In about three months the Ski Orienteering European Championship starts in Obertilliach / Osttirol. The organization and preparations in the region are in full swing. The winter has arrived in southern Austria.
In mid-December and early January two bridges were installed to the trail network in the region, they will connect the competition area between the small streams in the wood. The bridges were built with local wood and will be removed after the event.
Also the first snowfall arrived in the region at the beginning of January. The trails around the biathlon center can already be driven since December. Further snowfalls are expected during the week. Currently the temperature fluctuates in Obertilliach between 0 to -5 degrees celsius.
On 29.02.2016 the ski-orienteering Championship in Obertilliach / Osttirol starts. In six days more than 200 athlets from all around Europe will compete in five different competitions. More than 100 athletes and over 140 junior and youth athletes have registered for the European Championships and the
European Youth and Junior Ski Orienteering Championships. The registration period is open till 23:59 on 14.02.2016.
WC/ EOC 2016 AUT
FIRST CONTROL VISIT 20th -22nd February 2015
The IOF Controller HR Häny has inspected the competition area and the whole infrastructure.
Infrastructure is provided by local community, touristic organization and Biathlon Center Obertilliach and is very good.
The Competition area is partly open, but contains several open wooden areas, which can be tracked. The whole area offers outstanding possibilities for exciting and interesting SKI O races.
The following programme proposal was discussed with the organizers:
Saturday, 27th February: arrival
Sunday, 28th February: model event
Monday, 29th February: sprint distance
Tuesday, 1st March: sprint relay
Wednesday, 2nd March: long distance
Thursday, 3rd March: day off
Friday, 4th March: middle distance (massstart)
Saturday, 5th March: relay
Sunday, 6th March: departure
The infrastructure in the Biathlon Arena is outstanding and easily reachable from the accomodation places in the valley.
An organizing committee has been founded and there has been good planning in all the preparatory work so far.
There were discussions about further approach up to the competitions and certain procedures were determined.
Contact until shortly before the races will be held via phone and e-mail.
The IOF Controller will be personally present from approxamitely Wednesday, 24th February on and accompany the work.