The medal design has been revealed for Finsterau 2017 ©Finsterau 2017

Finsterau 2017 have revealed the medal design for the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships ahead of competition beginning in February.

The organisers claim the design incorporates the beautiful local landscape in Germany, with the World Championship emblem having been adapted for inclusion on the front.

Graphic artist Josef Windorfer was credited for adapting the design, which features a cross-country skier in the foreground, making their way through the Bavarian forest below the mountains.

The wordmark World Para Nordic Skiing appears on the back of the medals, along with the host venue and year.

Finsterau 2017 opted to reveal the design to mark the 50 days to go milestone until competition begins in Germany.

A total of 180 biathlon and cross country skiing podium places will be decided at the Championships, which take place from February 10 to 19.

Organisers have claimed preparations for the competition, which is set to take place at the SV Finsterau Sports Club, are entering their final stages.

Around 135 athletes from 25 countries are due to compete in what will be the last major competition ahead of the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang.

Around 135 athletes are expected to compete in the Championships ©Getty Images
Around 135 athletes are expected to compete in the Championships ©Getty Images

The Opening Ceremony is due to take place on February 10, with competition in middle-distance biathlon the following day and cross-country sprint on February 12.

Following official training on February 13, there will be competition scheduled in individual biathlon on February 14, open and mixed cross-country relays on February 15, and long-distance cross-country on February 16.

Another day of official training is scheduled for February 17, while sprint biathlon competition is due to be held on February 18 and middle-distance cross-country competition on February 19, the same day as the Closing Ceremony.

The final competition to take place before Finsterau 2017 will be the World Cup in Western Center, Ukraine, which will take place from January 13 to 20.