For the 2023/2024 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 one exception to the ISMF regulations for the 2023/2024 season:

  • Ski brakes are the preferred system for preventing a potential runaway ski. In lieu of ski brakes, leashes will be allowed only for the 2023/2024 season. If leashes are used, they MUST be in use everywhere except in sections of the course marked specifically for travel on-foot.

Ski brake requirements will be strictly enforced in North America in the 2024/2025 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.

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