The 2025 World Championships in Morgins

After hosting the World Cup events in 2022 and 2023, Morgins will have the honour of staging the World Ski Mountaineering Championships from 2 to 9 March 2025. Held every two years, the competition will see 400 athletes from 25 nations compete in the traditional events of the mixed relay (3 March), vertical race (4 March), sprint (6 March) and individual race (7 March). The team race (2 runners) will close this edition on Saturday 8 March.

REgion DENTS DU MIDI – Portes du Soleil

One of the largest ski & bike recreational areas in the world

With its 12 interconnected resorts villages spread over two countries (Switzerland and France), the Portes du Soleil is the world’s largest linked international ski area, with almost 600km of skiing, over 300 slopes and numerous areas for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.

Morgins, a vital link between the Swiss and French

The last stop on the road to France and the gateway to the Val d’Abondance, Morgins is a vital link between the Swiss and French territories of Les Portes du Soleil. Known for its sporty, outdoorsy vibe and ruggedly alpine setting, Morgins is the perfect base camp for adventure. In summer, an extensive network of educational and scenic walking trails crisscrosses a landscape that is as comprehensive as it is diverse. In winter, Morgins is
a prime destination for snowsports— and a skimo paradise. The famous Rando Parc, an official ski touring training ground adjacent to the ski slopes, allows skiers and ski tourers to co-exist in harmony.

Home of Champions

The Illiez Valley is home to generations of champions. Catherine Mabillard, Emilie Gex-Fabry, and Yannick Ecoeur have all graced the podiums of various World Championships and the Patrouille des Glaciers. Following in their footsteps, Tobias Donnet and Kilian Granger are well on their way to becoming the next generation of home-grown superstars.

SKI MOUNTAINEERING IN THE 2026 WINTER OLYMPICS

After a successful trial run at the Youth Olympic Games in 2020, ski mountaineering will make its debut as an Olympic sport at the 2026 Winter Games in Milan. With the inevitable worldwide media attention, this is truly a pivotal moment for what is still a niche sport in certain parts of the world.