Tahoe SkiMo brings ski mountaineering events and culture to the Tahoe Area. We want to spread the word about ski mountaineering and provide opportunities for people participate in this amazing sport.
Ski mountaineering (also skimo, ski running, or rando racing) is a sport which encompasses timed races, skiing uphill for fitness, and summiting challenging peaks with lightweight ski gear. Skiers climb and descend under their own power using backcountry skiing equipment and techniques. SkiMo combines ski touring, Telemark, backcountry skiing, and mountaineering. The International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) is currently trying to make ski mountaineering an olympic event.
Tahoe SkiMo works with other groups and businesses in the Lake Tahoe area to create and promote skimo group skis, races, and other events. Our goal is to get the Tahoe community stoked on skimo. Come out to one of our events and see what it is all about.