The Ski Classics Challengers event Marcia Gran Paradiso is taking place this Sunday, February 4, 2024, in Cogne, Italy, with a shortened 30-km course.
Marcia Gran Paradiso is a long-distance skiing event taking place every year in Cogne, Aosta Valley, Italy.
According to the Local Organizing Committee, due to the snow conditions, the event organizers are reducing the length of the Ski Classics Challengers event to 30km instead of the original 40km course:
“Despite the lack of snow and the enormous effort made in keeping a high level of tracks, we are delighted to be still able to have all the participants participate in the race,” says Claudia Abram from the Organizing Committee.
Since 1975, thanks to the insight of 10 locals who gave recreational and professional skiers the opportunity to enjoy the incredible ski tracks of Aosta Valley. The race goes through stunning landscapes, from sweeping views of the valley and mountains to the narrow passages through the woodland at the bottom of Grand Paradiso Massif, which gives its name to the oldest Italian National Park.
Marcia Gran Paradiso – 2023 Highlights
Cogne is known as the “Pearl of the Alps,” particularly appreciated for developing quality tourism and safeguarding its natural heritage. Cogne offers an extensive network of trails to walk on every season in the heart of the Gran Paradiso National Park, also known for ice climbing, thanks to its more than 150 icefalls.
With 80km of cross-country skiing trails, Cogne is one of Aosta Valley’s most famous Nordic skiing resorts.
Marcia Gran Paradiso – Ski Classics Challengers Events
- Date: February 4, 2024
- Place: Cogne
- Country: Italy
- Race distance: 30km
- Technique: Classic
- Website: Marcia Gran Paradiso
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As Marcia Gran Paradiso’s 30km race 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.
Everyone participating in Ski Classics, Pro Tour or Challengers events, and professional and recreational skiers can connect their profile to the results database of Ski Classics called MyPages.
MyPages can be connected when subscribing to Ski Classics online community proxcskiing.com. In the profile, you can view your Ski Classics event results, collect pins, print diplomas, and analyze your results with friends in the SC ranking system. In your profile, you collect points according to your performance and are rewarded with pins and diplomas.
One of the central features of MyPages is that you get your global SC ranking. The SC Ranking is a live updated international ranking, unique in combining women and men, professional and recreational skiers in one single list.
As a member of ProXCskiing.com, you get full access to all content on the site, including logging in to SC MyPages, where you can check your SC Ranking. Also, live streaming of Ski Classics events with English commentaries is available.
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Photo: Marcia Gran Paradiso