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Ski Mountaineering Challenge

Date / Time
May 09 / 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location
Main Lodge
Category
Winter Events, Ski & Snowboard Competition

Skin to Win

Lung–burning fun for all at the Ski Mountaineering Challenge. Starting from Main Lodge, participants will skin their way through 5 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. Mammoth's Ski Mo Challenge is completely in-bounds, offering a safer and more convenient route than in the backcountry, opening this new opportunity to competitors of all skill levels.


Event Registration

CHECK BACK SOON FOR INFO ON HOW TO REGISTER


  Early Bird
Through Jan 15
Advanced Registration
Jan 16 – May 5
On-site 
May 6–8
Elite Class – Men
$40 $50 $65
Elite Class –Women
$40 $50 $65
Recreational Class – Men
$40 $50 $65
Recreational Class – Women $40 $50 $65

Event registration includes race entry, uphill access and post-event beer for racers 21+.

Registration closes at 7PM on Friday, May 8. There will not be on-site registration the morning of the race.


Event Schedule

Friday, May 8
   
4–7PM On-Site Registration + Check–In / Welcome Party
All racers must pick up bibs during check-in on Friday evening.
Mammoth Mountaineering
6PM
Mandatory Racer Meeting & Course Briefing Mammoth Mountaineering
Saturday, May 9
   
7AM Start Time – Elite & Recreational
Main Lodge
1:30PM Awards, Raffle & Afterparty TBD

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


Courses 

Elite Course
Featuring 5 climbs and 5,700 vertical ft. of gain. Map coming soon.

Recreational Course
Featuring 5 transitions and 2,500 vertical ft. of gain. Map coming soon.


Awards & Afterparty

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.

Celebrate post-race with an afterparty, where all are welcome to attend – participants and spectators.


Equipment Rental

Mammoth Mountaineering Supply is offering 20% off demo rates for Ski Mo 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
Clif Bar
Lucas Oil
Yeti
Smartwool
GoPro
Black Diamond
Huski Chocolate



2019 SkiMo Results
2019 SkiMo Results by Division


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