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Be a bad*** with free skimo workshops from Summit Endurance Academy

Skiers and snowshoers take off on the final stretch of the uphill section at the 2016 Imperial Challenge on April 22 in Breckenridge. Former Imperial Challenge champion Joe Howdyshell is teaching a series of three free ski mountaineering workshops this fall to prep for uphill travel.

Are your legs ready for the ski-mountaineering season? Didn't think so. Let local endurance coach Joe Howdyshell of Summit Endurance Academy whip your quads, calves and lungs into shape with the Bada** Clinics, a series of free (yes, free) pre-season workshops made just for skimo athletes, splitboarders and anyone else who prefers to make their own way up the mountain — no chairlifts required, thank you very much.

The series kicks off today (Aug. 31) at 6 p.m. at Elevate CoSpace in Breckenridge. The hour-long classes cover training techniques, intervals, nutrition and more for skimo athletes and backcountry ski junkies.

The series continues on Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. at Wilderness Sports in Dillon and end Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at The Haute Route ski shop in Avon. For more info, see http://www.summitenduranceacademy.com.