Mt. Ashland SkiMo Summit is a celebration of human powered skiing and snowboarding in the heart of the Siskiyou Mountains. The event will begin near the Mt. Ashland Ski Lodge and the course will meander through the Mt. Ashland Ski Area and the adjacent Klamath National Forest lands. SkiMo (short for Ski Mountaineering) is now an Olympic sport, and backcountry skiing is the fastest growing sector of the skiing industry. With rapid growth in this sector, we recognized the need for this community.
You do not need to be a seasoned racer to enjoy all that the Mt Ashland Skimo Summit has to offer! In fact, we are catering this event so that new comers and folk that want to get more into backcountry skiing can still enjoy a fun day out with a group of folks. Whether you are looking to test your physical limits or are wanting to participate in an organized ski tour, everyone is welcome! Our rec course stays within the ski area boundary and is a terrific way to see if this sport is for you. We welcome participants of all types! AT, splitboard, and tele are all welcome. We have courses for all human powered backcountry enthusiasts. Our full course will highlight some of the best terrain surrounding Mt. Ashland, affording amazing views (weather pending) in all directions through untamed snow.
Prizes will be awarded for the overall podium positions on both the rec and full courses in race weight (single ski + binding weight <1500 grams) and heavy metal (any ski or split board set up heavier than the race weight maximum) categories for men and women.
2023 Categories (with at least 5 folks signed up by Jan 15): Rec, Rec Jr, SkiMo, Heavy Metal, Splitboard, and Tele
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 in Southern Oregon and the West Coast.
Get ready for a spectacular day of skinning, connecting with fellow backcountry enthusiasts, and pushing your limits at the Mt. Ashland SkiMo Summit on Feb 4, 2023!