Third Wasatch Ski Mountaineering series race tomorrow

The 3rd Wasatch Ski Mountaineering series race will be tomorrow night at 7pm at Brighton. Please park by the church on the right on your way into Brighton and check in at the Voile tent. The race will start promptly at 7 so be there early enough to check in and warm up.

The race format will be one-hour criterion style, with the course length set for about a 15 minute lap.

See you there!

2nd Wasatch Ski Mountaineering Series Race: December 9th 7pm

This Tuesday is the second race of the season and the format will be a sprint relay. Please park by the church just north of the Millicent Lift. Look for the sign-in under a Voile tent with flashing red lights. As usual, you will need a helmet and a headlamp.

Please be there in time to be ready to race at Great Western at 7pm as there will be a prompt start.

See  you up there!

Wasatch Women’s Ski Mountaineering Meet Up

Skimo for fun, fitness and with friends

WHO: For all women and girls of all abilities on all uphill ski gear interested in participating in Ski Mountaineering racing for fun and fitness.
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.

Tentative Clinic Dates: 
December 11th: Ski Mountaineering Gear- Emily Brackelsberg will lead a discussion before we head up the hill on gear for ski mountaineering for fun and fitness.
January XX – TBD: Transitions- Emily B, ?
February XX – TBD: Skinning Technique- Sarah C, ?

Re-cap of the first Wasatch Ski Mountaineering series race

Around 85 people showed up for our annual Thanksgiving skimo turkey trot. Thanks to Voile, The Sport Loft,, Gnary Nutrition, Kate’s Bars, and all our other sponsors. Everyone earned their turkey.

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The next 7 Wasatch Ski Mountaineering series races are on Tuesday nights at Brighton at 7pm. Please arrive in time to get signed in and warmed up for a prompt start. The only required equipment is a helmet and headlamp.

See you on December 9th!

Memberships for the 2014-2015 Season

The Memberships page has been updated with a waiver for this season. Utah Ski Mountaineering is now a full fledged 501(c)(3) non-profit and we would like to invite you to become a member to help support the growth of ski mountaineering in Utah. Membership provides a free entry to all the races in the Wasatch, Logan and Ogden.

The first race is next Thursday, so please register and please print, sign and bring the waiver with you.

The updated Membership page

The updated Waiver .pdf

Additionally, more (tentative) races have been added to the Race Schedule:
Logan: December 19, January 16, February 20 and March 20th.
Ogden: January 6 and 27, February 10, March 10 (or 17th t.b.d.)

We are looking forward to another great season of racing!

Utah Ski Mountaineering 2014-2015


The snow’s started to fly today and we’re less than a month away from this season’s first race!


Memberships will go on sale on November 19th. Please sign up before the first race, and please bring a printed, signed waiver with you to your first race.

We’ve posted this year’s schedule and are working on getting a better calendar page going soon.

If you’re looking to add race gear or upgrade, there are some great deals in the Gear Swap right now.

2nd Logan Citizen’s Series Recap


So awesome to see the locals turn out last night for our second Logan-area Citizen’s series race! Many thanks to Beaver Mountain Ski Area “Official” for generously hosting.

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The course was a short loop up and down the Little Beav lift, about 350′ vertical… with a ‘run laps until you drop (or hit 45 minutes)’ format. David and Mae took the top spots with 5 and 3 laps, respectively, and there was plenty of great schwag for everyone to walk away happy.

We’re just getting started – look for a more frequent series of races next season!