1. Use of private motor vehicles on the trails is not allowed.
2. Participants may inspect the trail only on skies without dog.
3. Entries for IFSS members is via the national IFSS member federations only, using the official entry form.
4. Microchip identification for the dogs is mandatory. All dogs must be listed on the chipping form (one form per driver and per class). Only IFSS chipping forms are accepted.
5. Required vaccinations for all dogs, including dogs not racing: Rubarth hepatitis, canine parvovirus, distemper, leptospirosis, rabies, kennel cough (bordetella bronchospetica). For leptospirosis and kennel cough, it should have been done less than 1 year before the race (if kennel cough is done with an intranasal, less than 6 months is advised but not mandatory due to laboratories recommendations).
6. It is strictly forbidden to let dogs run loose at the event site including stake-out and parking areas, for the entire time of the event. Refusal to respect this requirement may lead to disqualification.
7. Each participant and national team are responsible for the action of his/her handlers.
8. All participating nations shall appoint one team leader. The team leaders name, phone number and email address shall be noted on the entry forms. Team leaders shall be present at the team leader meetings. In view of their liaison task between the race organizer and their team members, they shall speak English.
Fédération Française des Sports de Traineau (FFST) and League Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
Race Marshal: Olle Rosén, SE
Chief Judge, Sled classes: Jim Cunningham, CA
Chief Judge, Ski-Dog classes: Jarl Fladeby, NO
Animal Welfare Judge: To be announced
Race Judges: To be announced
Chief veterinarian: Delphine Clero, FR
Local coordinator: Dominique Grandjean, FR
Trail Boss: Olivier Tissot-Dupont, FR
CATEGORIES AND DISTANCES PER HEAT (distances may be adjusted):
• 1-dog Skijoring Men (SM1) – 1 heat ca. 16 km
• 1-dog Skijoring Women (SW1) – 1heat ca. 16 km
• 1-dog Skijoring Junior Men (SMJ) – 1 heat ca. 8 km
• 1-dog Skijoring Junior Women (SWJ) – 1 heat ca. 8 km
• 2-dog Skijoring Men (SM2) – 1 heat ca. 24 km
• 2-dog Skijoring Women (SW2) – 1 heat ca. 16 km
• 1-dog Pulka Men (PM1) – 1 heat ca. 16 km
• 1-dog Pulka Women (PW1) – 1 heat ca. 16 km
• 1-dog Pulka Junior Men (PMJ) – 1 heat ca. 8 km
• 1-dog Pulka Junior Women (PWJ) – 1 heat ca. 8 km
• 1-dog Combined Men (CM) – 1 heat ca. 8+8 km
• 1-dog Combined Women (CW) – 1 heat ca. 8+8 km
• 1-dog Combined Junior Men (CMJ) – 1 heat ca. 4+4 km
• 1-dog Combined Junior Women (CWJ) – 1 heat ca. 4+4 km
• 4-dog Sprint (Sp4) – 2 heats ca. 8 km
• 4-dog Sprint Junior (Sp4J) – 3 heats ca. 8 km
• 4-dog Sprint Mass Start (Sp4MS) – 1 heat ca. 8 km (loop of 4 km twice)
• 6-dog Sprint (Sp6) – 3 heats ca. 12 km
• 8-dog Sprint (Sp8) – 3 heats ca. 16 km
• Unlimited Sprint (SpU) – 3 heats ca. 24 km
• 6-dog Mid-Distance (MD6) – 3 heats ca. 42 km
• 12-dog Mid-Distance (MD12) – 3 heats ca. 42 km
• 2-dog Skijoring Men and Women (MDSMW) – 3 heats ca. 42 km
• RELAY: 1-dog Skijoring / 1-dog Pulka / Sp4 8 km / 8 km / 8 km (loop of
4 km twice for each leg)
Sp4 may have pursuit start in second heat.
Mid-Distance classes will have following pools:
- MD6 with a pool of 8 dogs maximum (first heat shall consist of 6 dogs and the
following heats of 5-6 dogs).
- MD12 with a pool of 14 dogs maximum (first heat shall consist of 10-12 dogs
and the following heats of 8-12 dogs).
- MDSMW with a pool of 3 dogs maximum (all heats shall consist of 2 dogs).
As stated in the IFSS Race Rules, teams with a race time longer than 150% of the best
race time after the first heat in each class, will not be eligible to start in the second heat.This does not apply to Junior classes.
World Champion titles shall be awarded to the best (fastest) teams of each rated class of the World Championships providing at least seven (7) participants from three countries are represented in these classes except in Junior classes where at least three (3) participants from two countries are represented.
RNB-teams will be awarded World Champion titles in all the classes (except Sp4MS and Relay) if minimum seven (7) participants from three countries are represented in these classes except in Junior classes where at least three (3) participants from two countries are represented.
If there are less than 7 entries and/or less than 3 countries after the late entry dead line (3 entries and/or 2 countries for junior classes), the class shall not be run. If there are seven or more entries from 3 countries after the late entry dead line but there are effectively less than 7 starters and/or less than 3 countries the first day of the competition, (3 entries and/or 2 countries for junior classes), the class will be run but the Champion title will not be awarded.
The IFSS invites gold medal winners from the 2017 IFSS On-Snow World Championship, the top three medallists of the Global 2017/2018 World Cup and the winners of the Continental 2017/2018 World Cup to participate in the 2019 IFSS On-Snow Championship as pre-selected participants in their respective classes.
Each National Voting Member in good standing in IFSS (all dues paid) may enter three (3) participants in each class and two (2) relay teams in addition to its pre-selected
participants. The same quota applies for RNB classes and non RNB (Open) classes
except for Sp4MS and Relay classes where there is no specific RNB classes. There is no quota for Distance classes.
Each Provisional Member in good standing in IFSS (all dues paid) may enter one (1)
participant in each class and one (1) relay team in addition to its pre-selected participants. The same quota applies for RNB classes and non RNB (Open) classes except for Sp4MS and Relay classes where there is no specific RNB classes. There is no quota for Distance classes.
All selected participants must hold a valid DID numb
IFSS Race Rules (http://www.sleddogsport.net/library)
Doping tests for drivers and dogs may be performed.
The following list of forbidden substances for athletes will apply:
WADA list of forbidden substances for humans, the IFSS list of forbidden substances for dogs and the IFSS Anti-Doping Rules and Regulations
Participants shall meet the applicable requirements as per the IFSS RR Part VI.
INFORMATION AND ROOM RESERVATIONS, MEALS AND ACCOMMODATIONS:
The list of various alternatives will be available through the dedicated website http://www.ifss2019.com/
All current & paid up members of the BSSF are invited to apply to race at the IFSS world champs On Snow in Bessans, France.
As this is a On Snow race and being a predominantly dryland nation having no formal on snow race under IFSS rules that we may use for qualification coupled with this race being a World Championships and the pinnacle of the sport, we request that all those wishing to enter have completed at least one On Snow sled dog race in either sled, ski or pulka classes and also hold sufficient experience with their dog/s using sled or XC Ski prior to applying to enter the race.
We request that this information is given with the name of the race previously completed, it’s date and class entered and with a brief explanation of your experience on snow.
The BSSF hold the right to refuse entry applications if they deem the experience to little or no previous race has been completed prior to the race entry closing date of Jan7th ( Jan 14th for late entries – double entry fee ).
Athletes attending MUST hold IFSS DID numbers ( available from the IFSS via the BSSF prior to entry closing date – please allow 5 days for this to come through in time).