America (South & North)

7th Annual Sunshine 500 / 2011 Canadian Ski Mountaineering Cup Race (CA)

The snow is falling and the party carries on! Check your mid-season skiing, skinning, and conditioning with a visit to the 7th annual Sunshine 5000 skimo race, on 5th February at Sunshine Village Resort, Banff, Alberta. this race starts the individual format races of the 2011 calendar for ski mountaineering competition / compétition de ski alpinime Canada and helps determine the overall ranking of skiers for winter 2010/11.

08/01: Jackson Hole: Brandon French & Janelle Smiley - US National Champions (US)

Women's Pro
1. Janelle Smiley
2. Sari Anderson
3. Monique Merril

Men's Pro
1. Reiner Thoni (CAN)
2. Brandon French
3. Luke Nelson

2011 Tiki Torch Dash (CA)

The Golden Skimountaineering Team partnered with Kicking Horse Mtn Resort are thrilled to introduce the evolution of the Tiki Torch Dash January 15th as part of the Avalanche Awareness Days at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

The Tiki Torch Dash is a night race with two separate heats:
Heat 1 -A short track teams or solo relay race
Heat 2 -A King of the Hill vertical race where each racer goes head to head for SMCC points.

Selkirk Classic video (CA)

Here you can find a report from the Selkirk Classic ski mountaineering race held on British Columbia (Canada) last 4 december: Golden Ski-Mo Team's blog


And here is a little video:

CS Irwin Lodge rando race successful first event (US)

Racers in goulotteRacers in goulotteThe first event of the Colorado Cosmic Series took place this last saturday the 11th of December at Irwin, a remote snowcat-ski location near Crested Butte. During the night before the race it snowed about 20 inches (50cm) of snow, creating some challenging and beautiful conditions for the races. The snow professionals from CS Irwin, the company that manages the snowcat operation at Irwin, did some avalanche control in the early morning hours and by race time the conditions were deemed safe.

CS Irwin Lodge COSMIC SkiMo Race Report (USA)

This weekend's event was an all-backcountry, sold-out (limited to 50 entrants) success at CS Irwin Lodge outside of Crested Butte; Bryan Wickenhauser and Jake Jones promoted an "instant classic".

Vert180 and the SMCC Canadian Ski Mountaineering Cup (CA)


0304: Dogtooth Dash: Canadian Skimo Championships and citizen's Poker Race at Kicking House (CA)

Following races at Sunshine 5/6 February, and Whitewater 5/6 March, visits to USSMA competitions south of the border, and trips to the World Championships in Andorra, our Elite category racers hope to improve their individual standings at this concluding high quality event close to home. At the same time, our Citizen/Recreational skiers, experienced or otherwise, will be able to have fun, challenge their backcountry skills, and win some great prizes in a novelty ‘Poker’ race over a shorter, but no less interesting, course. Both will start and finish together, at the Eagles Eye Restaurant atop the ski hill, where the après party will plug in later Saturday.

03/04: The Dogtooth Dash returns this year as the Canadian Championships (CA)

The Dogtooth Dash returns this year April 3rd as the Canadian Championships. Newer, longer course with masters class, youth catagory and poker run. We’re looking to get youth involved and would like to support any under 19 year olds.