The Ski Classics Challengers event Marathon International de Bessans is a 30km long-distance race in classic technique taking place this Saturday, January 13, 2024, in Bessans, France.
Marathon International de Bessans is a long-distance skiing event that has been happening since 1980. The French event joined the Ski Classics Challengers circuit last winter season (2023) and, for another year, joined the Challengers calendar.
The event takes place in the beautiful Haute Maurienne Vanoise Valley. The tracks are mostly flat in the stunning and large valley, with short but steep climbs. At an altitude of 1750 meters above sea level, Bessans offers a lovely New Year opening for classic and skating techniques, as well as for professional and recreational skiers.
The Local Organizing Committee is pleased about the upcoming weekend:
“We have just had some nice snowfall, and exceptional weather is forecast for this weekend with clear skies, bright sunshine, dry cold, and a little wind, enough to delight our participants!”
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The Marathon International de Bessans will take place on January 13 and 14, 2024. On Saturday, it’s time for the Ski Classics Challengers event, the 30km long-distance classic mass start race. On the same day, a shorter 15km classic race is also on the program, as well as the 2km and 5km events.
On Sunday, 23km and 42km races in freestyle technique are on the menu, as well as a 10km event. The organizing committee warmly welcomes all participants.
Marathon International de Bessans – Ski Classics Challengers Event
- Date: January 13, 2024
- Place: Bessans
- Country: France
- Race distance: 30km
- Technique: Classic
- Website: Marathon International de Bessans
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- Registration: Marathon International de Bessans
More information about the event and a link for registrations can be found HERE.
As the Marathon International de Bessans is a Ski Classics Challengers event, Pro Team registered athletes can collect points for the Ski Classics Champion and Youth competitions in their respective genders.
A list of Ski Classics Challengers events with confirmed dates for season 2023/2024 can be found at Ski Classics. The list is updated continuously with new events.
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Photos: Nils Louna/Marathon International de Bessans