First Ever ‘Augmented’ World Skiing Championships To Take Place In Alpe d’Huez, France

The first ever ‘World Championships’ of assisted skiing is taking place this winter in the French ski resort of Alpe d’Huez.
Otherwise known as the Augmented World Skiing Championships, the event is designed for skiers who are assisted with exoskeleton devices such as ski-mojo.

A giant slalom race and a ski trail tournament make up the competitive elements of a weekend that includes socialising and meeting like-minded skiers who all use exoskeleton devices when skiing. The founder and organiser of the event Ophélie David, is a former member of the French Alpine Ski Team.

The championships take place from Friday January 24 to Sunday January 26, 2020 and all entrants must compete by using an exoskeleton device.

Martin Hannaford, Managing Director of ski-mojo, an official partner of the event, said:

ski-mojo users can’t enter official ski competitions so the idea to create a special event, that is designed to be fun as well as competitive, for exoskeleton users, seems like a great idea. This event is open to anyone who uses a device such as a ski-mojo, at all levels from intermediate skiers upwards. The resort of Alpe d’Huez is a perfect place to hold the event, with its race stade piste that is used to holding races at an international level.

Entrance fee €90 per person, including entry to all races (lift pass not included), welcome drink on Friday evening, gala dinner meal and awards ceremony. Travel and accommodation must be booked independently.

Further Information

Mandatory Requirements

Helmet for GS race
Wearing of exoskeleton device
FFS race licence (available to purchase for €6)

Preliminary Agenda

Friday 24 January 2020​
Welcome drink (19:30)

Saturday 25 January 2020​
09:30 – Giant Slalom – warm-up and course inspection
10:30 – Giant Slalom – Race start
12:00 – Lunch on the slopes – constitution of Ski-Trail teams
13:30-16:30 – Ski-Trail by team
20:00 – Gala dinner and awards ceremony

Sunday 26 January 2020
09:30 – General meeting at the “Front de Neige”
10:00-12:00 – Augmented skiing day – all together on the slopes
Afternoon free lunch and skiing

Race Details

GIANT SLALOM XL
Giant Slalom XL (320 m vertical drop) individual race in one run

SKI TRAIL
Each team has a beeper that are punched onto special tags placed across the ski area. Tags will not have the same values and will be grouped by colour codes.

AWARDS BY CATEGORY
Giant Slalom points (Coefficient 1) and Ski-Trail points (coefficient 2) will be added together to establish an overall individual score.

About Ski~Mojo

Specially developed using medical insights in Great Britain, ski~mojo is a light weight skiing support that uses spring recoil technology to take up to a third of the strain off the legs and knees by providing kinetic energy to assist leg extension. ski~mojo supplements the power of the leg muscles, this in turn reduces impact, substantially delays muscle fatigue and alleviates leg and knee pain. The ski~mojo is an exoskeleton for the legs with a comfortable knee support containing powerful springs. Easy to use and worn under ski pants the ski~mojo is totally discreet.

RRP: £480 (UK price, including VAT)

Available to purchase worldwide at skimojo.com.

    Company Information

    Specially developed using medical insights in Great Britain, ski~mojo is a light weight skiing support that uses spring recoil technology to take up to a third of the strain off the legs and knees by providing kinetic energy to assist leg extension.

    ski~mojo is used by a huge variety of skiers, snowboarders and Telemark skiers from recreational level, up to Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott – an Ambassador for ski~mojo.

    ski~mojo supplements the power of the leg muscles, this in turn reduces impact, substantially delays muscle fatigue and alleviates leg and knee pain. The ski~mojo is an exoskeleton for the legs with a comfortable knee support containing powerful springs. Easy to use and worn under ski pants the ski~mojo is totally discreet.

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