Uphill skiing – Skinning


What is all the chatter about skiing uphill?

Skinning, or Ski Mountaineering (SkiMo) offers an alternative to the traditional ski resort experience. Our Ski Guide, Milan Kubala, teaches all levels from novice uphill skiers to SkiMo racing competitors. Learn his skills and techniques on maintained uphill routes in the Stowe area. Enjoy the fitness benefits of uphill skiing on predictable terrain.


Private Clinics

Milan Kubala is your guide, an experienced SkiMo racer and US Ski Mountaineering National Team member.

Sessions will take place on designated, maintained uphill routes around the Stowe area and will cover topics from equipment selection, care and use, to uphill techniques, to tricks for faster transitions. All content is tailored to your needs and level, whether you’re just learning to ski uphill or you are a veteran SkiMo racer.


  • 24 hour reservation notice preferred
  • Equipment not included

Equipment List

  • Base layer, long underwear top and bottom (synthetic only, no cotton)
  • Mid-layer, fleece or pile light and heavy weight (insulation layer)
  • Soft shell, windproof, water resistant (provides limited insulation)
  • Outer-layer, waterproof/ breathable fabric (jacket w/ hood and pants)
  • 2 wool or synthetic hats
  • 2 pr gloves and or mittens
  • Neck gaiter
  • Gaiters (optional)
  • Goggles/ sunglasses
  • AT skis and boots
  • Waxable or waxless, metal edge, Backcounrty skis
  • 75 mm backcountry ski boot
    ( plastic boots preferred)
  • Adjustable ski poles with powder baskets.
  • Skins (full or half)
  • Pack – 20-30 liter size

Equipment Question?


3 Hour Sessions

1 person            $275

Group of 2         $350

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Private Uphill Skiing Instruction