Rebecca Vernon ended up in the Italy due to her love of snow and mountains, before this work was based around managing international projects and NGOs. After originally volunteering with her local race, Scialpinistica Lagorai Cima d'Asta, Rebecca Vernon gradually became involved with the international skimo scene, and now enjoys the challenge of international race organisation and all it entails.
The 2017 Ismf world cup season concluded this weekend in Val d'Aran Spain. After a winter of competitions frequently challenged by adverse snow and weather conditions, the final event under sunny skies on spring snow was appreciated by everyone
The 2017 Ismf world cup circuit concluded with the vertical race on Sunday 9 April in Val d'Aran, Spain. The wonderful sunny weather held out for the race and the final prize giving ceremonies.
The last Ismf Individual World Cup of the 2016/17 season took place today under the brilliant blue skies of Val d'Aran, a corner of Spain that is almost surrounded by France. Snow conditions were great despite the strong sunshine and warm temperatures.
It's spring and once again time for another leg of the Grande Course, this time in Italy with the Adamello Ski Raid.
The weather was a little bit kinder to the ISMF World Cup today in Prato Nevoso, with some sun shining on the Sprint competition. Although very close to the ski slopes, the track also incorporated sections off piste, and was appreciated by the athletes.
Today the athletes competing in the Individual race, the first competition of the ISMF World Cup weekend in Prato Nevoso, had to contend with somewhat adverse weather and snow conditions.
On Saturday and Sunday Prato Nevoso (Cuneo, Italy) will host the fourth world cup leg after events in Andorra, France and Turkey . Organised by Mondole Ski Alp, this their third ISMF skimo world cup, the weekend starts with the Individual on Saturday and climaxes with the final Sprint of the season on Sunday.
Pierra Menta, France, is on stage from 8th to 11th March. The greatest classics of skimo continue in April with Adamello ski ride and Trofeo Mezzalama The ISMF world Cup will be back with two more stages by 24th March.
Italy, Switzerland and France on the nations final podium but the greatest victory goes to any contender and to the brave organizers. The ISMF world Cup will be back in 3 weeks time
The competition, attended by 233 athletes, was also valid for the world Cup ranking, as a third run in between Andorra and Val d’Aran. Tomorrow Grand finale with the Relay race
The competitions in the new location of the world event was attended by 102 senior and espoir athletes and 70 among cadet and junior from 25 countries. And in Russia final rush for the CISM
Presenting, title or official sponsors, they are the team "behind". They work side by side with the athletes and the national teams. For this season Ski mountaineering can count on a pool of five brands that deeply believe in the movement.
Matteo Eydallin and Damiano Lenzi won over Italian team mates Robert Antonioli and Michele Boscacci. Bronze medalists William Bon Mardion and Xavier Gachet, France. Ladies Gold medals go to the French duet Bonnel - Mollaret followed by spanish Mireia Miro Varela and Claudia Galicia Cotrina. Third place to Italian Alba De Silvestro and Martina Valmassoi.
Tough conditions with technical climbs and long descents. Val Salatis and Alpago welcomed the first races of the event
Seven days of races, two areas: Alpago and Val Salatis for Individual and Team, Piancavallo for Sprint, Vertical and Relay. 300 athletes from 25 nations
The Chinese national ski mountaineering Challenge will be the occasion to discuss about the future of skimo and to assess the site which will host a world Cup stage next season
Positive impressions of the hospitality in Erzincan in the last competitions before the Champs
Eydallin and Roux rule Turkey. Eight nations and 37 athletes on the run in the Ergan Dagi
Erzincan and the Ergan Dagi mountains welcomed two races races: “Happy to compete so far from the usual horizons”, say the delegation of the athletes
Great performance of the Swiss team who put three athletes on podium.
Laetitia Roux and Robert Antonioli won the second Individual of the season
The French Pyrenees host another Individual and the first 2017 Sprint, with 120 athletes enrolled in each races.
After the opening in Andorra, the ISMF world Cup moves to France, in the area of Cambre d'Aze
Breathtaking tracks, with demanding climbs and descents, welcomed the first challenge of the year
The two races in the Pyrenees are the traditional kick off for the ISMF world Cup with more than 100 participants. A new sustainability programme will make it a no waste event.
Next week end Andorra will open the season in Font Blanca. On friday the overall prize ceremony will celebrate last year winners. Next month President Mariotta and Vp Mosso to visit China to attend Asian Series competitions.
The innovative federal equipment regulations will guarantee higher safety performances. New rules also for the avalanche transceiver: the three antennas Dva becomes mandatory.
The ISMF is just going to finish a very important and busy year during which many important events happened.
The winners of the ISMF world ranking will be the strongest athletes of the season in both circuits. The new strategy implies a shared anti doping system programme and joint award ceremonies.
