Shedhorn Ski Mo

Saturday, March 18

Mountain Village

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The third annual Shedhorn Ski Mountaineering race comes to Big Sky Resort on March 18, 2017. This is a technical ski mountaineering race and is designed to test multiple skill sets in mountaineering, skiing, and endurance. 

Discounted lodging rates are available. Call Big Sky Central Reservations (800) 548-4486 and mention Shedhorn Ski Mo.

Required Gear List

  • Skis: Minimum length women-150cm; men-160cm
  • Bindings: Toe and heel pieces must be same brand
  • Poles
  • Skins: At least one pair
  • 3 upper body layers: 1 layer must be a wind proof layer
  • 1 lower body layer
  • Beacon: Conforms to standard EN 300718 457kHz frequency
  • Shovel: No snow claws. Minimum length 50cm
  • Probe: No probe poles. Minimum 240cm
  • Helmet: Must meet UIAA 106 or CE EN 12492 standards
  • Gloves
  •  Pack
  • Eye Protection
  • Ice Axe: Tentatively required
  • Crampons: Tentatively required; must conform to UIAA standard 153 with at least 10 spikes.
  • Whippet: Tentatively required

Due to the nature of alpine terrain, and the highly variable conditions that may be present during the day of the race, we have included a potentially required gear list that will be decided upon the morning of the race, as well as an A and B course for the SkiMo race. Come prepared with the entire gear list.

Required Skill Sets


  • 4 alpine climbs with exposure over cliffs and/or above 1,200 ft avalanche paths with falls resulting in serious injury and/or death
  • knife edge climbing
  • 50+ degree boot packs


  •  4 alpine ski descents
  • Be prepared to ski 45+ degree terrain with ski/fall potential of up to 1,200 ft. Falls in these areas, depending on conditions could result in serious injury and/or death.


  • This race course takes place between 7,200 ft (2,194m) and 11,166 ft.
  • You will gain and lose 8,600' to 9,500' over 16 to 18 miles.

Schedule of Events


  • 6:00pm: Pre-race meeting in the N. Mammoth room (Mountain Mall)


  • 7:00am: Mandatory athlete meeting in the N. Mammoth room (Mountain Mall)
  • 8:00am: Race Start
  • 2:00pm: Shedhorn Grill cutoff - athletes passing the checkpoint past 2:00pm will recieve a DNF and will be required to go the base area.
  • 5:00pm: Awards in the Mountain Village Plaza

*Venue and times are conditions permitting and subject to change*