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C.A.M.P. & Contour Skins pres. by La Sportiva 01/24/23 Citizen Series Event Reminder!

What’s up, everyone!?

This season’s third C.A.M.P./Contour Skins skimo event will be a great one at Park City Mountain Resort. Below you’ll find some beta for this Tuesday’s event:

Waivers: Did you remember to sign them? …All of them? You can find all them here.

Parking (take the bus if you can!): Tuesday night’s citizen series event coincides with the Sundance Film Festival; which means parking could be really tight. Please take the bus from Kimball Junction if you can (you get 10 extra raffle tickets!) and if you carpool to the parking lot you, and your carpool mates, will get an extra raffle ticket for every person in the vehicle (e.g., 4 people in a car, 4 tickets for each person; 27 people in your school bus, 27 tickets for each person!). The address is 1493 Lowell Ave, Park City, UT 84060 and you’ll park in the main lot near the First Timer lift. You should see our tents there. 

You can learn more about the Kimball Junction to Park City Bus Route here. Get off at the Fresh Market/Park Avenue Condos stop and walk to the First Timer Lift. Total trip time should be about 35-40 minutes.

Location, time, and course: Park City Mountain Resort next to First Timer lift at 7pm sharp. 

Follow lower Homerun to the split (Waterfall)  and bear left at waterfall and up lower Treasure hollow to the bottom of Nail driver (transition B). Short booter up nail driver (transition C), skin past Nail Driver and left up the upper section of dividend to the top of the payday lift (transition D). Rec will descend down treasure hollow to the base (point E). Race will transition at point B and repeat a loop of the upper course and descend down Treasure Hollow to finish at the base. 

People on race skis, or light gear, are encouraged to do 2 laps, and heavier gear folks should shoot for 1 lap as detailed above. As always, this is an event for fun, with no race results or timing, and people can ski as much or as little of the course as they feel capable. We do ask that participants head down after 1 hour (no later than 8pm) so we can begin cleaning up our flagging. 

To spread things out, “Light and Fast™” and rec. waves will start about a minute apart so listen for the announcement at the start line.

The Corner Store (1325 Lowell Ave, Park City, UT 84060) will be open for food and drinks after the event. You can walk over from the check-in tents so please show The Corner Store your support by buying post-event food and beverages.  As always, we will have another amazing raffle for you all!

Volunteers: We are still needing help with check-in. You can sign up here and as always you can participate in the event at 7pm! You get extra raffle tickets too! 

Weather: Always check the weather and bring your layers!

Reminders:

  • SCARPA BOOT DEMOS!: Scarpa will be at our PCMR (01/24/2023) and Brighton (02/07/203) events. If you’re interested in skinning and skiing in a pair of sweet, Scarpa boots, then reserve your size here
  • Registration for the 2023 Powderkeg is open and filling fast! This event is extremely popular and cannot happen without our amazing community of volunteers. If you have the time, please consider volunteering at this amazing event. You can sign up here.
  • Toko is offering all Utah SkiMo members 30% off items on their webstore from now and until 01/30/2023. The only thing the discount code doesn’t include are clearance items but does include the already discounted starter kits. Just visit www.TokoUs.com and use the code ILIKESKIMOUT. Give TokoUS a follow on YT and become a Jedi Ski Wax Master. Ian, of Toko, has been kind enough to share some edge tuning and skin tuning tricks here.

Now for the boring BUT STILL IMPORTANT stuff.

  • POLES DOWN IN TRANSITION ZONES!: a friendly reminder to put your poles flat on the ground when you transition so you don’t poke your friends’ eyes out.
  • Green flags are for uphill skinning, yellow flags are for booting, red [blinkies] are for down (stay near them), HAZARD flags are striped yellow and red – avoid these areas!
  • FOLLOW PCMR’s UPHILL POLICIES: uphilling at any resort is a privilege so PLEASE follow their rules when you’re out skinning on your own at PCMR.
  • On course Utah SkiMo Volunteers, wearing blinking, blue LED lights, have radios with them. Ask them for assistance only in case of emergency (sickness or injury), not because your ski slid down the hill. 
  • PLEASE CARPOOL!: Let’s all set a good example and carpool with our ski buddies and friends. 
  • We know there are a lot of new people out here and that IS AWESOME! Please take a look at our FAQ so you know what’s up.  

