ISMF ERGAN SKI MOUNTAINEERING WORLD CUP – PRESS RELEASE
The ISMF Ergan Ski Mountaineering World Cup, supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and organized by a local organization committee founded by the protocol signed between Erzincan Governorate and Turkish Mountaineering Federation (TDF) and recognized by the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF), will be held in Erzincan for the first time in Turkey. The Ergan Mountain World Cup will be held on a 15km long track consisting of descents and ascents. The competition consists of a mountain climbing with a height difference of 1700 meters made by placing skins under the skis and a downhill skiing from the peak of the mountain.
The world cup competitions to be overseen by four representatives from the International Mountain Range Federation and three technical auditors will be sponsored by Intersport and will be broadcast by world-wide broadcasting organizations, including Eurosport.
The technical promotion about the competition is planned to be made one day before the competition. The presentation will explain in detail the compulsory equipment to ensure the safety and security of the competitors and the control points that need to be changed during the race course. The electronic system to be used for time measurement at the meeting of the competition track and its rules will be introduced.
It is expected that the number of athletes will become clear before the technical meeting. The competition is scheduled to start at 10:00 on February 11-12, 2017. The judges at the checkpoints will check the competitors throughout the course and ensure that the judges are safe in the competitions where male and female competitors will start collectively. After the announcement of the results of the contests to be time-controlled by the electronic system, a medal ceremony is scheduled to be held at 11:30. After the ceremony, the closing ceremony will be held at the Cultural Center at 20:30.