For the 2023/2024 season the Compulsory Equipment from the ISMF Sporting Regulations will be enforced for all USA Skimo Sanctioned events. Section 28 of the embedded document below contains the Compulsory and Supplementary Equipment table. Detailed descriptions of each item can be found in  Section 31.

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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