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What the heck is SKIMO?

Are you looking for another winter exercise alternative?

Are you interested in bettering your uphill (and downhill) skills?

Are you looking to learn a new skill that will make you stronger to ride and run in the summer?


*** If interested please respond by SUNDAY JANUARY 21 ***

Join gO Orthopedics Skimo Champions and Coaches for a 5-week progressive uphill program helping you learn the skills and techniques to gO uphill (and downhill) in a friendly, fun, safe environment. Or if you’re into gaining a little more knowledge about efficiency and fitness, that works too!

Topics will include:

  • Getting to know skimo gear and how use it, where to find it
  • Transition combinations that include skinning, boot packing, and skiing
  • Efficient skinning technique on flats, steeps, and off camber slopes-doing so both in and out of skin tracks.
  • Making quality, efficient kick turns
  • Downhill skiing on groomers, bumps, and through practice gates
  • Gear usage (the right skins, packs, poles, etc. for different personal needs)

When: Mondays from 4:00pm-5:30pm beginning Monday, February 5 (no lesson 2/19) – March 12

Where: Meet at the CBMR Rental Dept (Treasury Bldg) at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort at 3:30pm to get fitted with your gear

Cost: $200 for the 5-week program if you have gear; $260 for the 5-week program if you need gear **see below for information about availability of gear**

What you need: Skis/skins/boots (if you  have), poles, backpack, headlamp and A GREAT ATTITUDE!!


February 5 – Get to know your gear! Skinny skis, bindings, skins (types), uphill vs downhill modes, packs, pole length, boots, clothing including hats, gloves, base layers, etc. Any time left over will be spent on some basics of uphill skiing on the CBMR uphill route

February 12 – All about the UP! We’ll discuss and practice skinning and different types of glide and striding, slide slipping and getting from the bottom to the top in the most efficient manners!

February 19 – NO LESSON

February 26 – Downhill and transitions! We’ll spend the majority of the time practicing loops on Warming House Hill on skinny skis: snow plowing, jump turns, skating and transitions: skiing to skinning and skinning to skiing.

March 5 – Advanced skinning techniques and topics will include kick turns, skating, boot packing, and any other skills you’d like to learn about or continue to learn.

March 12 – Potential to put it all together!! A fun race which will incorporate everything you’ve learned and put your skills to the test. More info on this to come!

Got Gear?

If your answer to this is simply NO.. Skis, skins and boots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis! IF you are interested in this program and need all the gear, email and/or contact Sarah Stubbe at the above email address to inquire about availability. Upon receiving your fee and confirming availability, you will be notified of your gear confirmation.

Please email sarah@thegoinitiative.com to register or for more information

 *** Please respond by SUNDAY JANUARY 21 ***

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