See y’all on 01/24 at Park City Mountain Resort at 7pm sharp!

The Utah SkiMo Crew

Photos courtesy of @ronwinsettimages
 

 
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Scarpa Boot Demos, Volunteer Opportunities, On X is On Board with Utah SkiMo and Other Happenings

What’s up, skimo peeps?!

What’s almost as good as all this pow we are receiving this season in the Wasatch? Being a member of Utah SkiMo, that’s what! 

Below are a few reminders and shout-outs for you cool cats. We do our best to serve up great deals, discounts and connect you with amazing companies that serve the skimo and backcountry ski community. 

  • On X Maps is now a sponsor of Utah SkiMo (we are glad to have you on board, On X!) and are giving all Utah SkiMo members (yes, that’s you) a FREE one-month trial of their app. Just click this link to get started. We also have 1-year, free memberships available at our in-person raffles too!
  • SCARPA BOOT DEMOS will be at our PCMR (01/24/2023) and Brighton (02/07/203) events. If you’re interested in skinning and skiing in a pair of sweet Scarpa boots, then reserve your size HERE
  • Powderkeg 2023 registration is open and filling fast! This event extremely popular and cannot happen without our amazing community of volunteers. If you have the time, please consider volunteering at this amazing event. You can sign up HERE.
  • Toko is offering all Utah SkiMo members 30% off items on their webstore from now and until 01/30/2023. The only thing the discount code doesn’t include are clearance items but it does include the already discounted starter kits. Just visit www.TokoUs.com and use the code ILIKESKIMOUT. Give TokoUS a follow on YT and become a Jedi Ski Wax Master. Ian, of Toko, has been kind enough to share some edge tuning and skin tuning tricks HERE.
  • The CROWBAR backcountry ski race needs volunteers for their backcountry ski event on 01/21/2023. If you have the time and live in the area please consider volunteering at this amazing event. You can sign up HERE.
  • The next Utah SkiMo Citizen Series event will be on 01/24/2023 at Park City Mountain Resort at 7pm sharp. Details to follow and see you all there!

See you all at PCMR in less than two weeks!

The Utah SkiMo Crew

 
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C.A.M.P. & Contour Skins pres. by Dynafit 01/10/23 Citizen Series Event Reminder!

What’s up and Happy New Year, everyone!?

This season’s second C.A.M.P./Contour Skins skimo event will be a great one with all of this amazing new snow! Below you’ll find some reminders for next week’s event. Keep an eye on your email for more detailed information later in the week. 
 
Volunteers Needed! We need more volunteers to help set course and check in participants. If we don’t get enough volunteers then we don’t get an event (sad face!). You can sign up HERE.  If you’ve already signed up to be a volunteer (thank you!), please check your emails over the next few days for additional information and instructions. As always, all volunteers will be able to participate in the night’s event and will also get extra raffle tickets to boot!

This week our presenting sponsor is Dynafit to help #speedup your skin-and-ski life in the mountains, and don’t forget about our other awesome sponsors (links below) that help make our Tuesday Night events possible. As always, we will have another amazing raffle for you all!
 
Location, time, and course: Brighton Resort on the Milly Chalet side at 7pm sharp. The course is still TBD but we will get it posted as soon as we can. 

Now for the boring BUT STILL IMPORTANT stuff:

  • DO NOT PARK AT GREAT WESTERN!  Please park on the Milly side (in between Milly Chalet and the church) and walk over to check in. We’ve even saved you the long walk this week!
  • POLES DOWN IN TRANSITION ZONES! A friendly reminder to put your poles flat on the ground when you transition so you don’t poke your friends’ eyes out.
  • Green flags are for uphill skinning, yellow flags are for booting, red [blinkies] are for down (stay near them), HAZARD flags are striped yellow and red – avoid these areas!
  • FOLLOW BRIGHTON’S UPHILL POLICIES! Uphilling at any resort is a privilege so PLEASE follow their rules when you’re out skinning on your own at Brighton.
  • On-course Utah SkiMo Volunteers, wearing blinking, blue LED lights, have radios with them. Ask them for assistance only in case of emergency (sickness or injury), not because your ski slid down the hill. 
  • PLEASE CARPOOL! Let’s all set a good example and carpool with our ski buddies and friends. 
  • Because y’all are so freaking motivated to help Utah Food Bank, we are limiting the maximum number of cans to 25 per person (25 extra raffle tickets!). Remember to count your cans to help move things along at check-in for our volunteers.
  • We know there are a lot of new people out here and that IS AWESOME! Please take a look at our FAQ so you know what’s up.  

