Northwest Avalanche Center

NWAC delivers avalanche forecasts daily for Washington and northern Oregon along with weather/snow data.

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Source for all things skimo and ski touring.  Racing training programs, gear information, news, event calendar, and much more.


Manual For Ski Mountaineering Racing

Put together by, this small skimo “bible” is a practical tool intended mainly for novice to intermediate skimo racers, with the goal to help them speed up their progress by a couple of years.


What is skimo?

Collection of thoughts from mountain athletes on what they think of skimo, put together by Ultimate Direction.

US Ski Mountaineering Association

Governs the sport of skimo here in the US through fostering and promoting access, resources, education, and community.

Wild Snow

Lou Dawson's in depth blog and information on all things ski touring.

Ascent Outdoors

Local outdoor gear store and shop located in Ballard. Offers a wide selection of backcountry touring and racing gear along with many other outdoor sports. Offers rentals for backcountry skis and boots.


Pro Ski and Mountain Service

Local full service ski shop in North Bend that focuses on ski touring and all aspects of mountain culture.  Also runs Pro Guiding Service.


ProSki Seattle

Local full service ski shop just north of Seattle that carries touring and downhill ski equipment.  Also has a rental fleet to try gear out.

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Skimo Co

The Ski Mountaineering Company, out of Salt Lake City, is a specialty skimo retailer.  They have a wide variety of specific gear available for online ordering.

Cripple Creek Backcountry

Cripple Creek has a store in Carbondale, Vail, and Aspen, but has a great record of customer service over the phone to help you select the right gear. Also has a sweet podcast!