A fun ski mountaineering race for all levels and ages based at Fernie Alpine Resort. Slap your touring skins on, grab a stick of juicy fruit, cause this event will really groove ya!
The idea is as simple as racing in alpine terrain through a series of climbs and descents using ski touring gear, and skins. Splitboarders are also welcome to race in their own category. The fast-growing popularity of this new sport has opened a discussion which may see it feature Winter Olympics.
The Lizard Skinner Skimo race is an all-inclusive event for everybody from first timers to recreationalist to competitive racers. This 2 day event now features a sprint race on Sunday. Or if you want you can just do one of the 2 days, you pick! A great event to challenge yourself and others. So bring a friend and get your Ski Mo on!
Registration: Online registrations open until 20th January
Individual Race Timeline for Sat Jan 20th, 2018
08:00: Registration closes for Individual race
08:00 – 09:15: Individual race start lists, waiver completions, racer/volunteer lift tickets, start corral set up, volunteers with start lists upload chairs to their stations
08:45: Individual race tech briefing, main floor day lodge.
09:45: Racers & Volunteers to start corral, beacon check, personal bags
10:00: Individual race start.
3:00: Draft results posted/appeals
3:30: Après and awards ceremony at Slope Style Cafe in the Cornerstone Lodge.
Sprint Race Timeline for Sun Jan 21st, 2018
9:00: Registration, lift tickets, racer meeting, main floor day lodge.
9:45 -10:45: Sprint course open for training.
10:45: Tech briefing sprint race (at course)
11:00: Sprint race start
Note* Sprint race is held on Sunday so people have more time at the end of their weekend to travel.
Podium ceremonies: To be announced
Great draw prizes and a silent auction with proceeds going to the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club.
More info on Skimo!