Sellaronda ski marathon
During the day skiers use the lift facilities in order to get over the rising parts of the famous skiing carousel Sellardonda. In contrast, the correspondent ski marathon takes place at night and forbids the use of the ski lifts around Mt. Sella.
Therefore, the participants have to be quite fit, finally they have to overcome four mountain passes and four valleys. The route itself is very arduous and difficult. Nevertheless in the last years numerous athletes participated in the Sellaronda ski marathon.
Details of the Sellaronda ski marathon
The athletes start in teams of two (men, women or mixed) in one of the four villages Arabba, Canazei, Wolkenstein and Corvara, they have to be equipped with touring skis and climbing skins, backpacks, avalanche devices, helmets, headlights etc.
In total the participants have to manage 42 kilometres and about 2,700 metres of difference in altitude between the four Dolomites passes of Gröden, Campolongo, Pordoi and Sella. Undoubtedly, the Sellaronda ski marathon is one of the most challenging ski touring races throughout the mountains.
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