From Salmon Fishing to Skiing: How One Skimo Badass Funds Her Pastime

A local Summit County film ‘hooked’ our eye. It’s all about women in skimo.

In 2019, the local showing sold out. This mountain-town-made film quickly became popular for a very simple reason: a shared love for skimo. Now, the film is finally available online.

“Sisters of Skimo” follows the journey of Summit County local Sierra Anderson and her fellow ski mountaineering racing (colloquially known as “skimo”) competitors as they vie to qualify for the World Championships in Switzerland.

The film profiles Anderson along with other seasoned athletes and Olympic hopefuls and “becomes a journey about family and camaraderie in sport.” The 20-minute movie was partially shot in Summit County and produced by Vail’s Howard Head Sports Medicine.

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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