SkiMo Programs

Ski Mountaineering, also known as "SkiMo," combines the endurance of Nordic skiing with the skill and strength of Alpine skiing.  Excitingly, SkiMo will be making its Olympic debut at the 2026 Winter Olympic Games! This sport is ideal for Alpine, Nordic, and Freestyle/all-mountain skiers, as well as mountain bikers and runners. Our athletes begin by learning the fundamental skills and efficiency of ski touring before transitioning to race-focused training. 

SkiMo races come in various distances and styles: 

Vertical: Uphill only, lasting from 15 minutes to 1 hour. 

Individual: Multiple ascents and descents, ranging from 1 hour to several hours. 

Sprint: Combines all the skills in under 4 minutes, featuring heats and finals similar to cross-country skiing sprints. 

Team: Teams of 2 or 3 travel and race together, with events lasting from 3 hours to multi-day stages.

Our team programs are meticulously crafted to develop, challenge, and engage athletes at every skill level. We offer comprehensive training utilizing all four Aspen Ski Company mountains and the City of Aspen's Nordic trails in the winter.

Unsure which program is best for your athlete? Contact Program Director August Teague at for guidance and information. SkiMo programs can be found under the Nordic Program Registration.


Registration for 2024-2025 Winter Programs are OPEN!

For additional information on registration, dates and deadlines, forms and more click here. Once you've selected a program, click here to enter our Campminder system and register. If you have used Campminder before with us, please use the same login and do not create a duplicate! 

Scholarships are available for all team programs based on need. Click here to access the scholarship form. Athletes applying for a scholarship must submit their registration and scholarship application by the early registration deadline (August 1st, 2024). A $100 - $600 deposit (dependent on program) is required to apply for a scholarship. Scholarships are only available to residents of the Roaring Fork Valley or Western Garfield County. Post-graduate athletes are not eligible for scholarships. 


The SkiMo Race Program is a comprehensive, year-round training and racing initiative designed for experienced ski mountaineering athletes committed to excellence. This program is ideal for individuals with a strong work ethic and a passion for reaching the highest levels of competition in ski mountaineering.

Participants in the Race Team are expected to compete in regional races and engage in summer dryland training. Our training program is structured to support athletes in achieving peak performance, with each member receiving a personalized, year-round training plan tailored to their specific needs and goals. 
Key values such as character, sportsmanship, work ethic, leadership, and inclusion are integral to our curriculum. These principles are emphasized throughout the program to develop well-rounded athletes who excel both on and off the slopes. 


  • Year-round training (August 1 – July 31st) On-snow training: year-round as weather allows. Training in winter is 5-6 days a week, training in summer is 4-5 days a week.
  • Includes Summer Training Camp(s) and Thanksgiving Training Camp.
  • Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in competitions, which may include team travel and housing. 
  • Program Fee: $5,740 until August 1; $6,380 on or after August 2nd.  Additional Parent Work Deposit $600



Based out of Aspen (AVSC Clubhouse & City of Aspen Trails), this program serves as a great stepping stone for athletes interested in learning more about SkiMo or looking to enhance their skills and endurance for the Race Team. It caters to athletes of all ability levels, focusing on fundamental skills and enjoyment while introducing them to racing and goal setting.


  • 3 days a week during winter (Wednesdays and Weekends) from October 28th – April 14th (No training Dec 23 – 31st).
  • Includes Thanksgiving Training Camp.
  • Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in competitions, which may include team travel and housing. 

  • Program Fee: $3,150 until August 1; $3,500 on or after August 2nd.  Additional Parent Work Deposit $450


TEAM Refund Policy: 100% Refunds are permitted before the program start date. Once the program start date has passed, refunds are only available for documented medical reasons that result in a season-ending injury. Refunds are determined by the following: Before January 1 - 50%; between January 1 and February 1 - 25%; after February 1 - No Refund. This season-ending injury refund assumes complete withdrawal from all AVSC programming, including Strength & Conditioning or athletic training services.   All refunds are subject to a $100 processing fee.