The ISMF World Championship is finally confirmed!


Media Information


The International Federation is glad to confirm the World Championship, which will take place from 1 to 6 March 2021 in La Massana, Andorra, including the following disciplines: Sprint, Relay, Vertical and Individual.

Thomas Kähr, the ISMF’s President, affirms: “We are all aware that we are going through a very demanding and challenging season. Therefore, it is with pride that the ISMF today confirms an event of such magnitude and importance as the World Championship can be. It is clear the commitment and the efforts that all athletes are putting into the ISMF races and they will certainly be even more encouraged on this occasion. The World Championship has always represented a flagship in the ISMF race seasons and a particular spirit of competition always hovers on the participants. All this attributes an almost sparkling atmosphere to the event.

All I have to do is to wish all joining athletes a great good luck”.


Technical information:


For the accommodation in Arinsal (Andorra), there will be two different possibilities:

  • Hotels (half board accommodation)
  • Apartments.

To book your accommodation, please get in contact with – Phone: +376 878 006 (Vallnord – Pal Arinsal Bookings Department) by using the code “COMAPEDROSA 2021” in your request/object.

All teams (athletes, coaches and eventual staff members) have to fill in an important survey required by the LOC and send it to the following email address no later than Wednesday 17 February 2021.


Registrations & meals:

The price of the registrations will be 40,00 € per category/competition.

For Covid-19 reasons, some teams could prefer to have lunch at their own hotel. Therefore, no lunches will be included in the aforementioned price.

The price of each lunch in Arinsal ski resort in front of the start/finish area will amount to 10,00 € per person/day.

The LOC kindly asks everybody to book the necessary lunches getting in contact with – Phone: +376 878 006 (Vallnord – Pal Arinsal Bookings Department) no later than Tuesday 23 February 2021, using the code “COMAPEDROSA 2021 LUNCH” in your request/object.

In accordance with the Andorran timekeeping company, the registrations for the ISMF World Championships are opened from now until Tuesday 23 February 2021 at 14.00. After that date, registrations will be no longer possible.

Considering that it deals with a World Championship, there is the possibility to register athletes later and to make changes as follows:

  • The day before each race, from 13:00 to 14:00: possibility to register additional racers (100,00 € in cash) at the Race Office.
  • The day before each race, from 13:00 to 14:00: possibility to replace racers (already registered to the Championships) for free at the Race Office.
  • The day before each race, at 14:30: bibs assignation.
  • The day of the race, until ONE hour before the start of the first category: possibility to replace racers (already registered to the Championships) for free in the finish area (timekeeping center).

Race Office address: Carretera d’Arinsal 5, 1er, AD400, Arinsal (Andorra).

The ISMF kindly reminds the coaches that for the World Championship there is a maximum quota of participants for each category (Men & Women) for each race, as per ISMF regulation (20/21 ISMF Regulation regarding Registration and Participation in ISMF competitions – point 2.2).

We kindly remind you the link where you can register your athletes:

Before registering in any ISMF World Cup or World Championships, athletes must have their own valid ISMF licence. You can check the current valid licences here.

In case of any issue in the online registration process do not hesitate to get in contact with the ISMF Office by clicking on “help” in any page during the registration procedure or at – mob. +39 3923566064.


COVID-19 & Andorra:

The Andorran Government requires a compulsory PCR or TMA negative test. For information the TMA test is another molecular test variant. The test must be done no later than 72 hours before entering Andorra. The antigen test will not be considered valid.

People who travel from outside the European Union (EU): please send an email to no later than Tuesday 23 February 2021 at 14:00. The following details are required in the email:

  • Name and surname
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Provenance (from where you are traveling)


Tests on site:

In order to book the eventual necessary Covid-19 test to come back home after the event, people have to send an email to with the code “Comapedrosa 2021 – test” in the request/object. The concerned email has to be sent no later than Thursday 25 February 2021 at 14:00 and has to include the personal information of the people and the date you need to make the test.

Both antigen and PCR tests are available:

  • PCR: 81,00 €*
  • Antigen: 13,00 €*

*VAT 4,5% not included

Probably some antigen tests will be provided for free from the Andorran LOC during the World Championships event, but more specific information about this topic will be sent in the very near future.



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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