50 Years of Engadin Skimarathon
It has already been 50 years since when on the 16th of March
1969, around 900 skiers made the first 42.195 kilometer trek
between Maloja and Zuoz. What began as a minor event for a
few active sport fans has in the meantime grown into the biggest
cross-country skiing event in Switzerland. In 2018 we will
be properly celebrating the 50th holding of the Engadin Skimarathon
with a special program and many additional attractions.
Museum Alpin Pontresina
Special Exhibition Engadin Skimarathon
December 2017 – October 2018
From the middle of December 2017 the anniversary exhibition
for the 50th Engadin Skimarathon is on display in the Museum
Alpin Pontresina. Gain an interesting insight into the development
of the “Engadiner” though thrilling photos and films,
medals and trophies, race equipment and much more.
St. Moritz Design Gallery
The Engadin Skimarathon as Art
December 2017 – June 2018
The St. Moritz Design Gallery in the parking garage Serletta pays
tribute to the 50 year history of the Engadin Skimarathon
on 31 large posters. The parking garage never closes, so
viewing is available around the clock.
There are many stories to tell in the 50 years of the Engadin Skimarathon. At three Marathon Whispers you can be infected by the fire of the "Engadiner".
1st Marathon Whisper - 24th of Januar 2018 @ Hotel Schweizerhaus Maloja
At the first fireside chats will Dumeng Giovanoli, Nino Ganzoni and Corsin Willy will talk about their experiences with the theme "50 years of preparation of the lake trails" and promises exciting insights into the beginnings of the start organization and the route preparation.
2nd Marathon Whisper - 6th of February 2018 @ Hotel Reine Victoria St. Moritz
The focus of the 2nd Marathon Whisper on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, is the change in the organization of the Engadin Skimarathon over the last 50 years. Geni Peter, Claudio Chiogna and Emil Tall will be surprised to hear from Luzi Heimgartner.
3rd Marathon Whisper - 20th of February 2018, Zuoz Globe @ Lyceum Alpinum
Albert Giger and Christine Gilli-Brügger, who have won the Engadine Skimarathon several times, as well as Ueli Lamm a Giubiler, who has denied all 49 Engadin Skimarathon will report about the fascination "Engadiner" at the 3rd Marathon Whisper.
For those who can not attend the talks live, the Marathon Whispers will be broadcast live from Enjoy St. Moritz on Facebook.
SonntagsBlick Extra: ENGADINER
In a thrilling extra of the SonntagsBlick and the Engadiner Post, you can read various stories about the Engadin Skimarathon. What is the fascination with the "Engadiner" for Olympic champion Dario Cologna, the Giubiler Françoise Stahel or the former winner Andy Grünenfelder?
What are the highlights during the Engadin Skimarathon and how does the International School even get their one Malaysian student on the cross-country skis?
Race director Adriano Iseppi leads through the 42 km of the Engadin Skimarathon
Anniversary Festivities and 38th Night Sprint Race
Friday, 9 March 2018, 5:30 pm in St. Moritz-Bad
Friday will be dominated by the 50th anniversary festivities.
Experience the top athletes at the traditional Night Sprint and
party with us:
- Speech by Urs Pfister, club president Engadin Skimarathon
- Musical entertainment by the street band Bandadram
- Nostalgic parade of the ski clubs and Giubilers
- Fire show
- Food and drink at the sponsor booths
Jubilee on the track
Keep your eyes and ears open as there are several attractions on the 42 km from Maloja to S-chanf. The villages and ski clubs will ensure that the anniversary remains in beautiful memory.
The 50 in La Punt
We have a very special anniversary gift for all participants: the trail in La Punt will form the number 50 - the anniversary will be guaranteed to be felt in the legs.
Due to construction on the finish area in S-chanf, the last loop before the finish will be eliminated. With the additional meters on the 50, the adjusted route of the finish will be compensated.