I still hate the word “skimo” and the entire concept of making ski touring into a race. This is the worst idea in the history of bad outdoors ideas. Make it stop.
Backcountry skiing, otherwise known as skinning up something just to ski down it, is something fun we do when we want to get out into the beauty and solitude of the mountains without shelling out for a lift ticket, not something that should have multi bajillion dollar marketing campaigns and PR campaigns and a whole line of gear dedicated into finding out who can do it faster. You all suck, you’re ruining everything, please knock it off and just take up marathoning. Running is already wrecked. Leave backcountry skiing alone.
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