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New Race Just Announced!

As of November 23, 2017 these are the upcoming races for the season:

December 9, 2017 – Vert180, COP (Individual or Relay)

January 6 and 7, 2018 – Castle Mountain (Individual and Sprint)
January 20 and 21, 2018 – Lizard Skinner, Fernie (Individual and Sprint)
February 24, 2018 – Coldsmoke, Whitewater (Individual)
March 3 and 4, 2018 – Steep Dreams, Panorama (Vertical, Individual and Skiduro)
March 10, 2018 – Squamish Individual
March 17 and 18, 2018 – Marmot Basin, Jasper

March 23, 24 and 25, 2018 – Ken Jones Classic, Lake Louise (Individual, Sprint and Teams)

See you there!

Skimo Canada

SMCC Website Being Updated – October 25, 2017

We are updating the SMCC website as of October 25, 2017 to give you all the latest details on ski mountaineering racing in Canada for the coming season!

As of October 29th these are the dates for races this year. More details to follow:

December 9, 2017 – Vert180, COP (Individual or Relay)

January 6 and 7, 2018 – Castle Mountain (Individual and Sprint)
January 20 and 21, 2018 – Lizard Skinner, Fernie (Individual and Sprint)
February 24, 2018 – Coldsmoke, Whitewater (Individual)
March 3 and 4, 2018 – Steep Dreams, Panorama (Vertical, Individual and Skiduro)
March 17 and 18, 2018 – Marmot Basin, Jasper

March 23, 24 and 25, 2018 – Ken Jones Classic, Lake Louise (Individual, Sprint and Teams)

Melanie Bernier’s first ever World Cup medal for Canada + Canadian Skimo Series rankings as of Mar 2, 2014

The Canadian skimo story of this season so far is Melanie Bernier’s bronze medal at a World Cup sprint race in Val Comelico, Italy. This marks the first ever skimo World Cup podium placing for Canada!

Melanie on the very right.
Melanie on the very right.

Canadian Skimo Series news:

Canadian current skimo racing season has been severely compromised so far – two races got cancelled due to extremely low temperatures, one was very compromised due to weather as well – which leaves us only with one proper race.

Attached is a PDF version of the Canadian series rankings spreadsheet. You will need to zoom-in to see all details but in short here’s a recap of the season so far:

  • First scheduled race was cancelled – Dec 7, 2013 at COP in Calgary.
    (not included in the spreadsheet)
  • Second one at Castle Mountain was run on a very limited course – Jan 11, 2014.
    (included in the spreadsheet)
  • Third round, the Ken Jones Classic, was cancelled – Feb 8, 2014.
    (not included in the spreadsheet)
  • Fourth round, at Whitewater Resort, went as scheduled – Feb 22, 2014.
  • (included in the spreadsheet)

Rankings in short:

  • Two Americans are currently leading the men’s Canadian Series!
    Eric Carter leads Ben Parsons and Peter Knight
  • In women’s rankings this are also interesting:
    Marg Fedyna leads 19-year old Katarina Kuba and Melanie Bernier who spent most of her season racing on World Cups in Europe.

» And here’s the file, remember to zoom in – 2014 02 24 – 2014 Canadian Rankings

2014 ROAM Randonee Rally

coldsmoke-powder-fest-280x210The ROAM Randonnee Rally is truly a Coldsmoke institution, now in its 8th year, the race continues its evolution as an enticing offering in our line up of competitions. The ROAM Rando is a Ski Mountaineering Race in the Heart of the Kootenays with great terrain and a stunning race course.

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014

Location/Venue: Whitewater Ski Resort near Nelson, BC.

Event page or website:

For all details see http://coldsmokepowderfest.com/comps/roam-randonee-rally

Registration page: Is up on the page above.

Race types: Individual

Courses:

Open Course – Men, Women – Approximately 4500 Feet of Vertical Gain

Classic Course – (formerly Recreational Course) Men, Women, and Tag Team (team of 2) – Approximately 2000 Vertical Gain

Randonee Categories:

  • Open Men
  • Open Women
  • Classic Men
  • Classic Women
  • Tag Team Classic Combined Age 28 – 45
  • Tag Team Classic Combined Age 46-65
  • Tag Team Classic Combined Age 81+
  • Prize for Fastest Splitboarder!

Pre-Race Meeting: Friday February 21st – 5:00 PM – ROAM Shop – 639 Baker Street Nelson 
Race Check In:
Saturday February 22nd – 7:30 am Whitewater Ski Resort
Race Start Time:
Saturday February 22nd – 8:30 am by the bag piper at Whitewater Ski Resort