See y’all on 01/10 at Brighton at 7pm sharp!

The Utah SkiMo Crew

Photos courtesy of @ronwinsettimages
 

 
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03/04 CAMP USA Presented By La Sportiva Vertical Event @PCMR!

What’s up, everyone?!

Our final event of the season is tomorrow night ( 03/08 at 7pm!) at Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR). Yes, you read that right! Utah SkiMo in conjunction with Park City SkiMo are hosting our second event of the season on the Wasatch Back! Please come out and show your support!

Check in will be at the base of the main PCMR parking lot near the First Timer Lift (approximate check-in tent location will be HERE ). We will have some flagging leading you to the start and you’ll be able to see the CAMP/Utah SkiMo tent in the parking lot.

The start, since it’s not in the parking lot, will take a few minutes to skin to and the event starts at 7PM SHARP! Plan accordingly, get checked in, and get there early so you can demo some sweet gear from Black Diamond Equipment!

Please make sure you sign BOTH your PCMR and Utah skimo waivers before coming up so you don’t have to do it in the cold, and make life easier on our hard working volunteers!

As always, we will be holding the best raffle in the country. You will get your raffle ticket as you are checking in at the bottom. We are also doing a food drive. Every can of food you bring gets an extra raffle ticket (limit 25)! As you know by now, you don’t want to miss our raffles! Raffles will be drawn while the race is going on, as you finish and head down to the bottom, check the parking lot tent to see if you won anything!

And remember to have fun! You can follow us on all forms of social media ( FB, Instagram, and Strava).

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03/08 Vertical Race at PCMR, BD Demo, Wasatch Powderkeg Shuttle!

What’s up, Everyone!?

This is a friendly reminder that CAMP USA and Utah SkiMo have one more event this season, a vertical race at PCMR up Homerun on 03/08 at 7pm! Black Diamond Equipment will be there to demo their 500 Lumen Sprinter headlamp, helmets, and maybe even skis – details to follow.

Also, you’ve been attending the Tuesday nights all winter long, now put that fitness and skinning finesse to the test and sign up for the Wasatch Powderkeg SkiMountaineering Race on 03/19-20!. You can register here.  There will also be a FREE SHUTTLE so you don’t have to worry about paid parking at Solitude or fighting for a parking spot at Brighton. Details can be found here.

See y’all next week!

The Utah SkiMo Crew

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!, CAMP USA Pres. By Scarpa 03/01 Citizen Series Event Beta!

What’s up, everyone!?

We’ve got a fantastic course for you all this Tuesday (03/01). This week’s race will be on the Millicent side, starting on the cat track between the Milly lift and main Brighton base. We will start on the cat track and head up the Canyon groomer, then head through the trees near Wee Willow before hitting our classic Tuesday Night Booter™, followed by a quick skin to the top. Transition at the top, then head down for a short descent.

Here, you will transition again for a medium uphill climb before a ripping descent to the bottom via the Majestic Access groomer. Carry your speed around a sweeping turn toward the Milly lift and skate back to the starting tent and transition.

Racers will do 3 laps for 2100 vertical feet. Rec. skiers, shoot for 2 laps! To spread things out, race and rec. waves will start about a minute apart so listen for the announcement at the start line.

3-1-22 Race Course

We are still looking for volunteers to set course and check people in for the 03/01 event. Please see the TimeToSignUp page to volunteer and remember to sign your electronic Utah SkiMo and Brighton waivers. REMEMBER: if you don’t sign your waivers, you can’t come play with us and that would be sad.

This week our presenting sponsor is Scarpa for all things dealing with playing in the mountains, but don’t forget about our other awesome sponsors like Blue Ice Climbing, Black Diamond Snow, CAMP USA, La Sportiva, Voile, Uphill Athlete, and Dynafit that help make our Tuesday Night events possible.

Now for the boring BUT STILL IMPORTANT stuff.

