Race the Divide

16 February
Categories : Mountain Ops
Posted by Scott Pressly

Today is our COSMIC Race the Divide. This is a Ski Mountaineering Race or “SkiMo”.

SkiMo (short for “ski mountaineering”), is the sport of ascending a mountain or course on “skinned” skis (occasionally carrying them) and blazing back down. Its roots are in long-distance uphill ski-travel tradition known as alpine touring (AT) or randonee.

The race starts at 7:00am and includes multiple laps that add up to 4000′ of uphill skinning & boot packing before racing back down on lightweight gear. Fastest man or woman wins. These people are animals!

Photos from the 2018 Race

Monarch Mountain is an equal opportunity provider and operates under a special use permit with the Pike San Isabel National Forest.
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