For the 2022/2023 season the Compulsory Equipment from the ISMF Sporting Regulations will be enforced for all USA Skimo Sanctioned events. Page 7 of the embedded document below contains the Compulsory and Supplementary Equipment table. Detailed descriptions of each item can be found on pages 4-6.

USA Skimo will employ two exceptions to the ISMF regulations for the 2022/2023 season:

  • A dual-certified helmet is not mandatory, but is highly recommended. A helmet used in a USA Skimo sanctioned event must meet at least one of the certifications listed in the ISMF rules. Bike helmets are not allowed.
  • Ski brakes are not mandatory, but are highly recommended.

Expect the dual-certified helmet and ski brake requirements to be enforced in North America as early as the 2023/2024 season. If you are purchasing new equipment this year, think ahead for these future requirements.

For any equipment-related questions, please contact the race director directly or use the contact form below to ask USA Skimo.

Download the ISMF Equipment List As A PDF

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