  • DO NOT PARK AT GREAT WESTERN!, please park on the Milly side (in between Milly Chalet and the church) and walk over to check in. We’ve even saved you the long walk this week!
  • POLES DOWN IN TRANSITION ZONES, a friendly reminder to put your poles flat on the ground when you transition so you don’t poke your friends’ eyes out.
  • FOLLOW BRIGHTON’S UPHILL POLICIES; uphilling at any resort is a privilege so PLEASE follow their rules when you’re out skinning on your own at Brighton.
  • Because y’all are so freaking motivated to help Utah Food Bank, we are limiting the maximum number of cans to 25 per person (25 extra raffle tickets!). Remember to count your cans to help move things along at check-in for our volunteers.
  • We know there are a lot of new people out here and that IS AWESOME! Please take a look at our FAQ and our 12/1/2021 post about rules so you know what’s up.

See y’all on 03/01 at Brighton!

The Utah SkiMo Crew

Photos courtesy of @ronwinsettimages

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!, CAMP USA Pres. By Dynafit/SkiMo.co 02/15 Citizen Series Event Beta!

What’s up, everyone!?

We’ve got a fantastic course for you all this Tuesday (02/15). This week’s race will be on the Millicent side, starting on the cat track between the Milly lift and main Brighton base. We will start on the cat track and head up the Majestic Access groomer before diving into the trees. What starts as a gentle uphill will progress into steeper, moguled terrain before topping out near treeline under the stars. Transition at the top, and then head down for a short descent. Summon your inner Olympic mogul skier on this section, and show us your best knees together, zipper line technique!

Here, you will transition again for a short uphill climb and our classic Tuesday Night Booter™, before a ripping descent to the bottom. Carry your speed around a sweeping turn beneath the Milly lift and skate back to the starting tent and transition.

Racers will do 3 laps for 2100 vertical feet. Rec. skiers, shoot for 2 laps! To spread things out, race and rec. waves will start about a minute apart so listen for the announcement at the start line.

2_15 Course

We are still looking for volunteers to set course and check people in for the 02/15 event and the rest of the season. Please see the TimeToSignUp page to volunteer and remember to sign your electronic Utah SkiMo and Brighton waivers. REMEMBER: if you don’t sign your waivers, you can’t come play with us and that would be sad.

This week our presenting sponsor is Dynafit and SkiMo.co for all of your skimo and touring needs, but don’t forget about our other awesome sponsors like Blue Ice Climbing, Black Diamond Snow, CAMP USA, La Sportiva, Voile, Uphill Athlete, and Scarpa that help make our Tuesday Night events possible.

If you’ve been checking our socials, then you’ll see that one of Utah’s very own, Tuesday Night regular Griffin Briley, recently crushed it at the 2022 U18 European SkiMo Championships in Spain! He won the vertical race and individual race and placed 5th in the sprint qualifiers. From our understanding, this is the first time an American male has placed first in any international level competition – and he did it twice. Congrats, Griffin!

Now for the boring BUT STILL IMPORTANT stuff.

  • DO NOT PARK AT GREAT WESTERN!, please park on the Milly side (in between Milly Chalet and the church) and walk over to check in. We’ve even saved you the long walk this week!
  • POLES DOWN IN TRANSITION ZONES, a friendly reminder to put your poles flat on the ground when you transition so you don’t poke your friends’ eyes out.
  • FOLLOW BRIGHTON’S UPHILL POLICIES; uphilling at any resort is a privilege so PLEASE follow their rules when you’re out skinning on your own at Brighton.
  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED at check in and at the start just before you depart at 7pm sharp!
  • Because y’all are so freaking motivated to help Utah Food Bank, we are limiting the maximum number of cans to 25 per person (25 extra raffle tickets!). Remember to count your cans to help move things along at check-in for our volunteers.
  • We know there are a lot of new people out here and that IS AWESOME! Please take a look at our FAQ and our 12/1/2021 post about rules so you know what’s up.

See y’all on 02/15 at Brighton!

The Utah SkiMo Crew

Photos courtesy of @ronwinsettimages

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NEEDED! – The 2022 Wasatch Powderkeg Needs 6 Volunteers, Details Inside!

What’s up, everyone!?

Our friends at The Wasatch Powderkeg (and of course, your favorite skimo race) need your help with securing more volunteers to help with on-course volunteer activities (03/19/2022). Just like our Tuesday Night series, these amazing events cannot get off the ground without you all. While there won’t be a brand new car awaiting you after your volunteer efforts, there will be some really sweet swag for PK’s volunteers!

