Südtirol Gardenissima comes of age: the ski race loved by both occasional weekend skiers and real professional skiers will celebrate its 18th birthday this spring. 2014 is a year full of surprises and new events: a FIS ski race and a children's race will join the longest giant slalom for this edition. Fun for everyone!
There's no doubt about it: Südtirol Gardenissima has come of age. The truth is, it has become a very important race indeed, renowned even beyond our country's own borders, an unmissable event to circle in your race calendars.
The 18th edition of this 6 km long race takes place on Saturday 29 March 2014 on the Seceda – Col Raiser slope. Just like in previous editions, the race is open to anyone who is 14 and older, including foreign athletes competing for their national team and FIS or FISI (Italian Winter Sports Federation) skiers. The first stretch of the slope (1 km) consists of a giant parallel slalom, which will then develop into a giant slalom slope. Athletes of each category will start two at a time.
Südtirol Gardenissima becomes an even greater weekend event thanks to this year's additions: two new ski races.
Friday 28th March 2014 will see a FIS women slalom take place for the very first time on the Seceda slope, starting at 9 a.m. Come and cheer them on: these great athletes will deliver an action-packed treat.
The first Südtirol Gardenissima Kids kicks off on Sunday 30th March 2014: start from Mount Seceda and finishing at the bottom station of the Seceda chairlift. A 1,9 km long giant slalom with a 350 m. elevation gain. Children in the 'Baby', 'Cuccioli' and 'Ragazzi' categories can take part.
Registrations are open now for 'Südtirol Gardenissima' and 'Südtirol Gardenissima Kids'. You will not come to regret it: that's our promise! Amazing prizes await the winners of each category. Registration fee includes a fantastic race hamper and a discount on the Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi 1,2 or 3 day ski pass.
650 places available. Registrations will close once all places have been assigned. You can register at www.gardenissima.eu, where you will also find other useful information regarding the race.