Pete Swenson of COSMIC, Colorado Ski Mountaineering Cup, & USSMA, United States Ski Mountaineering Association, demonstrates the proper technique to go from a downhill skiing position, to an uphill skinning position. Transitions are a huge part of ski mountaineering, or randonee, races. You can lose, or gain, a lot of time here.
Ski mountaineering, randonee, or rando, racing has exploded in the last few years. Wildly popular in Europe, with a little bit of gear, some technique, and lots of lung power, it's a great way to keep your race fitness in the high mountains of Colorado, or around the world.