ASU Ski Mountaineering
A Ski Mountaineering race is a timed event that follows an established trail through challenging winter alpine terrain while passing through a series of checkpoints. Racers climb and descend under their own power using backcountry skiing equipment and techniques.
To our knowledge Adams State University is the first and only institution in the Nation and possibly the world to cover racing expenses and offer scholarships for the sport of Ski Mountaineering. Though there is not a collegiate Ski Mountaineering race series, our program is committed to covering most expenses associated with competing in the Colorado Ski Mountaineering Cup (COSMIC). The following links are some great resources for more information about Ski Mountaineering.