New comprehensive contract includes: Magazine programme production, broadcast distribution and commercialisation of advertising for the newly recognised IOC Federation
From the italian sport association headquarter, all the news about races, calendar, rules and equipments
Two years after the provisional recognition, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has trusted the Federation and recognises the work of the Ski Mountaineering movement.
Next season counts eleven races. World Championship in Italy and three Grande Courses complete the emotion of next year, along with a new deal in the ranking system in LGC and ISMF World Cup
Twenty nations are attending the federal meeting in Portugal. “It is the right moment to discuss and share ideas”, says president Armando Mariotta
In three months time the ISMF may become a full Olympic Federation, recognized by IOC. The path remarks the importance of a common ethics and shared behaviour in competition
Good numbers of competitors and record audience figures for the 2016 ISMF World Cups and the European Championship. Next June Albufeira, Portugal, will host the federal plenary assembly
The 2015/16 ISMF World Cup racing season has now drawn to its conclusion. The last few months have seen the best athletes in the world participate with great enthusiasm in a series of amazing events. However, even as this season comes to an end we are already looking forward to next year's most important ski mountaineering event, the 2017 ISMF World Championships.
Due to very complex weather conditions, the 2016 PDG race of 23 April has been cancelled. The LDT World Cup and Overall rankings remain the same after the previous race of Tour du Rutor. The official prize ceremony will be organized during the presentation of the next ISMF/LGC season in a place and date that will be announced in the near future.
ISMF explains the value of the most famous Swiss Grande Course. Attended by soldiers, professionals and civilians, it is also popular with Vip who look for the top of the peak and the deepest of their souls.
More than 25% of the annual federal budget is invested in the “fight”. After the athletes’ biological passport, new sponsorships and education are the future challenge
Mondolé Ski Day 3: The ISMF World Cup circuit ended on the Piedmontese snow of Prato Nevoso for the second consecutive year. The final round, was a spectacular sprint race with a race trail drawn inside the Pratonevosina Basin snowpark. Keenly watched by the media, Italian Robert Antonioli and transalpine Laetitia Roux won the race and the cup.
Kilian Jornet and Jennifer Fiechter won the final individual race of the ISMF World Cup circuit. Transalpine Laetitia Roux should have won the women’s race but was penalised lap time for a material problem.
The three-day competition of the ISMF World Cup final circuit, at the Mondolè Ski facility is playing out under the bright sun in a natural setting of incredible beauty.
A few days from the ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup “Mondolè Ski Alp” final, the preparations at the ski complex of Prato Nevoso, Frabosa and Artesina are in full swing; indeed, for the second year in a row the resort will host the most important event of the whole World Cup.
A stage of 3 competitions requires 100 people and a budget of 100.000 euro
ISMF delegation will meet the Committee in Pyeongchang and attend the Asian Series to work on a showcase for 2018 Games. Meanwhile, by next summer the International federation hopes to receive the final recognition by the IOC
A few hours after the spectacular individual race on Friday morning, the mountains at Piancavallo welcomed the cream of the crop of Ski Mountaineering for the sprint race that drew the curtain on the two-day event at the border between the two regions of Veneto and Friuli. The Sprint Race was the second to last event of the ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup. The next week will see the long distance couple race take place.
Kilian Jornet and Laetitia Roux earn precious points at the fourth 2016 ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup event. This morning the individual race took place on the Alpago snow, more specifically at Col Indes, a few kilometres above from Tambre.
Transcavallo ready to kick off: «the race tracks’ conditions are perfect» says technical director of the competition The countdown has officially started for the fourth stage of the ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup circuit, taking place on the Italian eastern Alps, among the regions of Veneto and Friuli. On Friday morning at Alpago - precisely in Col Indes, a few kilometers above the village of Tambre, the Individual race will take place.
A grand finale was staged at Les Marécottes with the Sprint Race of the third ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup event. Today the athletes competed on the Swiss snow of Les Marécottes to win precious World Cup points and the last 2016 Continental titles still unassigned.
At Les Marecottes, the World Cup athletes had barely the time to rest from the Individual Race before having to compete for the Vertical Race event.
Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux are the new European Ski Mountaineering champions. After the Individual race, the Vertical Race is scheduled to take place tomorrow.
The ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup is back to Les Marécottes, Switzerland. From Friday to Sunday the event will offer three races also valid for the European Championship: the Individual Race, the Vertical Race, and the Sprint Race.
Challenging conditions for the organizing committee and demanding terrain for the athletes, especially in the Individual race, assigned by chip to Jornet Burgada over Boscacci. President Mariotta: «The Ismf is open to discussion about the timing rules».
