LA SPORTIVA EPIC SKI TOUR: Tamara Lunger among the starters!

The Italian mountaineer and candidate for the Gazzetta Awards will also participate in the three days of ski mountaineering in Trentino from the 13th to the 15th of January 2017.

With just over 2 months before the start of the first edition of the La Sportiva Epic Ski Tour, a big event dedicated to ski mountaineering which will take place over 3 days on the snow of the Trentino, Valleys of Fiemme and Fassa, and which aims to create an epic sporting event for ski mountaineering enthusiasts of all levels. The Epic Ski tour is designed for the big names in ski mountaineering and for the most quoted there is a prize pool of € 46,000 – up for grabs for amateurs too.

In the first edition there are a number of surprises starting with the enrolment of mountaineer Tamara Lunger, (bib number 01) who did not want to miss the opportunity to get back on skis after competing with the colours of the Italian National Ski mountaineering team. Tamara will start the race with the spirit of those who want to get involved in a discipline that has contributed in all respects to making her the famous mountaineer she is today and which has recently led to the nomination for the Gazzetta Awards for the Fairplay shown during the winter ascent of Nanga Parbat with Simone Moro, considered one of the greatest mountaineering feats in history.

The La Sportiva Epic Skitour will start on Friday, January 13th, 2017 with a nocturnal ski mountaineering race on Mount Cermis, with the route partly on the ski slopes and partly off-piste, then continuing on Saturday, January 14th, with skis both on foot and on the shoulders at Passo San Pellegrino, closing with a flourish on Sunday, January 15th at the Passo Pordoi.
La Sportiva EPIC Ski Tour
will not only be an incredible ski race, but a great happening too. It will take place the weekend following the end of the Tour de Ski race with fulcrum at Palafiemme Cavalese where there will be the race desk, the « village » and all the other related events.

Registration for the 2017 edition is still open and the provides further information and live news.

To participate, athletes must provide a medical certificate of fitness for sports and pay the race fee of 160 euro which allows participants to take part in all 3 races in addition to receiving the La Sportiva Combo Helmet helmet with a commercial value of 139 euro, the first on the market with the approval for both mountaineering and skialp (EN 12492, EN 1007 class B) as required by the new regulations for international competition skialp.

Epic Ski Tour: be Epic!

La Sportiva Epic Ski Tour 2017Programme of events

Thurday 12th January
19.00: Welcome Party
20.00: EPIC Ski Tour Talk

Friday 13th January
17.30: 1st round of the La Sportiva Epic Ski Tour – Alpe Cermis
18.30: Arrival of first participants
18.45: Flower Ceremony
19.00 21.30: Pasta Party (VILLAGE)
20.00: EPIC Ski Tour Talk
20.30: Award ceremony

Saturday 14th January
11.00: 2nd round of the La Sportiva Epic Ski Tour – San Pellegrino
12.30: Arrival of the first participants
12.45: Flower Ceremony
14.00: Side Event
17.30 - 20.00: Pasta Party (VILLAGE)
20.00: EPIC Ski Tour Talk
20.30: Award ceremony

Sunday 15th January
11.00: 3rd round of the La Sportiva Epic Ski Tour – Passo Pordoi
12.30: Arrival of the first participants
13.15: Award ceremony EPIC Ski Tour forever
15.00: Happy Hour
16.00 EPIC Ski Tour Talk & Award ceremony
17.00: Meet your EPIC Friends & Farewell

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