The third stage of the ski mountaineering World Cup will take place in Flaine, Arâches-la-Frasse, France


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An Individual race and a Sprint race are scheduled in the next two days


Lausanne/Mondovì, 4 February 2021 – After the ISMF World Cup legs in Pontedilegno-Tonale (ITA) and Verbier (SUI), the international skimo athletes will compete in France and precisely on the slopes of Flaine, Arâches-la-Frasse.

The Individual race will be held on Friday 5 February 2021, with four ascents and as many descents for a positive altitude difference of 1600 metres. The track conditions are excellent, even if the snowfalls of the last few days have forced the local organising committee to work overtime to make the race courses more accessible.

On Saturday 6 February 2021, the ski mountaineering competitors expert in the Sprint race will get on track with an explosive mix of speed and technique.

14 national federations for a total of 135 registered athletes will be present in Flaine as follows: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and USA.

In preparation of the World Cup in Flaine, the Race Director Olivier Mansiot declares: “In my opinion the competitions of the upcoming weekend will reach a great success. My colleagues and I have did our best to prepare the race tracks. I am pleased for the solid relationship created with the ISMF after many years of collaboration to organise World Cup stages”.


Roberto Cavallo, General Manager,, +39 335 5745945


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 Cups 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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