Heading Uphill

Heading up a hill on skis. Not something the common skier thinks about or even attempts. But, it would seem that the trend is gaining ground and in a very likely place.

In the article below, it seems that Aspen-Snowmass is looking to make uphilling, or "skimo" a bigger part of the community

I think that would be a great idea. I have tried many of the different variations of skiing, including cross-country, which has many of the same techniques. It's one hell of a workout and a great way to tour any mountain that you are on. Though never trying a full ascent on any mountain, it has been something that I have wanted to do for a long time. I'll practice here in the east first. I'm sure skinning uphill at Aspen would take being in better shape than the old Ski Rex is in now. It might be time to add more consistent workouts to the New Year resolution list.

In any case. give the article a read. It's pretty interesting. It also shows that the people of Aspen are staying on top of trends and looking to the future of snow sports, which is something that the city is known to do.

It's all uphill now for Aspen-Snowmass

Anyone up for some Skimo? Yes, Skimo -short for ski mountaineering. Put more simply, it's the act of skiing uphill. It requires alpine touring gear - free-heeled boots and sticky carpet called "skins" on the bottom of skis to prevent sliding down the hill.

Photo Credit: Username85 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons


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