Utah Ski Mountaineering (aka UT SkiMo)

Mission: To advance the safety, skills and sport of ski mountaineering in Utah, and provide events of competition, education and sportsmanship for growing a community of human-powered skiing and snowboarding.

Increasing participation in ski mountaineering is our primary focus so by partnering with race and event promoters we are able to reach a larger audience. UT SkiMo works with ski mountaineering race and event promoters in Utah to help promote and sponsor ski mountaineering events.  

In addition to events, Utah Ski Mountaineering provides education to new and experienced racers.  In particular, we have a goal of increasing the participation in ski mountaineering through reaching out to juniors (14 to 22 year olds) and women.

In 2014, we were fully approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and now can much more effectively support races and education in Utah.

  • Event promotion:
    • Utah Ski Mountaineering works with existing groups like Wasatch Powder Keg, Crowbar, and Wasatch SkiMo Series to help organize and advertise ski mountaineering races throughout Utah.
    • Utah Ski Mountaineering provides common race supplies like course flagging and signage.
    • Utah Ski Mountaineering works with new groups interested in starting a ski mountaineering event to provide a assistance.
    • Event sponsorship:
      • Utah Ski Mountaineering is a race sponsor by providing race liability insurance for events.
      • Education:
        • Utah Ski Mountaineering organizes educational clinics for new, beginner, and intermediate ski mountaineering racers.  These clinics provide hands on education on various techniques require for ski mountaineering like
          • Transitions: Ski to climb, climb to ski, climb, to boot
          • Climbing technique
          • Necessary mountaineering skills including but not limited to use of  harnesses, ascenders, and via ferrata devices.
          • Training programs
  • Utah Ski Mountaineering works with youth groups like the Wasatch Front Range High School Ambassador Program to build interest and participation in ski mountaineering

To help support UT SkiMo, please consider donating or becoming a member

  1. Memberships are used to support the Tuesday Night Citizen Series skimo events.  Your Wasatch SkiMo membership provides additional benefits during the race season (see membership page).
  2. Donations: Utah Ski Mountaineering accepts donations to provide additional funding for educational clinics and additional events in Utah. See below.

Utah Ski Mountaineering Board

  • President: John Allison
  • Vice President: Rob Aldrich
  • Treasurer: Layne Caldwell
  • Secretary:
  • Skimo Series Coordinators
    • Wasatch: Eric Bunce/Adam Blanchard
    • Odgen:
    • Logan:
  • Web Master: Matt Sadauckas
  • Social Media:
  • Youth Program Coordinator:
    • Silver Fork Skimo: Sarah Cookler
    • Park City Skimo: Pete Stoughton/Nick Francis
  • Past Presidents: Joel Trachtenberg, Chad Brackelsberg, Steffie Gould
  • Photography provided by: Ron Winsett @ronwinsettimages
  • Current Board Members: John Allison, Joel Trachtenberg (Chair), Jared Inouye, Sarah Cookler, Pete Stoughton, Chad Brackelsberg, Mike Brehm

Contact: info (at) utahskimo (dot) org

Donate to Utah Ski Mountaineering

Your total amount is : 100.00 (Currency: USD)