2019 Annual Ski-Mo Race!
The Alaska Avalanche School is hosting the premier ski mountaineering event in the Front Range at Arctic Valley Ski Area in partnership with AMH.
This is going to be a fun event– all abilities are encouraged to participate. There will be both a recreational/beginner class and a racing class- registration for both is $25.00. Or $35 the day of the race, save $10 and register early. Cost does not include a lift-ticket, and a lift ticket is not needed to particpate.
This is a FUNdraiser and all proceeds go toward the Alaska Avalanche School’s mission to provide exceptional experience-based avalanche safety education to all users of the mountain environment.
Registration and equipment check will be at 1:00 pm. Mandatory safety meeting at 1:45 pm.
The races start at 2:00 pm. Music at 5:00 pm.
Race Division: 6.2 miles and 3,740 vertical feet
Recreation Division: 4.0 miles and 1,900 vertical feet
Tons of gear to be awarded, including: Last Place, Most Mediocre, Best Costume, Heaviest Setup, Youngest, and podium prizes for the fast people too.
Special Awards for participants aged 14 and under.
NEW to SKI MOUNTAINEERING?
SKI MOUNTAINEERING, or “SkiMo”, is neither skiing nor mountaineering, at least in the traditional sense. You have to use your skis or splitboard to go up, across, and sometimes over mountains.
Skins are required for your skis or splitboard to particpate in this event. No snow shoes or boot packing. Helmets are strongly encouraged.
Check out this fun video of journalist and first-time racer Nick Heil- The Enemy Wore a Spandex Onesie | Outside Online https://www.outsideonline.com/1922231/enemy-wore-spandex-onesie
It’s going to be a great time! If you have questions, give AAS a call: 907-345-0878.