Mt. Ashland SkiMo Summit is a celebration of human powered skiing and snowboarding in the heart of the Siskiyou Mountains in Southern Oregon. The event will begin near the Mt. Ashland Ski Lodge and the course will meander through the Mt. Ashland Ski Area and Klamath National Forest lands. SkiMo (short for Ski Mountaineering) is now an Olympic sport, and backcountry skiing and snowboarding is the fastest growing sector of the skiing industry. With this growth in this sector of this amazing sport, we recognized the need for community so that we don't get left behind.
You do not need to be a seasoned racer to enjoy all that the Mt Ashland Skimo Summit has to offer. Whether you are looking to test your physical limits or are wanting to participate in an organized ski tour, you are all welcome! Our rec course stays within the ski area boundary and is a terrific way to dip your toes into the backcountry/skimo world and will be a great course for first timers. We welcome participants of all types! AT, splitboard, and tele are all welcome. We have courses for both intermediate and advanced skimo enthusiasts. Our full course will travel through the best of what the Mt. Ashland backcountry has to offer, affording amazing views (weather pending) in all directions through wild snow.
Prizes will be awarded for the overall podium positions on both the rec and full courses in race weight (single ski + binding weight <1450 grams) and heavy metal (any ski or split board set up heavier than the race weight maximum) categories for men and women.
Mt. Ashland Skimo has been created not only to host the Summit, but more importantly we aim to increase human powered skier and splitboarder community engagement, both locally in Southern Oregon and regionally in the West Coast.
Get ready for a spectacular day of skinning, connecting with fellow backcountry enthusiasts, and testing your fitness at the Mt. Ashland SkiMo Summit on Feb 4, 2023!