The ISMF-LGC World Championships Long Distance Team is confirmed

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Media Information


The International Ski Mountaineering Federation jointly with the Local Organising Committee of the famous Pierra Menta are proud to confirm that the ISMF-LGC World Championships Long Distance Team will take place on Friday 12 March 2021 in Arêches Beaufort, France.

Pierre Dupont, ISMF Vice-President Sport & Events, states: “The ISMF is very pleased to have resumed the collaboration and the relationship with La Grande Course circuit and to be working to organise the first edition of the World Championships Long Distance Team. This is undoubtedly an excellent step towards the future which represents an important improvement and progress for the worldwide ski mountaineering”.


Technical information:

COVID-19 & France:

Each participant in the ISMF-LGC World Championships Long Distance Team must do a compulsory PCR test, whose negative result certificate must be given at the arrival on the competition location. Therefore, the antigen test will not be considered valid. The ISMF kindly reminds that the test must be done no more than 48 hours before entering France.


Tests on site & to return in the home country:

If someone needs a Covid-19 test to return in the home country, please get in contact with:


Roberto Cavallo, General & Event Manager,, +39 3355745945


About the ISMF
Founded in 2007, the International Ski Mountaineering Federation ISMF is the global governing body for ski mountaineering competitions. Since 2016, the organization is officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee IOC. Its main goals are the promotion, regulation and development of the ski mountaineering sport worldwide. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, the ISMF’s membership consists of 38 national mountaineering or ski sports federations in Europe, Asia and the Americas. The ISMF organizes ski mountaineering World Cup events and World Championships. For the first time, ski mountaineering has been a medal sport at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne Switzerland. The ISMF’s ambition is to become an Olympic sport by the 2026 Winter Games in Milano-Cortina, Italy.

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