Ski mountaineering, a FISU recognised sport since 2023, sees athletes ski uphill and downhill using mountaineering skills to race through snow covered, mountainous terrain and can be traced back to the prehistoric need to effectively move over hilly and mountainous winter landscapes.
FISU Technical Committee Chair
The History of Ski Mountaineering in FISU
Ski mountaineering was added as a recognised sport by FISU in July of 2023. It will be an optional sport at the Torino 2025 FISU World University Games.