© Bob Brunot
The world championships of assisted skiing are 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.
These devices, which make it possible to ski longer, harder, better are considered as a form of mechanical doping and are therefore prohibited in official competition - to the great displeasure of all Exoskeleton skiers who still enjoy the thrill of racing. The number of skiers using Exoskeleton devices is increasing and the idea is to demonstrate the potential of using this equipment with an emphasis on safety, prevention, endurance, pleasure and inter-generational participation.
The founder and organiser of the event, Ophélie David, is a former member of the French Alpine Ski Team.
Free to watch.