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. Witnessing this rapid growth, 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.
Categories (with a minimum of at least 5 folks that start in that category):
Full Course - SkiMo (single ski + binding weight <1500 grams), Heavy Metal, Splitboard, Masters, and Tele
Rec Course - Overall, Youth
Mt. Ashland Skimo has been created not only to host the Summit, but also to celebrate the human-powered skiing and split boarding community in Southern Oregon.
Get ready for a memorable day of racing, engaging the community, and pushing your individual limits at the Mt. Ashland SkiMo Summit!
*This institution is an equal opportunity provider and operates under Special Use Permit on the Klamath National Forest.