21.01.2018
CANCELLATION OF SPRINT RACE

Published on 21.01.2018 at 10:30 AM

A briefing was given to the athletes this morning at 9:10 AM at the grande salle of Villars.

The exceptional weather conditions of this night, with strong gusts of wind, caused the fall of trees that cut the power line of the train that hat to bring volunteers and athletes to the Sprint. No trains will be able to circulate today.

The decision to cancel the race was taken by the jury of the competition due to strong winds and snow falls still present which do not allow the correct running of the race.

The access for volunteers in the field is complicated and makes it difficult to evacuate the equipment set up yesterday, which suffered many damages during the night.

The reimbursement of half of the registration fee has been made at the grande salle during this briefing. For those who did not appear, thank you to contact us by e-mail to info@skimo-villars.ch

The organizing committee is sorry for this difficult decision, warmly thanks its faithful volunteers for their incredible work and wishes a good follow-up of the world cup to the athletes.

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(English version below) – published on 21.01.2018 at 06:30 AM

La Course du Sprint est annulée pour cause de chutes d’arbres sur la ligne du train ce qui a engendré la coupure de la ligne électrique.
Aucun train ne circulera aujourd’hui et nous vous rappelons que le degré d’avalanche est de 4 sur 5 !!
Plus d’info dans la matinée sur le site internet.
Vous êtes les bienvenus à 9h00 la grande salle de Villars pour toute question/info où un café et petit déjeuner vous sera offert.

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The Sprint Race is canceled due to falling trees on the train line which has caused the power line to be cut off.
No trains will circulate today and we remind you that the degree of avalanche is 4/5.
More info in the morning on the website.
You are welcome at 9:00 – Grande Salle Villars – for any questions / info where a coffee and breakfast will be offered.

20.01.2018
BRIEFING FOR SPRINT RACE ON SUNDAY 21.01.18

Presented at the briefing | 20.01.2018 | 18:30 PM | Villars – Grande salle

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20.01.2018
RESULTS FOR INDIVIDUAL RACE ON SATURDAY 20.01.18

> Results Individual race

19.01.2018
DIRECT “LA TÉLÉ”

 

19.01.2018
BRIEFING FOR INDIVIDUAL RACE ON SATURDAY 20.01.18

Presented at the opening ceremony | 19.01.2018 | 18:30 PM | Villars – Grande salle

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19.01.2018 – 14:30 PM
NEW START LOCATION FOR THE INDIVIDUAL RACE ON SATURDAY 20.01.18

The start will be done at the “Palace’s track”, behind the train station (20 m. further than the scheduled place.

 

WELCOME AT SKIMO-VILLARS

Since its creation, SkiMo-Villars has never stopped growing and this race is now well established as reference race in the Swiss Ski Mountaineering field of race.

Through the awarding for Lausanne to organise the next Youth Olympic games, the Vaud Alps ski resort Villars has been chosen to host the Ski Moutaineering races in February 2020. This will let the Ski Mountaineering make its come back in Olympic program.


SKIMO-VILLARS TIMELINE

2015 Swiss championship by Trophées du Muveran
2017 Swiss championship
2018 World cup race
2020 Youth Olympic games

  2 races

  160 international athletes

  TV and press

  5’000 visitors

  22 different countries


VILLARS
AND THE SKI MOUNTAINEERING

Villars ski resort is linked to those of Gryon and Diablerets with the Diablerets Galcier as the highest point around 3000m above see level. The total resort offers more than 125km of slopes designed for any kind of visitors. Other snow sports such as Ski Mountaineering, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing are well practised through the whole resort.

Villars is the nearest ski resort of Lausanne and Geneva, easily reachable by car or public transportation. Villars has been chosen to host the Ski Mountaineering races during the next Youth Olympic games, which will occur at Lausanne in 2020. The station as well as the village enjoys long hours of sunshine, thanks to the full south orientation, making of Villars a unique destination in the Vaud Alps.

Ski Mountaineering is still in full progress, making each year more and more enthusiasts around the world. In parallel, material development has been literally skyrocketing for the last 10 years making this sport very affordable and popular.

At the same rate than material evolution, many great races are born. The most famous and popular even have to put limits to the numbers of participants. Nowadays, as many other sport, Ski Mountaineering has its own international federation as well as its world cup championship.

SkiMo-Villars will be the second race of the 2017/2018 winter calendar.


SKIMO-VILLARS
THE RACES

INDIVIDUAL RACE
Saturday, January the 20th
 – 21km route with 1683m of total climbing elevation

Here we go for adventure and mountain spirit with individual race.

Athletes have to be fully skilled to face the race. They will need strong skills in technical transitions, athletics capabilities and downhill. The most versatile will win the race.

Individual race is a endurance trial giving uphill and downhill sections as well as carrying ski sections to the athletes. The whole route is easy to reach for public by ski or by feet.

Length of the race and important total meters of climbing elevation make that the race is never won until the finish line is crossed. Great suspense guaranteed !

LE SPRINT
Sunday, January the 21st – 1,2km loop with 105m of total climbing elevation

This is the shortest race in the Ski Mountaineering. It’s short, dynamic, with technical skills needed to execute moves such as conversions, carrying skis sections, and tricky downhill. It’s a concentrate of all aspects of Ski Mountaineering. Best athletes need around 3 minutes to make the loop.

Sprint starts with qualification run against time one by one. Then quarter finals, semi finals and finals with 6 athletes in a row.

This spectacular race will take place in Col de Bretaye, final train station and starts of ski lifts, allowing the public to embrace the whole race’s area in one look.

 

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SKIMO-VILLARS
TOURIST OFFICE
Av. Centrale 140 | 1884 Villars
info@skimo-villars.ch
Tél : +41 24 495 32 32