YOUTH CUP: canceled
due to COVID
GENERAL INFORMATION - NEWS
Verbier (Val de Bagnes) is proud to be hosting the Ski Mountaineering World Cup from January 27th to the 31st, 2021!
Once again, as in 2015, the majestic Swiss Alps will provide a worthy backdrop as elite skimo athletes vie for the coveted title of World Champion.
An exciting schedule, the world’s best racers, a variety of events, an exceptional natural setting, a well-oiled organising committee and the unbridled enthusiasm of sponsors and spectators alike promise to make this a world-class event.
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A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear athletes and fans of ski mountaineering,
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Val de Bagnes and Entremont for the Ski Mountaineering World Cup!
Our goal in hosting this event is to wholeheartedly support and to promote your sport and to give you the chance to attain new heights of athletic excellence. To this end, we present two routes in two different settings, both emblematic of our valley’s natural beauty.
A passionate amateur ski mountaineer myself with endless admiration for the many young local athletes making a name for themselves in international competitions, it means a lot to me, personally, to participate in the organisation of this event.
The current situation has obliged us to establish new rules and to be extremely careful in our decision-making process. Organisational constraints will be continually analysed so the event proceedings run smoothly, in full compliance with health and safety measures.
I would like to thank our generous donors for their support, the countless volunteers posted to the various event sites, and a motivated and experienced planning committee. You all have made this event possible.
With warm regards, we look forward to seeing you in January 2021!
Christophe Maret, President of the Organising Committee
2015 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Verbier has a long history of hosting international events, including ski mountaineering. In 2014, we earned our stripes by holding a stage of that year’s World Cup events. Building on that success, we hosted our first Ski Mountaineering World Championship event the very next winter, from February 6th to the 21st, 2015. For the occasion, working closely with the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) and the Swiss Alpine Club, the local organising committee mobilised no fewer than 600 volunteers and welcomed 250 of the world’s finest skimo athletes, divided into 4 categories (cadets, juniors, contenders, and seniors) for both men and women. In 2021, we expect around 150 athletes (the event will not host the cadet category) and a hundred recreational participants.