Anton Palzer (GER) and Claudia Galicia Cotrina (ESP) have won the Vertical Sprint race. The race, staged on the spectacular itinerary at Caspoggio (Val Malenco - Sondrio) attracted a massive number of fans. The Sprint Race held at the second 2016 ISMF World Cup event was welcomed by an incredible number of fans and onlookers. The race took place in the beautiful Caspoggio landscape, a few kilometres from Sondrio.
At the 30th Valtellina Orobie, the second official World Cup event, the Spaniard Jornet had the better of Boscacci by the skin of his teeth. In the women race Laetitia Roux completed her comeback over Jennifer Fiechter.
The ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup is back in Italy. The Individual and Sprint races will be staged the next weekend in Albosaggia, Valtellina.
Font Blanca day two still under the sign of the Spaniard Kilian Jornet who, after his individual race win on Saturday doubles up with a gold medal also in the first vertical race of this year’s ISMF Skimountaineering World Cup.
In Andorra, the World Cup ISMF 2016 sees Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg win the race right at the start.
Ready for the new season!? Relive the emotions of last year
Font Blanca will open the ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup season. Two events will take place next weekend in Andorra, one individual race and one vertical race
The ISMF is just going to finish a very decisive and busy year. Lots of important events and decisions distinguished the last year as one of the most crucial periods in the ISMF life history.
In mid-January, it will be up to Font Blanca, amidst the snow of Andorra, actually in the skiing area of Arcalis and Arinsal, to unveil the new World Ski Mountaineering Cup, organised by ISMF (International Ski Mountaineering Federation).
Last weekend another very successful International Youth Camp was held in Bad Reichenhall, Germany organised by the German and Austrian federations with cooperation from the ISMF
Zug, Switzerland, 14 December 2015 – The leading international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media and the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF), have extended their media rights and production agreement for the 2015-2016 ISMF Individual, Sprint and Vertical World Cup and the ISMF European Championships. The agreement includes an increased production offer for broadcasters of 5x15 minute magazine highlight programmes. The programming will be produced in HD by Infront – to the highest industry standards, increasing exposure for Ski Mountaineering in line with its growing popularity as a winter discipline. Furthermore, Infront will start to handle ISMF’s key event advertising rights as of the 2015/16 season.
In accordance with art. 14.3 of World Anti-doping Code, the Ismf is issuing the following statement: The Swiss international ski-mountaineering athlete, Maude Mathys was subjected to an in-competition anti-doping test on 9th February 2015 during the World Championships in Verbier. The presence of clomifene, a hormonal receptor modulator, was detected in the urine sample ,this is a substance which is banned for both in- and out- of competition use. The ISMF then immediately suspended the athlete for the period whilst under the WADA procedure.
On November 6th, 2015 the ISMF Management Committee approved a new Organisation Chart.
The annual ISMF Forum was held last weekend in Milan, thanks to the hospitality of FISI and CONI. The Forum is an important event which brings together the world cup organisers - Font Blanca, XXX Valtellina Orobie, AlpiniSki, 33. Transcavallo, Altitoy-Ternua, Pierra Menta, Mondolé Ski Alp, Tour du Rutor, Patrouille des Glaciers - for the coming sporting season, together with the ISMF Sport Department's technical staff and the ISMF Administration in order to discuss new rules, technical issues, and the general collaboration with the ISMF.
Today the Ismf concluded with the voting for the new board and management committee. Armando Mariotta, was reelected as President, new members of the board are Marco Mosso, from the Italian federation, and Leo Condrau, from CAS.
The ISMF is proud to inform you that last season brought great results in terms of sustainability thanks to the high level collaboration and work made by AISTS.
On May 2 the Mezzalama Trophy which took place in extraordinary edition from Gressoney to Cervinia closed the 2015 ISMF World Cup season and the 2015 ISMF Long Distance Team World Cup season - the other races were Pierra Menta and Adamello Ski Raid. Winners of the ISMF Long Distance Team World Cup only for the athletes of national teams are: Matteo Eydallin and Damiano Lenzi (Italian National Team) with the same points and Marta Riba Carlos (from Spanish National Team).
«This morning – announced Adriano Favre, technical director of the Mezzalama Trophy – together with Luca Mercalli we studied the latest weather forecast models for the coming weekend...
Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux win the Prato Nevoso Sprint Race, the last race of the Scarpa ISMF World Cup circuit. Giulia Compagnoni and Thomas Corthay take the Junior gold medals. Nadir Maguet and Marta Garcia Farres are first in the Espoir category.
Matteo Eydallin and Laetitia Roux win the Senior categories of the Prato Nevoso Individual Race. In the Junior categories Rémi Bonnet repeats his success of Friday; of the women the French Lena Bonnel wins. In the Espoir classifcation Anton Palzer and Axelle Mollaret are first.
