Ski Mountaineering at IMGA Master Games

Ski mountaineering (abbreviated to skimo) is a skiing discipline that involves climbing mountains either on skis or carrying them, and then descending on skis. There are two major categories of equipment used, free-heel Telemark skis and skis based on Alpine skis, where the heel is free for ascents, but is fixed during descent.

Competitive ski mountaineering is typically a timed racing event that follows an established trail through challenging winter alpine terrain while passing through a series of checkpoints. Racers climb and descend under their own power using backcountry skiing equipment and techniques. More generally, ski mountaineering is an activity that variously combines ski touring, Telemark, backcountry skiing, and mountaineering.

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Age categories

Men and Women: 35+, 45+, 55+
Masters competitors must have reached their 35th birthday by December 31st of the year prior to the event to be permitted to take part in the WWMG.

Possible events and disciplines

Vertical Race
Individual Race

Past Results

View the WWMG Innsbruck 2020 Ski Mo results

The IMGA doesn’t allow building new venues and encourages the host cities to use existing facilities to keep the costs lower. Therefore, the following information is subject to changes depending on the venues available.