Monthly Archives: June 2014


Skyrunning is an extreme sport of mountain running above 2,000 meters (6,600 feet) where the incline exceeds 30% and the climbing difficulty does not exceed II° grade. The 2014 Skyrunning World Championships will include the ultra distance for the first time and, Chamonix, the most iconic outdoor sports arena, will host the events at the end of June, 2014. Three distances will be disputed: – The…



The month of June provided favorable conditions for the toughest skiers. Frédéric Gentet, Christophe Jacquemoud and Jean-Sébastien Knoertzer recently completed the first ascend and descent of the southwest face of the Aiguille de Bionnassay at 4,053 meters (13,298 feet) located in the Mont Blanc mountain range. This face remained one of the few above 4,000 meters (13,123 feet) to remained unconquered….



This extraordinary French skier suffered a heart attack while cycling in Savoie, France. He was only 53 year old. Fabrice Vion was the winner of the 2014 French Ski Instructor Challenge (veteran class 4) in Combloux, France early in April, and also won the 2013 edition a year before in Alpe d’Huez. He was an experienced mountaineer and a very strong skier, ski instructor of the…




The FIS Council has elected the Organisers of the FIS World Championships 2018/2019 at the 49th International Ski Congress in Barcelona, Spain on June 5th, 2014. Oberstdorf (Germany) and Park City, Utah (USA) were unanimously elected as hosts of the 2018 FIS Ski Flying World Championships and joint 2019 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships, respectively. The FIS 2019 Nordic…