Video shows Ups and Downs of ‘SkiMo’ race

A skier crashes into a tree at 1:07. Our contributing editor, Sean McCoy, makes a cameo a couple minutes in. Check out this video from last weekend’s ski-mountaineering race in Vail at the Winter Mountain Games in Colorado. Frost bite, ice beards, white-outs, skiers sketching on a rocky chute. . . this video is a good primer on the sport of SkiMo and a quick look at the challenges — going up and down — that participants face.

—Sean McCoy covered his experience in the 2013 Winter Mountain Games Ski Mountaineering Race in the post “‘Ultimate Mt. Challenge’ a leg-killer, lung-crusher in Vail.”



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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.