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Mammoth Caldera Burn

Date / Time
Apr 16 / 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Canyon Lodge
Winter Events, Ski & Snowboard Competition

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 five 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



Elite Class – Men




Elite Class – Women




Recreational Class – Men




Recreational Class – Women




Event Schedule

Friday, April 15




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

Mammoth Mountaineering Supply


Mandatory Racer Meeting & Course Briefing

Mammoth Mountaineering Supply

Saturday, April 16




Start Time – Elite & Recreational

Canyon Lodge, Chair 7 Area


Awards + Raffle


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


Elite Course

Featuring 5 climbs and 5,400 vertical ft. of gain. Map coming soon.

Recreational Course

Featuring 5 transitions and 3,200 vertical ft. of gain. Map coming soon.

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
Boots, skis, poles, skins

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 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) .


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?


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
Lucas Oil
Black Diamond

2019 SkiMo Results
2019 SkiMo Results by Division


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