Should you be interested in on-course volunteering (who isn’t?!), you should be comfortable backcountry skiing, skinning, and potentially booting. If you have any specific questions about being a volunteer, please email Sarah Cookler, or sign up at the website .

Thanks,

The Utah SkiMo Crew

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CAMP USA Presented By The Chuck Bucket 02/01 Utah SkiMo Citizen Series Event Beta!

What’s up, everyone!?

First, a HUGE shout out to Silverfork SkiMo for bringing the (volunteer) heat to this week’s Tuesday night and covering our needs for setting track, check-in, and breakdown. Thank you for letting us relax a wee bit this week.

We’ve got a fantastic course for you all this Tuesday (02/01). The plan is to start at the base of Great Western to Elk Park Ridge, down Silver Spur to the flats, then back up Rockn R to the same descent all the way to the bottom. Rec. division will do one full circuit (~1300’ of vert) and race division will do two laps of the circuit for approximately 2600ft of vert. To spread things out, race and rec. waves will start about a minute apart so listen for the announcement at the start line.  See the map below: 
Brighton 2

This week our presenting sponsor is The Chuck Bucket for your ski rack needs, but don’t forget about our other awesome sponsors like Blue Ice Climbing, Black Diamond Snow, CAMP USA, La Sportiva, Voile, Scarpa, Dynafit, and SkiMo.Co that help make our Tuesday Night events possible. With your help and enthusiasm for this awesome sport, we even made the USSMA Newsletter about our amazing turnouts! We will of course have another awesome raffle for you guys this week!

Now for the boring BUT STILL IMPORTANT stuff.

  • DO NOT PARK AT GREAT WESTERN!, please park on the Milly side (in between Milly Chalet and the church) and walk over to check in.
  • POLES DOWN IN TRANSITION ZONES, a friendly reminder to put your poles flat on the ground when you transition so you don’t poke your friends eyes out.
  • DRESS WARM! The weather guy predicts the temps could drop pretty quickly on Tuesday night. Please dress appropriately.
  • FOLLOW BRIGHTON’S UPHILL POLICIES, uphilling at any resort is a privilege so PLEASE follow their rules when you’re out skinning on your own at Brighton.
  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED at check in and at the start just before you depart at 7pm sharp!
  • Because y’all are so freaking motivated to help Utah Food Bank, we are limiting the maximum number of cans to 25 per person (25 extra raffle tickets!). Remember to count your cans to help move things along at check-in for our volunteers.
  • We know there are a lot of new people out here and that IS AWESOME! Please take a look at our FAQ and our 12/1/2021 post about rules so you know what’s up!

We are still looking for a few volunteers to set course and check people in for the rest of the season. Please see the TimeToSignUp page to volunteer and remember to sign your electronic Utah SkiMo and Brighton waivers. REMEMBER: if you don’t sign your waivers, you can’t come play with us and that would be sad.

See y’all on 02/01 at Brighton!

The Utah SkiMo Crew

Photos courtesy of @ronwinsettimages

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01/18 @Brighton will have Blue Ice Climbing and Petzl On Site!

What’s up, everyone!?

The conditions in the backcountry right now aren’t the best for slaying pow but you know what is the best right now? …Utah SkiMo’s post-event raffles (see our latest IG post for a look at the goods, or look below!)! Additionally, we are excited to announce that Blue Ice Climbing will be there to show off their ice axes, climbing axes, and packs. Petzl will be there to let our members (yes, that’s you) demo some sweet lights and helmets. SOOOOO….get there early so you can check out the goodies!

If you don’t use IG, we will have a full complement of Black Diamond Snow (this week’s presenting sponsor!) backcountry safety gear (beacons, shovels, and probes), The Chuck Bucket swag, and Blue Ice Climbing axes on raffle. We will, of course, have more items from our title sponsor CAMP USA ( gift cards and skins!) and much more at tomorrow’s event!

A friendly reminder that…

  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED at check in and at the start just before you depart at 7pm sharp!
  • 1 can = 1 extra raffle ticket, maximum 25 cans, remember to count your cans before you show up

Please see the TimeToSignUp page to volunteer for other event dates on our race calendar and remember to sign your electronic Utah SkiMo and Brighton waivers. REMEMBER: if you don’t sign your waivers, you can’t come play with us and that would be sad.

See y’all on 01/18 at Brighton!

The Utah SkiMo Crew

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