LA VENOSTA - A BRAND NEW RACE ENTERS SEASON X CALENDAR
The charming Vallelunga valley in South Tyrol is situated close to the borders of Switzerland and Austria. The valley has always offered cross country skiing tracks, but it will be the first year that the region creates a long-distance ski event. The event guarantees good snow conditions already early in December, giving pro skiers and recreational skiers alike a great opportunity to get some early season races on snow. This first-year edition of La Venosta is limited to 500 participants.
The course starts and finish in Melago where they circle in loops around the highest point at 1900 m above sea level – Melago Alm. The course is 30 km for recreational skiers while elite skiers will make an additional loop passing by Melago Alm in order to extend their course to 40 km. Melago Alm holds the two Climb checkpoints where points for the Climb competition can be collected.
La Venosta is a hidden jewel that not many Nordic skiers are aware of, but it offers breathtaking sceneries and the South Tyrolian nature at its best. The atmosphere in the area is captive, and the opportunity to experience something totally new is worth the visit. Before and after the race, you can check out the surrounding small towns and do some shopping at local Christmas markets or just enjoy a warm cup of Italian coffee, hot chocolate or mullet wine. La Venosta serves you Christmas on a plate; gift wrapped and ready to take home