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Wachsempfehlung.gifCLASSIC || Saturday, 17.02.18
Sliding zone: Marathon White + SWIX HF 7 + Cera
FC78
Grip wax: base SWIX VG30 + VR40 / VR45
Free of charge advice and waxing service for Classic only Friday 14.30—18.00 at the Multifunctional building St. Martin

SKATING || Sunday, 18.02.18
SWIX HF 6 + Cera FC78
Free of charge Advice and waxing service FT Saturday 14.30-18.00 and Sunday 7.00 – 8.30 at the Multifuncional building St. Martin

The official SWIX waxing advice is available on Friday noon.

Wax service Hellweger Intersport fee required for High Performance Glidewax
Info: 0474 946007

 

countdown_neu.pngOnline registration is open until Wednesday 14.02.2018 (11.59 pm). Late registrations are available on-site from Friday to Sunday.

 

Events program: For the entire weekend, participants will be treated to a host of entertainment and culinary delights in addition to an abundance of sporting fun. Take a look at the Events Program.

 

Race Programme:
Saturday, 17.02.18:            Start Classic                     10.10 am
Saturday, 17.02.18:            Start MiniGsieser               03.30 pm
Sunday,   18.02.18:            Start Skating                     09.00 am
Sunday,   18.02.18:            Rai Sport Live Broadcast     09.20 – 11.00 am

 

Sergey Ustiugov, RUS, double-gold medallist at the 2017 World Championships in Lahti and winner of the 2017 Tour de Ski, is one of the greatest stars of classic cross-country. Russia’s Olympic champion Yevgeny Dementyev is one of the favourites for the skating race.

 

36 nations from all corners of the Earth have registered to date, and count participants from many exotic lands including Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, India and China. In total, over 2,300 participants are expected.

 

Mini-Gsieser: This special highlight for young skiers from 8 to 16 years old will take place on Saturday 17th February at 3.30 pm. Register here.

 

Euroloppet: become a member of Euroloppet and benefit from numerous advantages as a Euroloppet pass holder.

startzeit_neuIMPORTANT!9 am start for the skating race
Due to the RAISport live TV broadcast, the starting time on Sunday 18 February has been brought forward to 9.00 am.

The start time for the classic race on Saturday remains unchanged at 10.10 am.

 

The RAISport live broadcast will take place on Sunday 18 February from 9.20 to 11 am (100 minutes).

 

Summary

Saturday,  17.02.18:            Start Classic                      10.10 am

Sunday,    18.02.18:            Start Skating                     09.00 am

Sunday,    18.02.18:            Rai Sport Live Broadcast     09.20 – 11.00 am

Gruppo02_2[1]This year is a truly exceptional winter. Conditions all along the entire 42 km trail could not be better!

 

Reduced early bird fees up until 31.01.2018

Participants from 26 countries have so far signed up. Take advantage of the reduced early bird fees up until 31.01.2018.

 

Pasta party:

On Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm, the marquee tent will be hosting the much-loved Pasta Party with live music. Euroloppet Pass holders receive a free meal and a drink.  (Please present your EL-Pass)

 

The Mini-Gsieser is still very much in vogue. This special high point for adolescents from the age of 8 to 16 takes place on Saturday 17 February 2018 at 3,50 pm. In the past 24 years more than 4,900 adolescents have enjoyed the style of this special event in a class of its own. You can register here.

 

Catering:

If you were to line up all of the apple strudel to be consumed with the Gsieser 5-star menu, it would be 250 metres in length!! But that‘s not all: at the seven catering outlets and for lunch there will be served 150 kg of citrus fruits, 200 kg of bananas, 120 kg of dried fruit, 8,000 servings of grape sugar, 4,000 portions of isotonic drinks, 1,000 litres of vegetable broth, 8,000 servings of fruit tea, 3,000 Marlene apples and a total of 350 kg of pork fillet.

loipeCountless cross-country fans can now enjoy 20 km of trails in a combination of natural and artificial snow, groomed to our customary perfect condition. Check our website every day for more information on additional new kilometres of trails.

 

 

Catering: 7 catering points are open to participants along the trails, and the celebrated “5-star menu” awaits you at the finish line.

 

Pasta party:  On Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm, the marquee tent will be hosting the much-loved Pasta Party with live music. Euroloppet Pass holders receive a free meal and a drink.

 

Age-group awards ceremony. The overall classifications awards will be followed by the traditional age-group award ceremony. See further details. 

 

Facebook: the Gsiesertal Lauf is now too present on social media. Join us via Facebook and win one of 10 free starting places. Just go to www.facebook.com/Gsiesertallauf.GranFondoValCasies and click on “Like”.

 

Christmas is coming and with it the stress of finding the right gift! One unusual gift idea: a registration for the Gsiesertal Lauf Race, something that is by no means just for experts. Beginners to cross-country skiing can also enjoy the inimitable atmosphere of the Gsiesertal Lauf Race in the stress-free “Just for Fun” group, with no timing or placings

4 news34 years of the Gsiesertal Lauf without interruption represents a unique record. And as the 35th edition is definitely going ahead in February 2018, artificial snow production will start at the beginning of November so we can open the first cross-country ski trails around 10 December.

 

30 or 42 km CT on Saturday 17th February, and the same distances on Sunday for the FT race.  While the more ambitious athletes will be putting themselves to the test on the 42km route, the 30km variant is all on the flat and is manageable even for skiers who are out of training or a little older. Competitors can also opt to see how they feel and choose their distance during the race itself.

 

Newcomers to cross-country skiing can sign up for the “Just for Fun” group and race the distance at a leisurely pace with no timekeeping. The recommended distance is 30 km for classic and freestyle techniques.

 

The TeamRun90km, raced as part of the Sunday freestyle races, is an enjoyable event for groups of three friends, colleagues or members of an association (m/f). Each member of the group races 30 km of the route, and a terrific group experience is guaranteed. Naturally, each competitor will also be ranked individually in the overall classification.

 

Saturday afternoon will see the traditional “Mini-Gsieser” taking place, the highlight of the year for youngsters aged from 8 to 16 years.

FOTO SIEGER GLOERSEN 2017.jpgSnow guarantee: With temperatures now falling, preparations are getting underway for artificial snow production to ensure that our traditional event will be held once more.  Given that the Gsiesertal Lauf has never been cancelled ever since it was first raced back in 1984, it is the holder of a unique European record!

Entries for 2018 are pouring in thick and fast. 900 start numbers (out of a total of 2,500) have already been snapped up – Register online. Don’t miss out on registration for the “Just for fun” and “TeamRun 90km” races.

The official brochures for 2018 are also available now – Download

NEW: Online shop with a selection of Gsiesertal Lauf merchandise.

Organised tours available for the Gsieertal Lauf with the following travel agencies.

Euroloppet: become a member of Euroloppet and benefit from numerous advantages as a Euroloppet pass holder.