The World Ski Orienteering Championships is the official event to award the titles of World Champions in Ski Orienteering. The World Championships is organized every odd year. The program includes Sprint, Middle and Long Distance competitions, and a Relay for both men and women.
The World Cup is the official series of events to find the world's best ski orienteers over a season. The World Cup is organized every even year. Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships and World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships are also organized annually.