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Skin to Win

Lung–burning fun for all at the Mammoth Caldera Burn – a ski mountaineering challenge. Starting from Canyon Lodge, participants will skin their way through five ascents on Mammoth Mountain to complete this battle against themselves and the terrain. Ski mountaineering (ski mo), a high-altitude up and down challenge imported from Europe, is rapidly becoming one of the hottest new winter sports in North America. The Recreational course is perfect for backcountry skiers of any skill level interested in learning new aspect of the sport. The Elite course is designed to showcase Mammoth's steep, technical skiing.

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule

Friday, April 15

4-7PM On-Site Registration + Check-In Welcome Party @ Mammoth Mountaineering

6PM Mandatory Racer Meeting + Course Briefing @ Mammoth Mountaineering

Saturday, April 16

10:00 AM Start Time - Elite + Recreational @ Canyon Lodge, Chair 7

3:00 PM Awards, Raffle + After party @ TBD Location

** Schedule is subject to change, participants will receive email updates with any changes**

Course Descriptions & Links

Recreational Course

2,900 feet of elevation gain and loss over 4.7 miles. The course may change based on conditions.

The first climb is from Canyon Lodge to the top of Sunset. From the starting line ascend Round Robin to Avalanche to Sunset. 1,682 feet of gain over 1.5 miles

The first descent is From the top of Sunset to the bottom of Holiday. From the top of Sunset descend Relief to Haven't the Foggiest to Holiday to where Holiday ends at the bottom of Gold Hill. 1,157 feet of descent over .9 miles.

The second ascent is from the bottom of Gold Hill to the top of Chair 22. Ascend Goldhill to Quicksilver to Relief to the top of chair 22. 1,217 feet of gain over 1.1 miles.

The second descent is from top of chair 22 to the finish at Canyon Lodge. Descend Grizzly Ridge to the top of chair 8, to Chickadee to Blue Jay. The finish is at the bottom of Blue Jay. 1,675 feet of loss over 1.2 miles.

ELITE COURSE

4,360 feet of gain and loss over 7.1 miles. The course may change based on conditions.

  • The first climb is from Canyon Lodge to the top of Chair 10. From the starting line ascend Round Robin to Avalanche, across Sunset to Solitude. Bend left toward the top of chair 10. 1,682 feet of gain over 1.5 miles.
  • The first descent is from the top of Chair 10 to the bottom of Holiday. The descent begins down The Canyon Connector then picks up Haven't the Foggiest. Bend right with Haven't the Foggiest, take a hard right onto Holiday, follow Holiday to where Holiday ends at the bottom of Gold Hill. 1,157 feet of descent over .9 miles.
  • The second ascent is from the bottom of Gold Hill to the top of Chair 22. Ascend Goldhill to Quicksilver to Relief to the top of chair 22. 1,217 feet of gain over 1.1 miles.
  • Descend Grizzly Ridge to the top of chair 8, to Swell to Blue Jay. The Elite 2nd Lap Lane is on the skiers left side at the bottom of Blue Jay. 1,675 feet of loss over 1.2 miles.
  • The second lap would run again up Schoolyard to Round Robin, but then change to taking competitors to the bottom of the Two-Three Bowl.
  • Racers will then ski the Grizzly Ridge to Swell, to Bluejay to the finish.

Equipment Rentals

Mammoth Mountaineering Supply is offering 20% off demo rates for Ski Mountaineering Racers. Give them a call at (760) 934-4191 for more information and pricing!


Refunds & Cancellations

In the event of cancellation, all refunds will be honored. In the event of inclement weather, delays may occur.

Location

Canyon Lodge

1000 Canyon Blvd. Mammoth LakesCA  93546

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