After moving to Portland, ME I became interested in traveling uphill using skis fitted with special bindings and skins. In particular, I was interested in learning more about Skimo (a.k.a. ski mountaineering or Randonnée). I had previously noticed that former US Cyclocross champion, Tim Johnson, had become involved in Skimo through SkimoEast, an organization he started with three friends.

After moving to Portland I learned about the Granite Backcountry Alliance and Ski The Whites. Ski the Whites is a shop located at Black Mountain and run by Andrew Drummond.


Ski rental

I have rented Fisher Hannibal, Alpattack and Transalp skis from Ski The Whites.

Model Width Weight (g) Radius (m)
Blizzard G 85 [email protected] 16
Fisher Transalp 75 [email protected] 18.5




Andrew currently runs three races every week. He started Friday Night Lights at Black Mountain during the 2017-2018 season. For the 2018-2019 season he started a race at Cranmore on Wednesdays and Skiing to the Moon at Shawnee on Thursday nights.

Lost Valley holds a skimo race on Tuesday nights (see Lost Valley Skimo).