What is ‘SkiMo’?

Ski Mountaineering, also known as “SkiMo” is backcountry ski racing. A mix of the endurance of a cross-country skier, the skill & strength of an alpine skier & the mountain knowledge or backcountry touring, skiers race up & down a set course on the mountain.

This is a great winter sport for the mountain biker or trail runner who wants to stay fit over the winter! SkiMo skills would also be a great addition to current & former alpine, cross-country, all mountain & free ride skiers.

Join one of the fastest-growing snow sports in the world. Backcountry skiing & SkiMo racing has been trending in Europe for the last 20 years and is now taking off in North America. SkiMo will officially be added as an Olympic sport in the Milan 2026 winter games!


-November 18th to March 15th (17 weeks)

-Open to all ages

Training Sessions:

On snow:

-Tuesdays 3-5 PM @ Nordic Valley Resort (starting time may vary)

-Thursday 4-6 PM @ Nordic Valley Resort (starting time may vary

At home:

-1hr of prescribed strength & conditioning workouts. 



Not included in program fees:

-Utah Ski Mountaineering membership (for racing)

-Race fees & Coach travel fees when applicable

-Skiing gear (team members will have access to heavily discounted industry partners)

-Avalanche Courses


All levels are welcome!

The race team must be able to downhill ski comfortably on black diamond terrain and know how to use avalanche gear.

Required Equipment:

-Lightweight Ski touring skis

-Climbing skins

-Poles (nordic poles work great)

-Ski Mountaineering Boots

-Ski Mountaineering Pack

-Water bottle/drinking system

-Helmet & Headlights


Please email us at SkiMo@snowbasinskiteam.org for any additional questions