First Youth Ski Mountaineering Olympics Debuts in 2020

2020 ski mountaineering youth olympic games

Back in 2017, we announced the inclusion of ski mountaineering in the Winter Olympic Games. At the time, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board announced that they would be including ski mountaineering in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games – Lausanne. That time is upon us and there’s a lot of excitement surrounding preparations.

Forty-eight youth ski mountaineers will be making Olympic history this winter and the Olympic Games organization made a review of what’s to be expected for next year’s games, including words from Swiss ski mountaineer Yannick Ecoeur.

The 2020 Winter Olympic Games will begin on 09 Jan with the Opening Ceremony in Lausanne. Competitions will begin the following day. This year, fireworks will start the ceremony.

According to the official schedule, ski mountaineering competitions will take place on Day 01, Friday, 10 Jan. at Villars Winter Park.

2020 Winter Olympics Ski Mountaineering Schedule

All times are in Lausanne local time, UTC+1 hours.

Day 01 – Friday 10 January 2020 

10:30 – 12:30 Women’s Individual – Medal final

12:30 – 14:30 Men’s Individual – Medal final

Day 04 – Monday 13 January 2020

10:30 – 13:30 Women’s and Men’s Sprint  Medal finals

Day 05 – Tuesday 14 January 2020

11:00 – 12:45 Mixed NOC Relay  Medal final

We are wishing luck to the 48 athletes competing this January.

You can watch these competitions worldwide on the Olympic Channel and stay tuned to the official Olympic Channel Twitter and Facebook pages. To learn more, visit the Lausanne 2020 page.

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