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more than 230 attendees

Participation success

Summit after summit: Discover, share, inspire.

Congrés Internacional d'Esport i Turisme de Muntanya


On November 23 and 24, the "Congrés Internacional d' Esport i Turisme de Muntanya" took place. Run by the Puigcerdà City Council and the Catalan Foundation for Sports, with the support of the General Secretariat of Sports and Physical Activity, and the Provincial Councils of Girona, Lleida and Barcelona. Throughout the congress, institutions and people who support and help the territory have made an appearance.
Ms. Lourdes Revetllat as head of the Territorial Representation of Lleida, SR. Eduard Inglés as Director of the INEFC and SR. Jordi Gassió, Mayor of Puigcerdà, closed the Congress.
During the two days, the Casino Cretetà in Puigcerdà welcomed more than 230 people from all over the Pyrenees, a great success in terms of participation.
With a clear objective, share and add knowledge.
Through presentations and international round tables, we have been able to learn about Andorran, Italian, Norwegian and French realities that, with a total of 28 speakers, have given value to sport and tourism.
Thus, we conclude this first congress.
The scientific committee is working to draw specific and real conclusions from what happened in these two days but we can now make a small progress.
It is necessary to continue establishing joint synergies within the Pyrenees, focusing on sport and active tourism and, above all, bringing these two realities together in order to establish contact networks to determine actions and stakeholders.
We are making progress towards our goal, but there is still a lot of work to do, which is why the congress has not only been the end of a series of meetings and conferences that have been held throughout the year throughout the Catalan Pyrenees with the objective of promoting it and bringing it closer, but the starting point for an impact study and presentations of data and real actions in the Pyrenees, which will allow us to know the reality in detail to continue building forward and recognize the asset that surrounds us.
In the coming weeks you will find the conclusions and other final information on the website and on our social networks.

Conclusions of the 1st International Congress of Sport and Mountain Tourism


The conclusions of the Scientific Committee of the International Congress of Sport and Mountain Tourism are now available to download.

Access it below for key information about the first edition of the Congress.


Teatre Casino Ceretà

Plaza de Barcelona, 3, 17520 Puigcerdá, Gerona


Thursday, November 23, 9:30h - 20:00h

Friday, November 24,

9:30h - 14:00h



What does Congress consist of?


El Congrés Internacional d’Esports i Turisme dels Pirineus aims to be a space for knowledge and discussion dedicated to examining the current situation of the territory in terms of tourism, sporting events and the participation of actors, both from the public and private spheres.
To achieve the objectives proposed at the congress, the following actions are proposed:
Share sports management knowledge from different territorial perspectives.

  • Generate new knowledge about territory management in the sports field.
  • Explore similar and alternative models of sporting events.
  • Understand how the different public and private agents intervene within the territory.
  • Present the results of the economic impact study carried out throughout 2023.


Organizing Committee


round table discussions

Join our roundtables, where industry experts gather to discuss the most relevant topics of the moment. These enriching discussions offer unique insights into today's challenges and opportunities.


Discover inspiring success stories at our congress. Meet the people, organizations and companies that have overcome obstacles and achieved excellent results. Their experiences will motivate us and offer valuable ideas for the territory.


Our conference gives you a unique opportunity to establish connections in the mountain sports and tourism sector. Meet athletes, rural tourism professionals and nature lovers. Establish relationships that will allow you to explore new horizons.


International speakers  from the world of sport and mountains will share their knowledge about projects, perspectives and the potential of mountain regions.


Explore innovative visions and perspectives on the future of the Pyrenees at our congress. Discover how emerging trends are shaping this sector and how you can prepare for what's next. Here, the future comes to life.

coffee break

We will take several rest breaks during the conference, this is the perfect time to share stories of your adventures, exchange sports tips or simply relax and enjoy the surroundings.






Anders Linstad

Anders Linstad

Assistant professor at the Department of Organization, Leadership and Management at Inner Norway University of Applied Sciences.

Svein Erik Nordhagen

Svein Erik Nordhagen

Associate professor of sports management in the Department of Organization, Leadership and Management at the University of Applied Sciences.

Dean Slaifer Ziller

Dean Slaifer Ziller

Vice President of the Comitato Trentino - Italian Winter Sports Federation and Vice President of the Association of Trentino Ski Instructors.

Enric Torres Araúz

Enric Torres Araúz

Director of Product and New Projects of Andorra Tourism.

Andrea Sini

Andrea Sini

President of the Trentino Ski Instructors Association.

Quim Pons Casadesús

Quim Pons Casadesús

Director of communication and marketing of the Federation of Excursionist Entities of Catalonia.

Josep Llusà Roca

Josep Llusà Roca

Refuges and trails technician of the Federation of Excursionist Organizations of Catalonia.

Toni Segarra

Toni Segarra

President of Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya.


Thursday, November 23


Inaugural Ceremony and Institutional Welcome


Key factors for the consolidation of Andorra as a sports tourism destination

Presentation of the strategies and lines of work developed by Andorra to become a reference tourist destination for practicing sports throughout the year. By Enric Torres Director of Product and New Projects of Andorra Turisme.

Coffee Break


Professional sport as promotion of the territory and tourism development through the evolution of mountain professions

By Dean Slaifer, Vice President of the Federation and Andrea Sini, President of the Associazione Maestri di Sci del Trentino.

The Progression of a more sustainable and respectful Mountain Tourism model from FGC

By Toni Segarra, President of Railways of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

Pyrenees sports technicians' table

The local public administration as a promoter of the sports system in the main towns of the Pyrenees. 



Travel agencies as driving agents of active tourism in the Pyrenees

Advantages and disadvantages in the marketing of sports products in the territory. 

ENTREPYR, a cross-border project to unite the Pyrenees.

Presentation of Interreg Territorial Cooperation Program V-A Spain-France-Andorra (POCTEFA) by Josep Llusà Roca and Quim Pons Casadesús, project technicians.


Round table: Impact, importance and problems of major sporting events in the Pyrenees

By David Prieto, organizer of the Salomon Ultra Pirineu; José Hermida, organizer of the 3 Nations; Albert Balcells, director of Garmin Festival Vall de Boí; Meritxell Rodríguez Member of the ICF Canoeing World Championships Committee 2027; Marc Puig, Technical Director of the Baqueira - Beret Nordic Walking.

Friday, November 24


The Metamorphosis of Lillehammer: How the 1994 Olympic Games turned a small town into Northern Europe's first winter sports destination

Presentation of the sustainability plan for the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Games by the Research Committee led by Anders Lindstad and Svein Erik Nordhagen.

Coffee Break


Round table: Convergence of objectives between business associations, government and sports tourism

Round table formed by the Association of Adventure Sports Companies of Pallars Sobirà, the Cerdanya Business Tourism Activities Group, Active Tourism of Alt Urgell, Active Tourism of Alta Ribagorça, and the Pyrenees Brand of the Catalan Tourism Agency.

The current sports system of the Pyrenees

Exhibition of the dossier presented at ACES Europe to defend the candidacy of the Pyrenees as a European Sports Community 2023. Data will be presented on the infrastructure, sports spaces, investments, sporting habits and singularities of the Pyrenees. By Jordi Congost, Director of the Candidacy.

Map of Agents and Impacts of Sports in the Pyrenees and Pre-Pyrenees

Presentation of the study carried out during the last year on the agents and impacts of sport and tourism on the economy of the territory of the Pyrenees and Pre-Pyrenees. By EP Institut.

Congress closure and institutional closure


* The organization may make modifications to the schedule.

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