The General & Event Manager Roberto Cavallo and the Technical Delegate Stefano Mottini participated in the exploratory meetings with the Local Organising Committees of the ISMF World Cup stages in Aussois (France) and Berchtesgaden (Germany).
In both cases the visits on site confirmed what was presented in the initial organisational phase at a theoretical level, demonstrating excellent professionalism and competence of the experts.
The first leg of the upcoming season (20th/21st December 2019) will take place in Aussois, where athletes will have to test themselves in a Sprint and an Individual race. The location has changed from last year, but the race track plans are ready so that the French event could be more and more absorbing and competitive.
The Jennerstier 2020 stage, in Berchtesgaden (Germany), expects an excellent difference in height for both scheduled competitions, thus allowing the racers to show all their skills. The spectators, on the other hand, will have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful panorama that the mountains all around offer. In addition, an open competition, the “Alpen Cup”, will be held on Friday 22nd February for skimo amateurs.
At the end, it is due to remember the last pre-visit, which took place last week (Saturday 18th October) in Innsbruck, Austria, for the Winter World Masters Games. This is a completely new event for ISMF, as ski mountaineering has never before been taken into consideration at this juncture, but undoubtedly it has an enormous importance.
In this way it is possible to give space to the Master category which is not normally included among the possible participants in ISMF competitions. The races will be held from 16th to 18th January 2020 (inclusive of a rest day) with a Vertical and an Individual race, during which the officials of the International Federation will have the task of supervising the race tracks.