Ski Mountaineering

Sport Curiosities


Ski mountaineering is a particularly popular sport in Italy, with deep historical and sporting roots in the Alpine regions. In the last 10 years, the number of practitioners has increased from 33,000 in 2010-11 to 94,500 in 2019-20. On a competitive level, the Italian team has brought home 63 medals in 11 editions of the World Championships, starting with the first in Serre Chevalier in 2002. At national level, the discipline is managed by Fisi, while at international level by the International Ski Mountaineering Federation.


In 2026, it will become an Olympic discipline for the first time and will award medals in 3 specialities: Men's Sprint, Women's Sprint and a Mixed Relay. In Italy it is managed by FISI, while at international level it is regulated by the International Ski Mountaineering Federation.