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Winter Events

Every year you can choose from over 1500 sport and culture events in the Engadin. Some of these are world-renowned top events, which will guarantee unforgettable moments in the sun-soaked high mountain valley.

La Diagonela

Date: Saturday, 23rd January 2016
Start/Finish: Zuoz
Start Time Women: 09:15
Start Time Men: 09:30
Distance: 65 km

“La Diagonela” is a cross-country skiing fun run in classic style. The field of participants comprises all kinds of people – professional athletes and people for whom sport is a hobby compete to win. The start and finish of the Diagonela is Zuoz. The 65 kilometre course which has to be mastered has everything the cross-country skier’s heart desires: it takes you past Celerina, La Punt Chamues, Madulain, Pontresina, Samedan, S-chanf and St. Moritz.

For those who find 65 kilometres a bit too far, the smaller version of the “La Diagonela”, “La Pachifica” (the relaxed race) is the better option. This starts in Pontresina, and finishes after 35 kilometres, also in Zuoz.

You can find out more about La Diagonela and La Pachifica here.

Engadin Ski Marathon – The Endurance Test

Date: Sunday, 13 March 2016
Start/Finish: Maloja / S-chanf
Start Time Elite: 08:30
Start Time Fun Runners: 09:23
Distance: 42 km

The Engadin Ski Marathon is a unique winter sports event, the largest cross-country skiing event in Switzerland and the second largest in the world. 13,000 athletes and fun runners from 50 countries take part in this top event. The occasion is celebrated for a whole week with various different events. According to tradition the “Engadiner” opens with a women’s race on the first Sunday in March. After various side events during the week, the highlight takes place on the second Sunday: the Ski Marathon and the Half Marathon. On this race Sunday around 1,500 helpers are stationed between Maloja and S-chanf to ensure that everything runs smoothly. The current men’s champion, Ilia Chernousov, clocked up a time of 1:34.50 for the 42 kilometre course, while the women’s champion, Anouk Faivre Picon, won with a time of 1:39.35.

You can find out more about the Engadin Ski Marathon here.

Our Tip:

Visit the Event Calendar on the Engadin St. Moritz website, to avoid missing any of the events.