1st Tuesday Night Citizen Series of the year!

Time to get your spandex dusted off, charge your batteries, and come run around in the dark on your skis! Tuesday’s race will start and end at the bottom of the Great Western chair at Brighton Resort.

The course will consist of a climb up to Elk Park ridge with a short ski down the face, then another short skin and end with a ripper of a downhill down a groomer back to the bottom. The course will be 670 feet per lap. Folks on race gear will do three laps while folks with other gear will do two laps of the course.

Race will start promptly 7pm. Remember a helmet and headlamp are mandatory because we race on unlit portions of the mountain. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

A few reminders for the season: EVERYONE needs to have signed BOTH the Utah skimo waiver and Brighton waiver. Please sign them before you come up to Brighton to make check in faster for you and our volunteers. Also, make sure to park by the Milly Chalet and walk across the parking lot to Great Western. Remember – sign BOTH waivers!

We have partnered with Black Diamond to kick off the season with a killer raffle. How it works: 1. Sign up with a membership for the 19/20 season, 2. Follow both utahskimo and blackdiamond_snow on Instagram, 3. Come race on Tuesday night. Winners will be announced on Instagram. Black Diamond will also have a van with all sorts of cool toys to demo. Make sure you leave enough time to if you want to demo gear before the start.

See you up there!

December 10 2019 Course

Volunteers still needed for the first race

Our first race is happening next Tuesday 12/10 at 7pm and we still need a few good women and men to make it happen.

Do you like to run around in the woods on skis with your friends and do things like boot up slopes and set skin tracks? Of course you do, why else would you be coming to the skimo race?!

Check out the sign up sheet and see if there is a job on there that you could do. See you at the race!

Skimo Women’s Night at Brighton

Updated Date: Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:00 PM

From Hitomi: Need excuse to get up off the couch? Need buddies to protect you from wild animals? 

Let’s gather to skin up Brighton Tuesday December 3rd at 6 PM! This is a low-key event and the first timers are welcome. We will stay on piste only. This is a voluntary event!

If you are the first timer and need to rent gear, please contact Hitomi at 801-897-4070. You can get free rental skis from Skimo.co for the women’s night, you just need to have boots. If you need to rent boots as well, Skimo.co has rental boots as well for $30 (quantities are limited).

Let’s meet at Brighton center (main ticket counter building) 1st floor at 6:00pm. For anyone needing gear, let’s meet at the Skimo.co shop: 2477 E Fort Union Blvd Salt Lake City, UT  84121 at 4:30pm. Please call or text me by Monday 12/2 if you need gear!

Since this event is NOT an official Utah Skimo event, all participants will be attending at their own risk.

Skimo at Brighton is Back!!!

We’ve gotten approval from Brighton to hold races there again this winter. Here are the dates:

  • December 10th
  • January 7th
  • January 21st
  • February 4th
  • February 18th
  • March 3rd

Many thanks to Eric Bunce for making this happen! We’re currently searching for sponsors for the post-race swag, as well as volunteers to help put the races on. Sign up here. Keep training and getting stoked because the races will be here soon!

Last Race of the Season!

If your weary powder legs can handle a little more vert, we have one more race for you this Tuesday night 3/5. This week’s course will have 2 loops for you to ski around for a points-based race. The race will start at the first big flat area as you are heading up the Great Western lift. The right hand loop will be punchy while the left hand loop will be a little longer and feature more off-trail skiing. See how many points as you can rack up in an hour.

Please remember to park at Milly Chalet and walk over to check in near the base of a Great Western lift. The start will take about 10-15 minutes to skin to so allow your self some extra time. Start time is 7pm sharp!

As always, there will be prizes and a raffle at Alpine Rose afterwards. You don’t want to miss this one; we will be raffling off a pair of Dynafit Speedfit 84 skis!

Make sure you park over by Milly chalet and that you have signed the waiver for Brighton and the Utah Skimo waivers for either adults or  kids.  Don’t forget your helmet and headlamp!  

Back on Western

This week we will be back on Western where we have a shorter multi loop course. We will do two “dog ear” loops which will equal 1 lap. The race is any many laps as you can do in the hour. Afterwards, we will be going to Alpine rose for food and awards. It s going to be a cold one so bring extra skins and layers.

Make sure you park over by Milly chalet and that you have signed the waiver for Brighton and the Utah Skimo waivers for either adults or  kids.  Don’t forget your helmet and headlamp!  

Racing on the Milly Side in Powder!

This week’s race is a short loop with a short booter.  The loop will start and finish near the bottom by the Milly chalet. From the start, the course will be a skinner up into the trees of Evergreen. Once part way up the rope line, there will be a short booter. From there, we will skin to just underneath the Twin Lakes dam. The race will then descend back down to the start/finish.

There will be some tree skiing, open runs, and lots of POWDER! This course was set by our third guest course setter Sarah. You too can come up and design your own course. We also need help with check in and course setter helpers. Remember these races don’t put themselves on! We need lots of help to make them happen so sign up here.

Race time will start at 7pm sharp! Alpine Rose is open for us to have an after awards party. We have some great prizes and give aways from all our great sponsors Dynafit, Skimo.co, DPS, Gnarly Nutrition, and Voile.

Make sure you park over by Milly chalet and that you have signed the waiver for Brighton and the Utah Skimo waivers for either adults or  kids.  Don’t forget your helmet and headlamp!  

If you have not got a Skimo season membership, then make a $10 donation on the website before you come up and save yourself some time. All proceeds go to pay for the races and help support Utah Skimo.

See you at the race!

Double Booter and Powder Racing!

This week’s race encompasses a big loop with a quick downhill section close to the start and two booters. The loop will start and finish at the bottom of the Great Western Express lift. From the start, the course will be a skinner up into the trees of Elk Park. Once it flattens, there is a transition to a quick downhill to the lift. From there, it’s skinning and booting in the lift line until the course peels towards the ridge with another booter tucked in the middle.  Finally, there’s a steep descent in soft snow on Rockin’ R, then a groomer to the bottom of the lift.   

This course was set by our second guest course setter Logan. You too can come up and design your own course. We also still need lots of help for the remaining races for check in and course setter helpers. Sign up to volunteer here.

The race will start at 7pm sharp! Alpine Rose is open for us to have an awards party afterward. We have some great prizes and give aways from all our great sponsors Dynafit, Skimo.co, DPS, Gnarly Nutrition, and Voile.

Make sure you park over by Milly chalet and that you have signed the waiver for Brighton and the Utah Skimo waivers for either adults or  kids.  Don’t forget your helmet and headlamp!  

See you in the dark!