Anton Palzer and Laetitia Roux win the World Cup Vertical Race at Prato Nevoso (Cuneo). Verena Streitberger and Rémi Bonnet dominate the Junior category. In the Espoir category victory went to Anton Palzer and Axelle Mollaret.
Scarpa ISMF World Cup circuit finals. Next weekend at the Mondolè Ski resort in the province of Cuneo the last points for the World Cup Vertical, Individual, and Sprint races will be awarded.
We have learned from FFME about a very sad news concerning the death of Michel Garcia on 16 March 2015 at the age of 84.
After four days of sun and crowds, the 30th edition of the Pierra Menta in Areches-Beaufort has come to an end, with Damiano Lenzi & Matteo Eydallin, Italy and Severine Pomt Combe & Jennifer Fiechter, Switzerland winning the first ISMF Long Distance Team World Cup.
Laetitia Roux and Josef Rottmoser win the Scarpa ISMF World Cup Sprint Race. In Val Martello among the Juniors Giulia Compagnoni and Thomas Corthay finished in the lead. Nadir Maguet and Marta Garcia Farres won for the Espoir category.
France dominates the third event of the Scarpa ISMF World Cup. William Bon Mardion and Laetitia Roux win the Marmotta Trophy. Among the Juniors Davide Magnini and Alba De Silvestro win the gold medal. For the Espoir class Nadir Maguet and Axelle Mollaret step on the highest place of the podium.
It’s Marmotta Trophy time. Val Martello (BZ) will be hosting the third stage of the Scarpa ISMF World Cup, on Saturday and Sunday: the Individual Race and the Sprint Race.
The ISMF has the great pleasure of informing you that Sports United, the Euronews weekly sports magazine show, last week broadcast ski mountaineering races on Thursday and Friday, during Episode n.4.
The World Championships have finished with a bang. The Italians dominated the relay. The Swiss men took bronze. The women picked up another silver medal.
On the face of Mont-‐Gelé, Italians Mattéo Eydallin and Damiano Lenzi pick up the world title in the team race. For the women, Axelle Mollaret and Laetitia Roux of France come top.
The Swiss pick up two more medals thanks to Fribourg's Rémi Bonnet and Julien Ançay from Valais
In the individual race, the Catalan was flying solo. The Italians took both silver and bronze thanks to Robert Antonioli and Mattéo Eydallin. Maude Mathys from Switzerland regains her form and wins silver.
The 3rd day of the world championships in Verbier began under brilliant sunshine. Rémi Bonnet of Switzerland took the junior title. The cadets, Julien Ançay, Florian Ulrich and Florence Buchs, all won medals.
The Catalan took home the World Championship Vertical Race title for the fourth time. The Swiss Ladies picked up silver thanks to Jennifer Fiechter and bronze for Victoria Kreuzer.
The Swiss excel in Champsec/Val de Bagnes. Valaisans Séverine Pont Combe and Iwan Arnold take home the sprint bronze.
On Saturday 7th February, Mr. Christian WASSMER, the Head of Winter Sports and International Federations Relations of the I.O.C. Sports Department, will pay a visit to the Ismf World Championships in Verbier.
On Thursday afternoon in Verbier-Val de Bagnes (SUI) the 8th sky mountaineering World Championships are about to start. One week of top-tier competition involving 251 athletes representing 23 nations.
Kilian Jornet Burgada (ESP) and Laetitia Roux (FRA) won the gold medal in the Vertical Race of the Scarpa ISMF World Cup circuit. Giulia Compagnoni and Rémi Bonnet excelled among Juniors, while Anton Palzer and Axelle Mollaret conquered the highest step of the podium in the Espoir category.
Kilian Jornet Burgada and Laetitia Roux win the second Individual race of the Scarpa ISMF World Cup circuit in Andorra. Alba De Silvestro and Remi Bonnet win the Junior event.
On Saturday morning the second stage of the ISMF World Cup Scarpa circuit is going to start in Andorra. The programme includes two events: Individual Race and Vertical Race.
Earlier today, the snow of Puy Saint Vincent saw the end of the first weekend’s Scarpa ISMF World Cup. The white circus athletes had to make up for the Vertical Race initially planned on Monte Olympe.
Puy-Saint-Vincent Sprint Race won by Robert Antonioli and Laetitia Roux. Junior category won by Giulia Compagnoni and Simon Bellabouvier. Anton Palzer and Axelle Mollaret at the top of the Espoir category.
Anton Palzer and Laetitia Roux have won the first leg of the Scarpa ISMF World Cup circuit. In the Junior categories Davide Magnini and Giulia Compagnoni have won. Of the Espoirs victory goes to Anton Palzer and Axelle Mollaret.
Three races will be disputed on Puy Saint Vincent snow: the Individual Race, the Sprint Race and the Vertical Race.