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Ski Mountaineering added to 2026 Olympics

drjeff

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Sounds like a total "front side-i-zation" of a back country origin "sport" which I am guessing won't involve any powder unless it happens to be snowing heavily on competition day
 

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I don't see any detail of what "ski mountaineering" is.

I know of several competition that involves both uphill and downhill. Ski-mo (spelling?) is going up on skins and skiing down. But that's on established paths. "Mountaineering" to my mind involves ropes and ice axes. Not sure what exactly is the event IOC is adding.
 

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I don't see any detail of what "ski mountaineering" is.

I know of several competition that involves both uphill and downhill. Ski-mo (spelling?) is going up on skins and skiing down. But that's on established paths. "Mountaineering" to my mind involves ropes and ice axes. Not sure what exactly is the event IOC is adding.
"Skimo" is short for Ski Mountaineering.
 
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