SKYSNOW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Sierra Nevada’s stunning sunsets together with the experience of running in the snow at night has made Snow Running “different from the rest” for the last 10 years.
Now, eleven years on and having organised 4 editions of the Spanish Snow Running Championships, we feel proud to be organising the first SkySnow World Championships at the Ski and Mountain Resort where it all started.
Friday 4 February 2022: SkySnow Running Sierra Nevada Vertical
Saturday 5 February 2022: SkySnow Running Sierra Nevada Classic
WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL TEAMS
WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL TEAMS
José Morales Morales
As Mayor of Monachil, it is an honour that the first ISF 2022 SkySnow World Championships will be held in our municipality. It will be a unique event and I am sure it will be very special.
I would like to greet all the participants and thank all the administrations, federations, clubs and people who have made it possible.
Sierra Nevada ski resort and our entire municipality are ready for the organisation of this event. Quality snow and the steepest possible slopes will challenge all athletes.
We are also counting on the participants and visitors to get to know Monachil and its 3 population centres: the Pradollano urbanisation, the Old Town of Monachil and the Barrio de Monachil. No one should leave our municipality without visiting amazing places such as the Cahorros or the archaeological site of Cerro de la Encina. As well as enjoying our rich gastronomy with local seasonal products.
Monachil and Sierra Nevada keep supporting top level sport!
Alberto Ayora Hirsch
It is a pleasure, as President of the FEDME, to greet all the federated athletes participating in this wonderful event, especially the foreign athletes representing other countries affiliated to the International Federation, all are very welcome to Spain. This excellent organisation celebrates 10 years of brilliant trajectory in 2022 and on this occasion celebrates the dream of any organiser, to be the I World Snowrunning Championships of the International Federation ISF. Moreover, it takes place in a perfect setting, the opening of the celebrations of the centenary year of our Federation 1922 – 2022. A date and circumstances that could not be better for the Club Deportivo Altalí, organizer and unquestionable heart of the event with the help of the Federación Andaluza de Montañismo, the Junta de Andalucía, the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort and local sponsors that make this event possible. I would also like to thank the International Federation ISF for once again placing its trust in FEDME, with the organisation of this great international sporting event.
I hope that we can all enjoy during two days, 4th and 5th February 2022, the sporting events on snow, in such a privileged and beautiful environment as the Sierra Nevada mountains. I am sure that the routes, the people, the sunset light, the cold and the experience will make you remember this important date, the celebration of the I ISF Snowrunning World Championships 2022.
We’re really excited to put this new discipline on the international stage so fast. SkySnow perfectly embodies the history of this sport which was born running across snow fields and glaciers.”
“Edition zero” of the SkySnow World Championships will take place on February 4-5, 2022, in Andalusia at the Sierra Nevada Ski and Mountain Resort, Monachil, Granada, Spain.
On behalf of the Andalusian Mountaineering Federation (FAM, ‘Federación Andaluza de Montañismo’), it gives me great pleasure to welcome the hundreds of participants in the 11th Edition of the Andalusian Snowrunning Championship.
2022 is a year of commemoration, a year of sharing due to the celebration of the centenary of the Spanish Mountaineering Federation, now the Spanish Federation for Mountain and Climbing Sports (FEDME, ‘Federación Española de Deportes de Montaña y Escalada’). For Granada and Andalusia, it is an immense honour that the World SkySnow Championships are the gateway for such an important event.
It is no coincidence that it is here, in the Mountains of Sun and Snow, this international gathering came into existence. Our slopes, our snow, our magic sunsets, contemplated one decade ago the birth of one of the most gorgeous sport shows, where epic and achievement play together to create its appeal.
I would like to thank ISF, CSD (High Council of Sports), FEDME, Junta de Andalucía (Andalusian Government) and Monachil Townhall for their trust in the expertise and proficiency of Altali Sport Club and in the organizational experience of Mamut Sierra Nevada.
Enjoy the southern Mountains… savour the sunny Mountains.
Marién Lanz y pablo ruiz de almirón
We are passionate about helping people enjoy nature through sport, helping them at the same time to improve their quality of life.
We observed that many people ran in cold climates and being skiers, we designed and organised the very first Snow Running competition in the Sierra Nevada in 2012.
Now, eleven years on, we feel proud to be organising Snow Running’s first World Championships at the Ski and Mountain Resort where it all started, with the help of the Andalusian and Spanish Federations for Mountain Sports, the support of Monachil district council, the Andalusian Regional Government and all the companies who have made the last ten editions of Snow Running possible.
Without forgetting, of course, the participants who together with our organisation and volunteer team, are the heart and soul of this event that continues to be truly “different from the rest”.