Skiing at a resort has always been a winter time activity, but a new type of skiing may be taking its place. Backcountry skiing is growing in popularity and this can be a great options for ski fans. There are elite athletes who do this but now normal people want to do it.
- Ski mountaineering is a new sport trying to create a foothold in the state. But essentially, they’re the same activity with different tools.
- “It’s basically backcountry skiing, just with more speed,” said Nick Francis, the outgoing president of the U.S. Ski Mountaineering Association.
- The USSMA made its Idaho debut this month at Brundage Mountain Resort.
“We would love to see more Idaho racers, and a big part of that is just getting races here. It’s much easier to get involved in the sport when there’s a local race scene.””