Fast skating and thousands of skiers
Engadin Skimarathon is the first ever free technique event in Visma Ski Classics.
Engadin Skimarathon is the best-known sporting event in Switzerland and the second largest ski race in the world after Vasaloppet. The first race took place in 1969, and in 1976 the number of participants exceeded 10,000 for the first time. Last winter, the registration had to be stopped at 14,200 participants. Engadin Skimarathon is an association formed by eleven ski clubs in the area, the Engadin valley; the same location where La Diagonela takes place earlier in the season. The organization committee of the event has a total of 90 members, and about 1,500 volunteers lend a hand on the day of the race. The head quarters are in Samedan. The 42-kilometer course is very flat going from Maloja to S-chanf. Seraina Boner, the long distance ski legend from Switzerland, highly recommends the race to everyone who wants to enjoy an easy and fast day on the tracks.