King Skimo

Max King

Goal Race Distance

Skimo races of 1-4 hours




Max King’s Skimo (ski mountaineering) Program focuses on the fundamentals of training for a 1-2hr race effort and the specific demands of skimo racing such as transitions and uphill skinning. This program allows you to dictate how many days on-snow you need during the week and fills in with dryland training to supplement your time on skis. 

This program has a specific focus on skimo racing with uphill intervals, threshold workouts, and transition work built in. Use this program to develop your fitness for your upcoming skimo season and have your best season yet! 


When signing up for this program you should have a base level of fitness that allows you to complete a 6 mile run comfortably, have some experience with skimo equipment and how it works, and have a target skimo race in mind.


Max is a living legend in the world of running and brings a massive amount of experience and enthusiasm to TRACER. Put simply, Max lives and breathes running – whether that's racing, training or helping runners of all ages with his wealth of knowledge. Based in Bend, Oregon, Max has raced and won over a huge range of distances and terrain, including winning both the World Mountain Running Championship in 2011 and the 100km World Championship in 2014. A 4-time Olympic Trials Qualifier in the marathon and steeplechase, there is no race too short or too long for Max. He's as passionate on a 5km shakeout run as he is on the startline of a 100 mile. 

Max has prided himself on being able to run anything from 3k steeple to obstacle courses to 100-mile ultras, adventure races, orienteering, and everything that involves moving on two feet. Recently he has taken on several projects to give back to the running community. He is a co-director of the Max King Trail Running Camps for youth and adults, the co-director of the Bend Marathon, and an advocate for youth running and public lands. 

Max has been coaching runners of all ages for over 15 years and loves helping runners achieve goals, but more importantly encourages a healthy relationship with running so that it becomes a lifelong sport. 

Check out his TRACER programs in marathon and base training to help you reach your goals, maintain fitness on the trail, and excel in maximizing your training time.