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Mammoth Caldera Burn | DELAYED until 11:30AM

Date / Time
Apr 16 / 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location
Canyon Lodge

Event Update (as of 9:20am)

Due to the weather we are delaying the start time to 11AM. The Recreational Course will stay the same with a few changes to the Elite Course due to the weather. Adjustments were addressed at the mandatory rider meeting on Friday evening and were provided in the updated Participant Packet sent to participants on Friday night as well. We appreciate your patience. Participants - please keep an eye on your email for the most up-to-date information regarding the event. 

Skin to Win

Lung–burning fun for all at the Mammoth Caldera Burn – a ski mountaineering challenge. Starting from Canyon Lodge, participants will skin their way through multiple ascents on Mammoth Mountain to complete this battle against themselves and the terrain. Ski mountaineering (ski mo), a high-altitude up and down challenge imported from Europe, is rapidly becoming one of the hottest new winter sports in North America. The Recreational course is perfect for backcountry skiers of any skill level interested in learning new aspect of the sport. The Elite course is designed to showcase Mammoth's steep, technical skiing. 

Event Registration

Event registration includes race entry, uphill access and a post-event beer for racers 21+. Registration closes at 7PM on Friday, April 15. There will not be on-site registration the morning of the race. Click here to register. 

 
Early Bird

Through Jan 31

Advance Registration

Feb 1– April 10

Registration

April11-15

Elite Class – Men

$50

$60

$75

Elite Class – Women

$50

$60

$75

Recreational Class – Men

$50

$60

$75

Recreational Class – Women

$50

$60

$75

Event Schedule

Friday, April 15

 

 

4–7PM

On-Site Registration + Check–In  
All racers must pick up bibs during check-in on Friday evening.

Mammoth Mountaineering Supply

5:30PM

Mandatory Racer Meeting & Course Briefing

Mammoth Mountaineering Supply

Saturday, April 16

 

 

10AM (NEW)

Start Time – Elite & Recreational

Canyon Lodge, Chair 7 Area

3PM (NEW)

Awards + Raffle


4th Floor, Canyon Lodge

If you are unable to make the Friday night check-in, please contact Events@MammothResorts.com to make other arrangements.

Courses

Courses may change based on conditions.

Elite Course | Map (Please note, this course has been adjusted due to the weather. Please refer to the Participant Packet for more info.)
Recreational Course | Map 
5,100 feet of gain and loss over 7.1 miles  2,900 feet of elevation gain and loss over 4.7 miles
  • The first ascent is from Canyon Lodge to near the top of Dave's Run. From the starting line ascend School Yard to Round Robin to Solitude to Roma's Road to Dave's Glade's (climber's left of Dave's Run). 2,445 feet of gain over 2.3 miles. 
  • The first descent is from the top of Dave's Glades to the bottom of Dragon Alley. From the top of Dave's Glades descend the ridge to Dragon's Back, take a left turn down the chute (Back #3) down the runout to Ricochet to the intersection with Dragon Alley. 1,826 feet of loss over 1.1 miles.
  • The second ascent is from the bottom of Dragon Alley to the top of Dave's Run. Skin up Dragon Alley to the bottom of the runout of the chutes on Dragon's Back. Transition to booting and climb up Dragon's Back via Back #2. At the top of Dragon's back skin to the top of Dave's Run. 2,000 of gain over 1.2 miles.
  • The second descent is down Dave's Run to the bottom of Avy 2. Descend Dave's Run to Roma's Road to Solitude, across the bottom of Sunset, past the top of 16 onto Downhill and stop at the bottom of Avy 2. 1,490 feet of loss over 1.1 miles.
  • The third ascent is a boot pack up Avy 2 to the top of Chair 22. Briefly skin up the Two/Three Bowl, transition to booting then ascend Avy 2. 660 feet of gain over .2 miles.
  • The third descent is from top of Chair 22 to the finish at Canyon Lodge. Descend Grizzly Ridge to the top of Chair 8, to Swell to Blue Jay. The finish is at the bottom of Blue Jay. 1,675 feet of loss over 1.2 miles.
  • The first climb is from Canyon Lodge to the top of Chair 10. From the starting line ascend Round Robin to Avalanche, across Sunset to Solitude. Bend left toward the top of Chair 10. 1,682 feet of gain over 1.5 miles.
  • The first descent is from the top of Chair 10 to the bottom of Holiday. The descend begins down The Canyon Connector then picks up Haven't the Foggiest. Bend right with Haven't the Foggiest, take a hard right onto Holiday, follow Holiday to where Holiday ends at the bottom of Gold Hill. 1,157 feet of descent over .9 miles.
  • The second ascent is from the bottom of Gold Hill to the top of Chair 22. Ascend Gold Hill to Quicksilver to Relief to the top of Chair 22. 1,217 feet of gain over 1.1 miles.
  • The second descent is from top of Chair 22 to the finish at Canyon Lodge. Descend Grizzly Ridge to the top of Chair 8, to Swell to Blue Jay. The finish is at the bottom of Blue Jay. 1,675 feet of loss over 1.2 miles.

Awards + Raffle

Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place racers for top male and female finishers in both the elite class and recreational class. All participants will be entered into the event raffle.

Equipment Rental

Mammoth Mountaineering Supply is offering 20% off demo rates for Ski Mountaineering racers.

Skis  $40
Boots  $40
Skins  $10
Boots, skis, poles
 $65
Boots, skis, poles, skins
 $75

Volunteers Needed

We wouldn't be able to pull off this event without the help of on-course volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please email Events@MammothResorts.com. As a thank you for your time, volunteers will receive a raffle ticket and coupon for a post-race beer at the afterparty (21+ only) .


FAQs

Is splitboarding allowed?

Yes, however participants are required to adhere to the designated mode of travel; for example booting where skinning is designated would not be allowed. Splitboarders are welcome to ski down with their board split in ski-mode if equipped with heel locking.

Are snowshoes or Nordic skis permitted?

No

Are crampons allowed?

Steps will be kicked for the boot pack sections, and crampons will not be necessary. However, competitors are welcome to use crampons at their own discretion.

Does the course have aid stations?

No. Please be prepared with the appropriate water and snacks. 

What equipment is required?

Recreational and Elite Classes

  • Alpine Touring or Telemark skis or a splitboard capable of skiing/riding technical alpine terrain in firm conditions.
  • A pair of climbing skins
  • A helmet certified for rock climbing or skiing
  • An avalanche rescue shovel
  • An avalanche probe
  • An avalanche transceiver
  • In the event of inclement weather buff or balaclava and a wind jacket

Additional Items for Elite ONLY

  • A backpack capable of carrying skis
  • Food and water sufficient to sustain you over 5,200 feet of elevation gain and loss

Thank You To Our Event Supporters

Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center
Mammoth Mountaineering Supply
Dynafit
Fischer
Lucas Oil
Yeti
Smartwool
GoPro
Black Diamond


2019 SkiMo Results
2019 SkiMo Results by Division

Contact:
Events@MammothResorts.com

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