265 Engadin-Marathonloipe
265 Engadin-Marathonloipe

Cross-country skiing

Engadin-Skimarathon-Loipe

Engadin-Skimarathon-Loipe

Maloja–S-chanf

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Engadin-Skimarathon-Loipe

Engadin-Skimarathon-Loipe

Seize the opportunity to glide just once along Switzerland’s most famous 42 km of cross-country skiing trails, without any of the stress of competition. Ahead of the major sporting event in March, the Engadin’s marathon trail is prepared and ready to use by anyone.
It all begins with the Women’s Run a week before the big event: on the first weekend in March, around 1,000 women compete on a 17km (11 mile) course between Samedan and S-chanf. For the Engadin Ski Marathon itself, over 12,000 skiers race along the 42 most famous kilometres of cross-country trail (26 miles) in Switzerland, between Maloja and S-chanf.

Especially spectacular is the boisterous section in the Staz forest, where a lively crowd enjoys the antics of the less experienced racers. Around 4 per cent of participants “kiss” the snow here – which makes for about 500 falls.

The marathon trail is prepared daily from late January onwards and can be used by all and sundry. All that’s required is sufficient snow and frozen lakes. To complete this trail just once, even in stages, is almost a must for any keen cross-country skier venturing out in the Engadin. The views of the wide-open valley and the Engadin mountains are unique. And if the sun happens to be shining and the Maloja wind is helping you along, those 42 km will simply fly by.
Seize the opportunity to glide just once along Switzerland’s most famous 42 km of cross-country skiing trails, without any of the stress of competition. Ahead of the major sporting event in March, the Engadin’s marathon trail is prepared and ready to use by anyone.
It all begins with the Women’s Run a week before the big event: on the first weekend in March, around 1,000 women compete on a 17km (11 mile) course between Samedan and S-chanf. For the Engadin Ski Marathon itself, over 12,000 skiers race along the 42 most famous kilometres of cross-country trail (26 miles) in Switzerland, between Maloja and S-chanf.

Especially spectacular is the boisterous section in the Staz forest, where a lively crowd enjoys the antics of the less experienced racers. Around 4 per cent of participants “kiss” the snow here – which makes for about 500 falls.

The marathon trail is prepared daily from late January onwards and can be used by all and sundry. All that’s required is sufficient snow and frozen lakes. To complete this trail just once, even in stages, is almost a must for any keen cross-country skier venturing out in the Engadin. The views of the wide-open valley and the Engadin mountains are unique. And if the sun happens to be shining and the Maloja wind is helping you along, those 42 km will simply fly by.
40 km | 1 Stage
340 m | 480 m
classic+skating | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Maloja, Capolago
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-April.

Hints

Ski rental and cross-country ski trail pass
Information on the local trail pass, the rental of cross-country skiing equipment, and changing room and showering facilities:
www.engadin.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return S-chanf, Pradels
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Contact

Engadin St. Moritz
Via San Gian 30
7500 St. Moritz
Tel. +41 (0)81 830 00 01
allegra@estm.ch
https://www.engadin.ch/de/

Services

Accommodation

Jugendherberge St. Moritz
Jugendherberge St. Moritz
St. Moritz Bad
Berghotel Randolins und Hostel by Randolins
Berghotel Randolins und Hostel by Randolins
St. Moritz
Hotel Corvatsch
Hotel Corvatsch
St. Moritz
Hotel San Gian
Hotel San Gian
St.Moritz
Hotel Schweizerhof
Hotel Schweizerhof
St. Moritz
Hotel Sonne
Hotel Sonne
St. Moritz
TCS Camping St. Moritz
TCS Camping St. Moritz
St. Moritz
All In One Hotel Inn Lodge
All In One Hotel Inn Lodge
Celerina
Cresta Palace
Cresta Palace
Celerina
Hotel-Restaurant Alte Brauerei
Hotel-Restaurant Alte Brauerei
Celerina
Jugendherberge Pontresina
Jugendherberge Pontresina
Pontresina
Sporthotel Pontresina
Sporthotel Pontresina
Pontresina
TCS Camping Samedan
TCS Camping Samedan
Samedan
Chesa Staila - Hotel B&B
Chesa Staila - Hotel B&B
La Punt-Chamues-ch
Pension Chesin Zuppò
Pension Chesin Zuppò
La Punt-Chamues-ch
Gästehaus Zuoz
Gästehaus Zuoz
Zuoz
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Places

Maloja
Maloja
Sils i.E.
Sils i.E.
Silvaplana
Silvaplana
St. Moritz
St. Moritz
Pontresina
Pontresina
Samedan
Samedan
La Punt
La Punt
S-chanf
S-chanf
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Places of interest

Fextal
Fextal
The pumptrack at the Sports Center Mulets Silvaplana
The pumptrack at the Sports Center Mulets Silvaplana
Corviglia Flowtrail Freeride 696
Corviglia Flowtrail Freeride 696
Segantini Museum
Segantini Museum
San Gian Church
San Gian Church
Pumptrack Cuntschett Pontresina
Pumptrack Cuntschett Pontresina
Muottas Muragl
Muottas Muragl
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Signalization

Signalization
For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization