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.
A series of magazine programmes will be produced and distributed to broadcasters from the upcoming World Cup event in Puy Saint Vincent onwards.
We are just about to finish a very important year, a year during which many goals have been reached: the World Cup circuit has increased its technical level as well as its visibility...
After the cancellation of the Scarpa Ismf World Cup in Greece, the Ismf has accepted the offer of the French Federation and the local organisers in Puy St Vincent to add a Vertical race to the first World Cup weekend of 2015.
Unfortunately the Ismf has had to accept the cancellation of the Scarpa Ismf World Cup event due to be held in February in Greece. The difficult economic situation affecting Greece as a whole has had a direct impact on the Olympus event making it unviable. The Ismf is now working to find a way to replace these races.
During the first weekend of December, 4-7th December 2014, the town of Lienz in Osttirol, Austria, hosted the International Ski Mountaineering Youth Camp.
We have heard the sad news via FISI: our old friend Camillo Onesti died on 18 November.
This year the ISMF sporting season gets off to a fantastic and truly international start. The International Youth Training Camp already has registered participants from Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Italy, Great Britain, Azerbaijan, Germany and Bulgaria.
The ISMF is very happy to announce the two new ISMF SERIES race circuits for the coming season.
The 2015 World Championship of Ski Mountaineering will take place in Verbier/Val de Bagnes from February 6 – 12th. Athletes and spectators alike will have an opportunity to discover some magnificent competition sites.
The Sustainability Commission recently met for the first time at Espace Saint Marc, in Le Chable, Switzerland.
The ISMF is happy to announce an International Youth Training Camp (for 12-20 year olds) taking place in Lienz, Austria from 4-7 December in collaboration with DAV and Askimo.
The 2014 ISMF Forum was held in Lausanne from 3-5 October. Three full days of work under the auspices of the International Ski Mountaineering Federations
On September 26, 2014 at the beautiful location of “Forte di Bard” in Valle d’Aosta , “La Grande Course” presented their sporting calendar for the upcoming season.
Following the positive decision made at the recent ISMF Plenary Assembly, the ISMF has started developing a project looking at “the sustainability of ski mountaineering events".
The Annual General Assembly of the International Ski Mountaineering was held in Stockholm last Saturday, - June 14, 2014, with the participation of 21 national federations.
It's with great satisfaction that we have the honour of announcing some very good news to all ski mountaineering enthusiasts. Yesterday at the ISMF Plenary Assembly in Stockholm, the member federations voted unanimously in favour of integrating the races of the so called La Grande Course, into the ISMF calendar, as the Long Distance Team events for the 2014/15 ISMF World Cup season. We are all very happy now that some of the most important ski mountaineering races have joined the ISMF family, and look forward to working together and taking the sport into the [...]
Damiano Lenzi and Laetitia Roux have won the Overall World Cup. The French woman has also won the Sprint Race, while the men’s race was cancelled due to a technical problem.
William Bon Mardion has won the last individual race of the World Cup at Tromsø and has been awarded the specialty Crystal Cup. Of the women, Laetitia Roux has confirmed her leadership, wining the race and the overall ranking.
The International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF), ski mountaineering’s internationally recognized governing body, is delighted to communicate the positive decision taken by the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) held in Belek (Turkey) on 10th April by granting provisional recognition to the ISMF.
In the Vertical Race at Diablerets Kilian and Laetitia Roux climb once again onto the top step of the podium. In the Juniors, Federico Nicolini and Alba De Silvestro won the Overall World Cup. However, of the boys, Oriol Cardona Coll won the race. Damiano Lenzi and Laetitia Roux won the World Cup speciality. Of the Espoirs the race and the Overall World Cup was won by Anton Palzer and Axelle Mollaret.
Kilian and Laetitia Roux have won the Individual Race of the fourth stage of the Scarpa ISMF World Cup Circuit. At Les Diablerets, Switerland, the Juniors Alba De Silvestro and Federico Nicolini climb onto the top step of the podium. In the Espoir category victory went to Anton Palzer and Axelle Mollaret.
Tomorrow morning at Les Diablerets, Switzerland, the fourth leg of the Scarpa ISMF World Cup Circuit will start. Two trials are programmed: The Individual Race and the Vertical Race. It will be the last trial for the Juniors.
Kilian won his second World Cup leg in Val Comelico. Laetitia Roux strengthened her leadership in the overall classifications by winning ahead of Maude Mathys. The Spaniard Oriol Cardona Coll and Giulia Compagnoni won the Junior categories. In the Espoir categories victory went to the Swiss Jennifer Fiechter and Anton Palzer.
Josef "Seppi" Rottmoser and Laetitia Roux dominated in the Val Comelico-Sappada Sprint Race. On the Pista Nera the juniors Oriol Cardona Coll and Giulia Compagnoni won, and Alessandra Cazzanelli and Anton Palzer won the gold medal in the Espoir categories.
The third trial of the Scarpa ISMF World Cup circuit kicks off on Friday. A Sprint Race and an Individual Race are in the Val Comelico-Sappada (Italy) programme. It will be possible to watch the Sprint Race in streaming. The sponsors of the World Cup have produced a technical sweatshirt.
The new Pitturina Ski Race programme has been decided. After postponement due to bad weather the races will be held next Friday and Saturday, 7 and 8 February.
La Pitturina Ski-race has been postponed. The Weather forecast is such that the race has been totally compromised. «We're very upset, but the safety of the athletes comes first» said Michele Festini.
Damiano Lenzi and Laetitia Roux won the Vertical Race at Courchevel. Victory went to Federico Nicolini and Alba De Silvestro in the Junior categories. Anton Palzer and Axelle Mollaret won the Espoir category.
Robert Antonioli and Laetitia Roux won the Courchevel Individual Race. The young Mollaret, third at the finish line, won the Espoir category; of the men Anton Palzer won. Of the Juniors, Sophie Mollard and Remi Bonnet won.
On Saturday and Sunday the second Scarpa ISMF World Cup circuit trial will take place at Courchevel on French snow. The two trials: the Vertical Race and the Individual Race.