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Tour de Sas | Ski Rando Racing

A Delightful Spanking If you enjoy backcountry skiing where you feel as if your being chased, and you are never allowed to stop and rest, I have just the sport for you. Euro ski rando …

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Skiing in the Dolomites | Tour de Sas

Tour de Sas prep As the Tour de Sas fast approaches Saturday 21 February – I have been on the course twice to have a little look at the terrain and conditions. For those skiing …