Shedhorn Ski-Mo

Saturday, March 17 at 8:00 AM

Big Sky Resort

Event Registration and Info

The fourth annual Shedhorn Ski Mountaineering race comes to Big Sky Resort on March 17, 2018. 

Shedhorn Race:

  • This event is around 16-18 miles, and has a 8,600' - 9,500' elevation gain. There are two courses depending on course conditions. Runners will start in 4 waves of 5 minute offsets, with 4 aid stations, each with cutoff times.

Pronghorn Race:

  • This event is around 7.5 miles, and has a 4,000' - 4,600' elevation gain. 

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.

This is a technical ski mountaineering race and is designed to test multiple skill sets:

Mountaineering Skills:

  • 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

Ski ability: 4 Alpine ski descents:

  • 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.

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 Ax/Whippet: REQUIRED
  • Crampons: REQUIRED; must conform to UIAA standard 153 with at least 10 spikes.