Skimo Scotland

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DYNAFIT GLENCOE VERTICAL - Saturday 24th February 2018

This is a new race for the 2017/18 season giving us a whole weekend of racing at Glencoe Mountain.

Our plan will be to race from the bottom of the quad chair, but if there is no snow, we will start at the Plateau Cafe, half way up the mountain so this could be a very fast and furious uphill race.

Glencoe Mountain resort is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on Rannoch Moor, and offers stunning views of the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor, the Mamores and Ben Nevis. The resort is Scotland’s original snowsports destination - the first ski lift was built in 1956 and currently they operate 7 lifts and 19 pistes to suit every level of skier & boarder.

Entries close Sunday 18th February 2018.
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Total ascent: 713m
Total descent: 0m
Distance: 3.2 km

The competitor with the fastest time for completing the route will be declared the winner.

The cool stuff

Dynafit have been heavily supporting the Skimo Scotland race series since the very beginning and this year Dynafit will be our main headline sponsor sponsoring 5 out of the 6 races. We have had a rethink for prizes and will no longer be providing 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes to the winners. Instead, we have decided to spread the love and every racer who enters the race and turns up will receive a fabulous give away momentum courtesy of Dynafit. In true Skimo Scotland fashion, we will also have a few spot prizes to give away.


1200 Registration opens
1330 Registration closes
1420 Briefing at race start
1430 Race starts
1700 Food served
1730 Prize giving ceremony


Registration will take place in the Old Office, about 300m away from the main Log Cabin Restaurant.
In the event that we are unable to start the race at the bottom of the hill, we will start near the top of the access chair. If this is the case, racers will need to purchase a chairlift ticket and make their way to the start time. Please allow at least 40 minutes from the Log Cabin Restaurant to the Plateau Cafe.
Competitors will be able to leave their rucksack with any excess equipment at the start of the race. Do not leave any valuables in this bag. Skimo Scotland will not be held liable for any loss or damage of equipment left by competitors.
Once competitors have registered, they should make their way to the start of the race for the briefing at 1420.
Entries on the day are unfortunately not accepted.
Skimo Scotland will send out final information about race day after entries close.

£30.00 licenced Skimo Scotland Racers
£35.00 non licenced competitors

Skimo Scotland will provide a basic 2 course meal for competitors at the end of the race in the Log Cabin Restaurant. It is possible to book extra meals for supporters during online registration.

Chairlift uplift is not included in the entry fee. This can be purchased direct from the Ticket Office.

Getting there

Click here for instructions on how to get to Glencoe Mountain.


Skimo Scotland encourage family and friends to support the competitors as they battle over the course. Spectators are welcome to stand alongside the edge of the race course but must not provide physical assistance.