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Overview & Welcome!

Welcome to the NE Rando Race Series: a multiple-venue rando race (aka, ski mountaineering, uphill/downhill, “skimo”) series in the Northeastern U.S.!

Rando – short for randonnĂ©e – ski racing hearkens back to skiing’s early years, when skiers challenged the mountain both up and down, without the help of chairlifts.

Using climbing “skins” with alpine touring or telemark bindings (or even “split” snowboards), racers start at the base of the mountain, ascend it, then descend it, as fast as possible, over multiple laps, up to 6,000' cumulative vertical, in the truest test of the most complete skier overall.

Use the links in the list at the right to navigate among the different pages of this website or to explore related websites.
(Note that the schedule page embeds a Google Calendar for all Northeastern races including those organized by various other race directors outside this series.)

If you still have any questions or comments or suggestions after reading all the various pages, please use the contact form at the bottom right.

Be sure to join our Facebook Group to be notified of any last-minute race updates.
(By contrast, you can follow our Facebook Page for the usual social media chatter.)