Ski Orienteering is one of the winter sports in the World University Championships programme. Its first edition was held in 2016 in Tula, Russia, and was immediately a success. Combining Orienteering and Cross-Country Skiing, it’s a very technical sport. From 2027, Ski Orienteering will be a compulsory sport in the Winter Games programme.
FISU Technical Committee Chair
The History of Ski Orienteering in FISU
Further to a long-lasting cooperation between FISU and the International Orienteering Federation (IOF), Ski Orienteering entered the programme of the World University Championships officially in 2013. The first event in the discipline has been held in 2016 in the region of Tula, in the Russian Federation.
2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk hosted Ski Orienteering for the first time at a Universiade.