Ski Mountaineering

„Being out there in beautiful nature on skis
– it doesn’t get any better“

Anton lives and breathes ski mountaineering. He is not only one of the most promising talents in the world of ski mountaineering, but has already established himself among the best in the sport.

Anton tried alpine skiing for the first time with the age of three. As son of a passionate and successful ski mountaineer, Anton did his first ski tour when he was seven and was fascinated about that sport. The mountains are his fervor and playground and soon he realized that climbing the peak in an ordinary way was too boring. Thus the challenge for Toni is to climb the peaks as fast as he can – no matter if it is on skis, on the bike or with running shoes.

At the age of 16 Toni came in first at the German ski mountaineering championships. Since that time Anton is well known on the international stage. 4 years in a row he was unbeatable in the Junior ski mountaineering championships. 2013 he demonstrated his strengths by winning two gold medals and one silver medal at the world championships in France. In 2013/2014 Toni started for the first time in the senior class. Various top five places as well as one place on the podium resulted in the 6th place overall.

In 2015 Anton won his first World Cup Race in Puy-Sant-Vincent in the individual  and managed two more podiums the same weekend in the sprint and vertical race. He crowned the season with becoming Vice Worldchampion in the vertical race in Verbier.

In 2016  Toni proved his all-round talent by winning several World Cup podiums in all three disciplines. With a 3rd place in the Overall World Cup ranking at the end of the season Anton established himself among the world’s best allround skimountaineering athletes.

“One day I want to become the best ski mountaineer in the world, that is my big dream and I will do everything to realize it”, Toni says.

Ski Mountaineering Competitions

Going uphill with ones own power and skiing downhill preferably through untracked powder.

Ski Mountaineering competitions require strong stamina, but also technical skiing and mountaineering skills for ascents, carrying and climbing passages and descents in high alpine regions up to 4,000 meters of altitude.

 

  • Ascent on skis and skins on marked tracks
  • Change from ascent to descent requires dexterity and speed.
  • Descent on marked off piste routes
  • Against the clock, crossing the finish line
  • No techical aids, only muscle strength, endurance und dexterity count
  • No traces after competitions

 

Since 1988, ski mountainneering is organized in the ISMF (International Ski Mountaineering Federation) and seen as an official sport in 30 countries around the world. The ISMF is the host of international competitions, such as the annual World Cup season as well as World Championships and European Championships in 2 year intervals.

The German national team, is run by the DAV, the German Alpine Association, which organizes the DAV-Skitourencup and the German Championships. Classic events such as the Patrouille de Glacier (CH), Pierra Menta (FRA) or Tour du Rutor (ITA) are considered the season highlights. Five-digit attendances are common in these races, which are summarized as La Grande Course.

1893 first competitions were held in Germany and became popular as “military patrols” in the following years. Military patrol was an official event at the Winter Olympics from 1924 to 1948.

 

Competion Formats:

  • Individual Race: Ca. 1.600 metres in altitude, in ascent and descent
  • Vertical Race: Ca. 1.000 metres in altitude, ascent only
  • Sprint Race: Short distance parcour including ascent and descent
  • Team Race: Ca. 2.000 metres in altitude, each in ascent and descent
    Teams composed of 2 athletes, team partner need to jointly pass the finish line
  • Relay Race: In teams of 4, each athlete performs one round and passes over to the next starter of the team.


Agegroups

Cadets 15 – 17 years, Junior 18 – 20 years, Espoir 21 – 23 years, Senior  21 years and above

Career Highlights

ISMF Worldcup

2016/17
1st Individual, Font Blanca/AND

2015/16
3rd Overall Worldcup
3rd Worldcup Individual
3rd Worldcup Vertical
2nd Worldcup Sprint

1st Sprint, Albosaggia/ITA
2nd Individual, Vertical & Sprint, Tambre/ITA
3rd Individual, Albosaggia/ITA
3rd Individual & Vertical, Les Marécottes/CH

2014/15
1st Individual, Puy St Vincent/FRA
2nd Sprint + Vertical, Puy St Vincent/FRA
2nd Vertical, Font Blanca/AND

2013/14
6th Overall Worldcup
1st Espoir Overall Worldcup

2012/13
2nd Junior Overall Worldcup

2012 Junior Overall Worldcup Winner
2011 Junior Overall Worldcup Winner
2010 Cadet Overall Worldcup Winner

all Worldcup results here:
http://www.ismf-ski.org/

 

World Championships

2017
Vice World Champion, Sprint
Bronze, Individual

2015
Vice World Champion, Vertical
3x Gold, Espoir, Individual, Vertical & Sprint

2013
Gold, Junior, Individual & Vertical
Silver, Junior, Sprint

2011
Gold, Junior, Individual & Sprint
Silver, Junior Vertical

2010
Gold, Cadet, Single & Vertical

 

European Championships

2016
Bronze, Individual2x Gold, Espoir, Individual & Sprint

2014
Gold, Espoir, Individual & Vertical
4th Senior,  Individual & Vertical

2012
Gold, Junior, Individual & Vertical

2009
Gold, Cadet, Single,
Silver, Cadet, Vertical


La Grande Course

2015
3rd Adamello Ski Raid
3rd Trofeo Mezzalama


German Championships

2017: Gold, Vertical & Individual
2016: Gold, Vertical & Individual
2015: Gold, Vertical
2014: Gold, Vertical
2013: Gold, Vertical
2010: Gold, at the age of 16 years!

 

Others

2017: 1st Mountain Attack (new record!)
2015: 1st Sella Ronda Skimarathon (new record!)