Italy's Michele Boscacci leads the men's ISMF World Cup standings going into a home event at Valtellina Orobie ©Getty Images

Valtellina Orobie in Italy is set to stage the next leg of the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) World Cup season, with individual and sprint races scheduled.

Two home favourites lead the way in the men's standings, with Michele Boscacci holding 631 points and Robert Antonioli 595.

France's Thibault Anselmet completes the top three with 528 points, followed by another two Italians in Davide Magnini on 474 and Davide Magnini on 447.

Sweden's Tove Alexandersson has 907 points at the top of the women's standings, giving her a 28-point lead over Axelle Gachet-Mollaret of France.

Gachet-Mollaret's compatriot Emily Harrop occupies the final podium position with 776 points, but a cluster of Italian athletes are in hot pursuit.

Alba De Silvestro is fourth with 767, followed by Giulia Murada on 750, Mara Martini on 696 and Ilaria Veronese on 629.

Individual races are set to be staged at Chiesa in Valmalenco tomorrow, with the men's senior event being held over 15 kilometres and featuring an elevation gain of 1,700 metres.

The senior women's individual race is due to be staged over 11km, climbing 1,450m.

Sprint races are then scheduled for Saturday (February 5) in Caspoggio.

They will take place over a distance of approximately 1km, with a 60m climb and descent.

The next ISMF World Cup leg had been due to take place at Turkey's Erciyes Mountain, but this has been cancelled, with the next event now scheduled for Val Martello in Italy on March 18.