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Start/Finish at la Coma d'Arcalís

(7a.m. 24-01-15)
BREAKING NEWS:


Start/finish will be at la Coma d'Arcalís. To access ride "la basera" chairlift or up by the side to "megaverda" slope by skins.
Starting Hours: 10h & 11h
 

Depending on the weather the route will be changed

The strong winds on Friday and variable weather may change the route of the individual race Saturday in Vallnord Arcalis.
 
Plan A is practically the circuit originally planned, with a variant in the highs avoiding edges, peaks and the last descent to avoid avalanche danger.
 
If there is a strong wind, the chairlift Baser will be closed so the start and finish will take place in the sector els Planells. The first ascent will be to refuge les Portelles by megaverda slope down to the Coma second climb to Les Portelles  and  descent by "la canaleta" slope. Arrival will be at the starting point n les Planells.

 

In both cases the departure times have changed:
-10h Cadet and Junior
-11h Senior
 
At 7am the organization decides which of the two paths will be final.

Better visibility and ease of access

The development of the routes of the 2015 Font Blanca has taken into account the visibility of the event both for skiers and non-skiers. The individual race will follow a route round the mountains bordering the sector of La Coma d'Arcalis with comfortable areas set up from which to view the race. The vertical race will have its finishing line at the same height as the Igloo bar with the prize giving taking place on the terrace of the Arinsal Comallple reachable by cable car or by road.

La Coma d'Arcalís, privileged setting for Individual race

The individual event's start and finish points will be at the Coma d'Arcalis. The circuit is run almost entirely on Alpine terrain only passing through ski slopes for the start and finish points and providing a technical tour characteristic of the Arcalis mountains.

Font Blanca is back on World Cup 2015

 
During the annual general assembly held on 14th June in Stockholm, the ISMF established Font Blanca will be back in ski mountaineering World Cup 2015.

As well Font Blanca will be the 2nd race of the world calendar with Vertical and Individual modalities on 24th and 25th January. The race will be broadcasted according to the media plan established in last World Cup by the ISMF who reached 9,8 million audience.

 






News 2014




The Open Race Font Blanca recovers team's modality

3-12-13-. On Saturday 15 february, rest day for European Championship's  athletes who had competed in the vertical race and who will participate in the individual race, th Open race Font blanca will take place in Arcalís sector.

The race recovers the team modality which includes a tour that will top the Font Blanca peak that gives its name tot the race.


Many of the andorran team will compete in the European Championships

 

29-11-13-. Large number of athletes of the andorran national team will compete in the European Championships and thus will not compete in the Open team Race on saturday.

After friday's vertical, athletes will concentrate their efforts on the individual race on sunday. On saturday 15 february, will take place the Open team Racescoring for the andorran Cup and the FEEC's Catalan cup.


The andorran delegation participates in the ISMF'S Forum in Lausanne

8-10-2013-. This week-end, the Andorran Mountaineering Federation (FAM) has taken part in the ISMF's Forum (International Ski Federation Mountainering) in Lausanne, Switzerland. FAM  has presented the ski mountaineering European Championships Font Blanca 2014 which will be held from 14th to 16th february in Andorra.

Here they have met european, american and russian organizers of 2014 World Cup ski mountaineering races. In the technical meetings they have dealt with topics such as changes in regulations, organizational protocols, anti-doping control devices, etc.
During the Forum, the FAM has presented the organization of the race Font Blanca 2014 where the best racers in Europe, will come to Andorra to represent their country in vertical and individual disciplines.

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