It’s winter! SkySnow – the second World Championships are on their way
SkySnow, the skyrunning discipline of running at altitude on snow, will hold the second World Championships on March 8-9, 2024 in Tarvisio, North Eastern Italy.
The host venue will welcome athletes from across the world through official teams presented by the International Skyrunning Federation’s national members. The first highly successful SkySnow World Championships held in in 2022 in Sierra Nevada, Spain, saw 15 countries participate.
Twenty-one medals are at stake across the VERTICAL and CLASSIC disciplines, the Combined title, and the country ranking. In 2022, Italy, Sweden and Spain headed the medal count.
Monte Lussari Vertical
The events will kick off on Friday, March 8 with the VERTICAL discipline at the Monte Lussari Vertical – 3.6 km long and 974m of vertical climb, will take place in the dark, athletes illuminating the course with their headlamps.
The Monte Mangart Winter Trail will represent the CLASSIC category
Saturday, March 9 is the turn of the Monte Mangart Winter Trail for the CLASSIC discipline, 15 km long with 515m vertical climb. The Combined title is awarded to the top three men and women with the highest points based on the sum accrued in both races. The races are also open to outside athletes.
Saturday’s CLASSIC start and finish are on the shores of the Fusine Lakes, surrounded by pine forests and overlooked by snow-covered mountains where the highest point of the race reaches Monte Mangart, 1,390m, from where the race takes its name.
More races, more informations
Main sponsor of the events is Italian brand NORTEC, market leader and producer of ISF approved micro crampons, also sponsor of the 2022 World Championships in Spain. Technical sponsors are SCARPA, Crazy Idea and Weissenfels. The events are supported by institutional partners: the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, PromoTurismoFVG, the Tarvisio Council and BIM Drava, and in collaboration with FISky, the Italian Skyrunning Federation. The events are organised by the Mario Tosi Sports Association.