Skimo for fun, fitness and with friends
WHEN: Every Thursday of the winter 2014-2015 season at 6:30pm beginning December 11th.
Please be ready to go with your gear on at 6:30pm. If you’re running late the group will usually head over to Great Western and begin from there. Head up the hill to find us. The group will usually break into different abilities/fitness levels.
WHERE: Brighton Ski Resort. Meet at the big sign near the base of Milly. Please park by the Brighton church (just before Milly as you drive around the circle).
WHAT TO BRING: Helmet and headlamp and whatever backcountry/skimo equipment you have (tele, split board, AT set up with skins). Warm clothing. You DO NOT need shovel, beacon or probe (we will be in bounds).
These are informal meet ups. Female members of Utah Ski Mountaineering with different experience in the sport will usually be there to lead the group up the safest and preferred routes. Plan to be out on the hill until about 8pm– remember you can turn around and be done whenever you need.
For those that are interested, last year a few ladies would grab a drink at Molly Greens or Silver Fork lodge after the workout. We also hope to have equipment for ladies to demo (more on that to come)
We encourage all of you to attend the Tuesday night Wasatch Ski Mountaineering Series and give racing a go. Also, consider becoming a member of Utah Ski Mountaineering a newly formed non-profit organization that aims to advance the sport of ski mountaineering in Utah. The organization website has other useful information including resort uphill polices, ski mountaineering techniques and a gear swap page.