Close
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site, you're agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more

Events calendar

SKIMO SCOTLAND

  • Date:23 March 2013
  • Where:Nevis Range
  • What:

    Winter 2013 will see ski mountaineering (Skimo) racing being introduced to Scotland for the first time. Ski mountaineering racing is already a well established sport in the Alps and North America but as yet has not spread to the United Kingdom - until now.

    Skimo Scotland plan to hold 4 individual races during the coming season:

    • Saturday 29th December 2012 - Lecht 2090
    • Saturday 19th January 2013 - Glenshee Ski Centre
    • Saturday 23rd February 2013 - Glencoe Mountain
    • Saturday 23rd March 2013 - Nevis Range

    Ski mountaineering racing combines athletic skiing with mountaineering skills incorporating technical ascents and descents. There are different types of courses ranging from vertical sprints where racers skin uphill over a set distance to courses that have short steep sections which require the racers to put their ski's on their backpacks; all combined with technical downhill sections

  • Who for:

    Skimo racing is suitable for serious and non serious ski mountaineering enthusiasts.

    The races are open to ski mountaineers, ski tourers, split boarders, boarders and telemark skiers - lyrca is not a prerequisite to enter, just enthusiasm for the sport.

  • How much:

    £30 - £35: register online here

  • Want to know more:

related ski news

Chemmy aims for a world record, in a shopping centre!
Chemmy aims for a world record, in a shopping centre!
Head to Canary Wharf on Monday to see Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott take on her next challenge - 24 hours of cross country skiing
Where, when and why do YOU most like to ski?
Where, when and why do YOU most like to ski?
Check out our brand new ski stats, hot from the UK's biggest ever survey. How do you compare?
Manchester snow is ploughed into bumps for the first ever European Indoor Moguls champs!
Manchester snow is ploughed into bumps for the first ever European Indoor Moguls champs!
Ski history was made in Britain this weekend as the Chill Factore, Manchester's indoor snow slope, hosted the first ever FIS European Indoor Moguls Championships

related videos

Snowcast Extra: Working a winter season
Snowcast Extra: Working a winter season
Thinking of working a winter season? The experts from the Natives.co.uk winter workshop give budding seasonnaires their top tips on preparing for a season in the mountains.
Interview with Joe Simpson part 3
Interview with Joe Simpson part 3
Filmed at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Gordon Stainforth interviews Joe Simpson mountaineer and subject of film "Touching the Void". In this third excerpt Joe talks about the thin line...
Booking and Choosing a Resort
Booking and Choosing a Resort
Booking a holiday can feel daunting but looking through the resorts and choosing is all part of the fun. Here are some useful tips from the Skiing Skills experts.