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All you need to know ahead of La Venosta weekend

This weekend, December 16 and 17, is time for La Venosta Criterium and La Venosta ITT, the third and fourth events in Ski Classics Season XV, in Val Venosta, Italy. Here are all the facts you need to know ahead of the weekend.

Photo: Reichert/NordicFocus

On Saturday, December 16, the Ski Classics Pro Tour continues with the third event in Season XV, La Venosta Criterium, a 37km long-distance race in Val Venosta, Italy.

La Venosta Criterium

La Venosta Criterium is a mass-start race with several laps and classic technique. This spectacular race challenges the Pro Tour skiers to the maximum on a demanding course at high altitude in the charming Vallelunga Valley. 

The course starts in Melago, where the skiers circle in loops around the highest point at 1.900 meters above sea level – Melago Alm, where the race also finishes. 

Melago holds a Sprint checkpoint at 4.5km and two Climb checkpoints at 21km and 29km, where points can be collected for the Sprint and Climb Competitions, respectively. 

Course Map and Profile

Ski Classics La Venosta Criterium Map

La Venosta Criterium– Ski Classics Pro Tour Event 3

  • Date: December 16, 2023
  • Distance: 37km Classic Technique
  • Place: Val Venosta, Italy
  • Start Time: Women 8:15 CET/Men 10:30 CET
  • Number of SC Sprints: 1
    • Sprint 1: 4.5km 
  • Number of SC Climbs: 2
    • Climb 1: 21km
    • Climb 2: 29km
  • Website: La Venosta
  • SC Play: La Venosta Criterium

La Venosta Criterium program, start lists, timing, and live streaming on SC Play can be found HERE and HERE

La Venosta ITT – Individual Time Trial

Continuing the excitement on Sunday, December 17, is the fourth event of Season XV, La Venosta ITT – Individual Time Trial.

The Individual Time Trial features a thrilling 10-kilometer race against the clock, with participants embarking on an individual start format, striving to achieve the fastest time while navigating the challenging hilly course at high altitude.

Course Map and Profile

Ski Classics La Venosta ITT Map

La Venosta ITT– Ski Classics Pro Tour Event 4

  • Date: December 17, 2023
  • Distance: 10km Classic Technique
  • Place: Val Venosta, Italy
  • Start Time: Women 8:00 CET/Men 9:30 CET
  • Website: La Venosta
  • SC Play: La Venosta ITT

La Venosta ITT program, start lists, live timing, and live streaming on SC Play can be found HERE and HERE

Venosta Valley

Nestled close to the borders of Switzerland and Austria, the Venosta Valley boasts a reputation for excellent cross-country skiing tracks and favorable snow conditions, even as early as December. This serves as a perfect opportunity for Pro Team athletes to kickstart their season with early snow races. 

Additionally, visitors can explore the charming neighboring towns and partake in local seasonal markets, immersing themselves in the festive ambiance before the holiday break. La Venosta becomes a picturesque setting for embracing the Christmas spirit. 

Having joined Ski Classics during Season X, La Venosta has consistently delivered breathtaking sceneries and a glimpse into the splendors of South Tyrolian nature. Season XV promises no less, with the Criterium and ITT events poised to showcase the region’s stunning landscapes and provide memorable experiences for all involved. 


The SC Fantasy League for Season XV is up and running. Join the excitement of Ski Classics managing your own Fantasy Team. Win prizes throughout the season and chase the Fantasy champion title of Season XV. 

Create or access your account now and set up your Fantasy Pro Team for La Venosta weekend. 

How to Play

  1. Go to SC Fantasy via
  2. Login with your existing Fantasy account or create a new one.
  3. Read through “HOW TO PLAY” 
  4. Go to “Team Selection” and start to spend your 40.000 Fantasy dollars. 
  5. Don’t forget to mark one of your athletes as a Team Captain!
  6. Optional: Create your own League and invite your friends.
  7. Have fun and may the best Fantasy Team Director win!
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La Venosta weekend is just around the corner. Here is an overview of where you can watch Ski Classics this season.

  • SVT – Sweden
  • NRK / VG (Bad Gastein and 3 Zinnen Ski Marathon) – Norway
  • Czech TV – Czech Republic
  • TVP – Poland
  • Warner Bros Discovery – Finland
  • RTTR – Italy
  • Servus TV – Austria, Germany, Switzerland
  • beIN Sports – Australia, Canada, Turkey, USA
  • SC PLAY – all countries (English commentary)

The Season XV of the Ski Classics Pro Tour consists of 15 events on 11 event weekends in 6 different countries. 

Ski Classics Pro Tour Season XV (2023/2024)

  • Event 1: December 9, 2023 – Bad Gastein PTT, Austria, 13km
  • Event 2: December 10, 2023 – Bad Gastein Criterium, Austria, 36km
  • Event 3: December 16, 2023 – La Venosta Criterium, Italy, 37km 
  • Event 4: December 17, 2023 – La Venosta ITT, Italy, 10km
  • Event 5: January 13, 2024 – 3 Zinnen Ski Marathon, Italy, 62km
  • Event 6: January 20, 2024 – Engadin La Diagonela, Switzerland, 56km
  • Event 7: January 28, 2024 – Marcialonga, Italy, 70km
  • Event 8: February 11, 2024 – Jizerská50, Czech Republic, 50km
  • Event 9: February 17, 2024 – Grönklitt Classic, Sweden, 60km
  • Event 10: February 18, 2024 – Grönklitt ITT, Sweden, 13km
  • Event 11: March 3, 2024 – Vasaloppet, Sweden, 90km
  • Event 12: March 16, 2024 – Birkebeinerrennet, Norway, 54km
  • Event 13: April 6, 2024 – Reistadløpet, Norway, 50km
  • Event 14: April 7, 2024 – Summit 2 Senja, Norway, 60km
  • Event 15: April 13, 2024 – Ski Classics Grand Finale – Janteloppet, Norway, 100km

More information about the Ski Classics Pro Tour can be found at

As a member of, you get full access to all content on the site and live streaming of Ski Classics Pro Tour events with English commentaries.

When you become part of one of the world’s leading XC ski communities, you will receive many exclusive offers all year round. 

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Emilie Fleten, Team Ramudden, and Runar Skaug Mathisen, Lager 157 Ski Team, winners at Marcialonga 2024.

Runar Skaug Mathisen and Emilie Fleten winners of Marcialonga 2024

Marcialonga, the seventh Ski Classics stage, and first Grand Classics event, Season XV, took place today in Italy. Runar Skaug Mathisen, Lager 157 Ski Team, and Emilie Fleten, Team Ramudden, won the 70-kilometer-long race in grand style.

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