The Masters World Championships in France are finally confirmed: don't miss to register!


Media Information


The ISMF, together with the Fédération Française de la Montagne et de l’Escalade (FFME), is glad to confirm officially the Masters World Championships, La Grande Trace 2021, which will be held in Superdévoluy, France.

It is important to underline that there are some changes in this event’s calendar compared to what previously communicated. The schedule will be as follows:

  • VERTICAL RACE on Saturday 13 February 2021 (in the afternoon)
  • INDIVIDUAL RACE on Sunday 14 February 2021 (in the morning)

The allowed categories to take part in such event will be O35 (pre-masters), O40, O45, O50, O55.


Do not miss the possibility to participate and prove your skimo skills!


Technical information:

Accommodation & meals:

The ISMF kindly ask the participants who need accommodation to book it at:


The registrations to the race have to be done through the organisation website at: where it is possible to find further detailed information.

As regards the compulsory licence to take part in the event, the ISMF kindly informs that a licence B will be expressly created. It will amount to 20,00 €, but the cost will be included in the registration price. The licence shall be signed directly on site at the bib collection.

COVID-19 & France

The ISMF would like to inform that French government does currently require the performance of a RT-PCR tests for any person coming from abroad. Consequently:

  • To enter France each participant must take the RT-PCR test. In the event that the RT-PCR is not possible to do, the antigen test is requested whose result must be always negative and has to be released no more than 72 hours before entering France.
  • Since restrictions regarding Covid-19 in France can change every day, the ISMF provides the website link of the French Ministry of the Interior (in French and English).


Please find at: the updated version of the ISMF Covid-19 Guidelines together with the relative appendixes and the check-list of pertinence. The ISMF kindly reminds that each person participating in the event (athletes, coaches and staff) must do the requested test as reported in the section COVID-19 & France for the Masters World Championships.

Obviously, the participants will have to respect the anti-Covid measures. Therefore, the local organising committee reminds everyone to wear always a mask (if not during the competition phase), to keep the distance of at least one metre among people and to sanitise often your hands.



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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