Skimo 101 and 201: Introductory and Novice Training for Skimo

Skimo 101 201 Info

Skimo 101 201 Race Clinics will both be held at Mt Norquay Ski Resort (near the town of Banff). For all sessions it is mandatory that you have a pair of touring or skimo skis, skins that fit onto said skis, a backpack that can carry skis, as well as a helmet and headlamp.

In accordance with Mt Norquay’s covid policy all participants must either have proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative test result from the preceding 72 hours.  [see below for details]

Valid proof of vaccination details • Alberta vaccine record with QR Code (paper or digital) is now the only valid Alberta-issued proof of vaccination accepted by operators participating in REP.• Other accepted forms of proof of vaccination include:• Other provincial vaccine records with QR codes• First Nation vaccine records• Canadian Armed Forces vaccine records with QR codes• U.S. Military proof of vaccination and ID card• Out-of-country vaccine records• Personal identification that matches the vaccine record is also required for all adults 18 and over. If you do not have your proof of vaccination QR code you can download it here .

Valid proof of negative test details • The test result should be a written or printed copy that indicates the individual has tested negative for COVID-19 on a Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR, or lab based PCR test approved by Health Canada or the lab accreditation body of jurisdiction.• Valid test results should be a written or printed copy that clearly outlines the type of test, time of sample collection, clear indication of a negative result, and laboratory that completed the test, if applicable.• Photos of a rapid test or result taken off-site is not sufficient.• A self-test completed offsite or self-produced documentation of a negative test result is not valid.• Do not bring completed self-tests or rapid tests to businesses due to communicable disease risk.• Personal identification that matches the test result is also required for all adults 18 and over.

Skimo 101 • Will be held from 4 - 5:30 PM on the 15th and 29th of January. In these sessions the very basic techniques of skimo racing will be taught [the essentials of skinning, transitions, boot packing, and kick turns]. Each session is meant to be stress free and to help those completely new to this gain confidence, and have fun. There is the option for participants to take part in Citizen Series races proceeding each session, which would be a good opportunity to practice skills and get mileage in. If you are in need of gear for these sessions; Gear Up in Canmore and Backtracks in Banff have touring gear available for rent, and we [SkiUphill] have demo skis that can be rented. Please be proactive with getting your gear together.

Skimo 201 • Will be held from 6 - 7:30 PM on Feb 12th, 19th, and March 12th. In these sessions the basics of skimo racing will be deepend to make you a faster, more efficient, and more competitive racer. In these sessions technique will be stressed, but is still geared towards the average skier just looking to up their game. That is to say, the goal is to work hard and learn more nuanced aspects to racing whilst also having fun. We will have skimo specific skis and backpacks available to rent for these sessions, but again Gear Up and Backtracks are good resources for rental ski touring gear that can be used for this clinic.

If you have any further questions or clarifications please email or call SkiUphill @ 403-675-4455

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