Events & Results
47th Edition Of The Pustertaler Ski-Marathon 3Zinnen Dolomites
Enjoy a great race weekend in the region 3 Zinnen Dolomites – Italy’s number one cross-country skiing destination!
Registrations are already open here.
After the huge success of last year’s edition, the Pustertaler Ski-Marathon is back from January 13 to 15. The fascinating South Tyrolean winter long-distance race has already opened registrations for the three-day ski race dedicated to amateurs, Ski Classics Pro Tour professionals, and young cross-country skiers.
The ‘Puschtra Mini’ for children and young cross-country skiers opens the race weekend on Friday, 13. It will be a sprint race through the streets of the center of Niederdorf/Villabassa, where the main goal is fun and entertainment for all the participating kids. Some pleasant side events with music, drinks and local food are also planned.
The traditional Ski-Marathon in classic technique takes place on Saturday 14 over 62 km and is valid as the 4th Ski Classic Pro Tour Event. There is also a more accessible 30 km course for less trained cross-country skiers, without any difficult climbs. The race starts in Sexten/Sesto, descends to Innichen/San Candido, to then reach Toblach/Dobbiaco, where it passes through the legendary Nordic Arena, the theatre of the COOP FIS Cross-Country World Cup from February 3 to 5.
The race will then ascend in the direction of Cortina d’Ampezzo up to the famous “View of the Three Peaks” and Val Fonda before returning to the Nordic Arena and finally descending to Niederdorf/Villabassa, where after 62 km the finish line is situated on the main square in the center of the village – a unique atmosphere is therefore guaranteed.
Another highlight is on the last day’s program, when on Sunday, January 15, the Plätzwiese/Prato Piazza Mountain Challenge takes place, the toughest challenge in the Dolomites and “Event of the Season 2021-2022” of the Ski Classics Pro Tour.
The skiers start again in classic technique in the center of Niederdorf/Villabassa. It will be the 5th Pro Tour Event, open for Pro Team Athletes and recreational skiers, with 30 km up to the high plateau Plätzwiese/Prato Piazza on 2,040 meters, where the view gets lost in the breathtaking enchanted paradise located in the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park. Going up to Prato Piazza will be a feat for real ‘heroes’: 7 km with an average gradient of 10% on an old military road.
The enthusiasm of the OC Team, chaired by Gerti Taschler, is already high. Electrifying challenges are expected to be followed step by step, with the cross-country skiers ready to fight for glory mid-January.