Last week, Boden garrison teemed with athletes and team leaders from 22 different nations. The largest contingent came from France, with some 40 athletes competing in biathlon, ski orienteering, cross country and ski alpinism, as well as in para-skiing.
Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Fredriksson, chair of the CISM Skiing Committee, was very happy with the championship.
"This was a great event and I really want to praise everyone who has made it possible, the Swedish Armed Forces' staff in Boden, and the volunteers who have pitched in. Without them this would not have been as successful".
"There were many fine performances and the conditions have been excellent, with plenty of snow and sun".
The best nation was France with 160 points, followed by Austria's 86 points, and Sweden's 56 points.
Never give up
Do you have a special memory from the championship?
"I would say that what touched me most was one of the para skiers in sit ski, who fought his way through the seven kilometers course in Pagla without giving up".
This was the first time a military world skiing championship included para disciplines.
Now all that remains is the award ceremony and banquet for all participants and officials, before the athletes leave Boden, hopefully with many good memories of the 55th Military World Skiing Championship.