Skimo The sport of ski mountaineering has been included in the program for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Ski mountaineering will make its way to the world’s biggest stage for the first time in 2026.

The International Olympic Committee unanimously approved the addition of ski mountaineering to the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

Ram Mikulas, president of the United States Ski Mountaineering Association based in Summit County, said the inclusion of the sport speaks loudly about its growth in popularity in recent years and could serve as a major catalyst to draw more individuals into the activity in the future.

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