About

Mt Ashland SkiMo is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the backcountry culture in Southern Oregon and the surrounding region. We are are hosting the Mt Ashland SkiMo Summit, community skimo events (mainly Mon Night SkiMo), and bring a voice to the community.

This event is co-founded by Ryan Ghelfi (@ryanghelfi) and Yu Kuwabara (@snowymonk) with help from Eric Herron and Pete Wallstrom.


Our goal is to create a fun, positive, safe, and inclusive atmosphere to lower the barriers for human powered skiing and snowboarding in our area. As an organization, we aim to be a source in providing backcountry etiquette (pick up your doggie poo, don't post hole up the skin track, don't ski above another party, etc) and resources for avalanche safety. We also aim to raise the level of SkiMo in Southern Oregon by providing racing and training opportunities.


We'd love to partner with companies and organizations who share our values and goals. Please reach out if you or someone you know would like to partner with us!