Tell me more: A popular, historic sport in the snowy Alps, in recent years skimo has been on the increase in Scotland too.
But Skimo Scotland founder Di Gilbert said: "While our Scottish events are not as long or as high as those in other countries, the emphasis for us is fun and inclusion.
It was in 2012 in Scotland that renowned mountaineer and instructor Di launched skimo as a racing series.
Di, who has climbed the world's seven highest summits, said: "Bizarrely my first go at skimo was as part of the GB Team in the 2011 world championships in the Alps.
The following summer, Di, of Grantown on Spey and a friend, Louella Edward Collins, launched the first Scottish skimo season.
Scotland's weather tends to dictate whether the events go ahead but Di has been encouraged by the grassroots growth of skimo in Scotland.
The century-old sport of Ski Mountaineering - or SkiMo - has been given a Scottish revamp and is fast gaining in popularity.
SkiMo combines ski touring, downhill skiing and mountaineering skills in a triathlon-type event.
SkiMo competitors wear a helmet, lightweight skis, bindings and boots, and an all-in-one skin-tight suit complete with snow gaiters, crampons and ice axes.
Alpine races developed over the next couple of decades and these days there are many smaller SkiMo events and several prestigious competitions, which can often run over a number of days.
There are fiercely fought British, European and world SkiMo championships.