Monterosa sport competitions
The most amazing races in Monterosa
MonterosaSkiAlp is a night ski mountaineering competition that takes place on the slopes of the Monterosa Ski District.
Founded in 2010, after the first editions it was revived in 2014 with a new look and new and important objectives: it becomes a race for couples, it changes its route and above all it proposes to change the starting and finishing places every year, alternating them between Champoluc and Gressoney-La -Trinité.
The track is particularly technical: it extends over more than 30 km, for a vertical drop of 2800 meters and no less than 11 set-up changes. The new formula has proved to be so much appreciated that the number of participants has tripled and, over the years, has also seen the start of top teams with big names in ski mountaineering, including world champion Damiano Lenzi.
Appointment on January 2024!
AMA the highest Skymarathon in Europe
Running up and down on Monte Rosa, here is the most incredible marathon ever! Over 300 pairs of world-class athletes from all over the world compete on the historic Alagna-Capanna Margherita-Alagna route with a 7.000-metre difference in altitude and 35 km of pure adrenaline.
The Monte Rosa SkyMarathon is an international skyrunning competition that takes place in Alagna Valsesia. An exciting and long-awaited race, to be covered in pairs, which follows the original route completed for the first time in 1992. It starts from Alagna Valsesia (1.192 m) and ends the race at Capanna Margherita (4.554 m) passing through the Bocchetta delle Pisse, from the Punta Indren station, from the Gnifetti refuge and finally from Colle del Lys.
The route develops over a vertical drop of 7.000 meters and covers a total distance of 35 km between climbs, descents, paths, ski slopes and glacier.
AN INCREDIBLE RACE
A unique event in the world, in pure skyrunning style, for athletes who love running in the mountains and want to test themselves in a tough race that will make them touch the sky with a finger crossing moraines, snowy paths and glaciers.
An exciting, authentic experience that has always attracted the greatest skyrunning athletes and ski mountaineering champions from all over the globe. Rock, snow and ice will accompany the athletes during this international challenge.
The first edition of the AMA (Alagna-Monterosa-Alagna) was in 1992.
In 1994, the still unbeaten records were set by the Italians Fabio Meraldi and Gisella Bendotti, who completed the route in 4h 24' and 5h 35'.
The race was relaunched in 2018 with a new format, where competitors compete in pairs, tethered for safety reasons and wearing micro-crampons at the top of the course.
AMA VK2 – A DOUBLE VERTICAL KILOMETER
In addition to the pairs race, the MonteRosa SkyMarathon, AMAVK2 is also part of the event format, an individual race that reaches 3.260 meters at the Indren station.
The route starts from Alagna Valsesia (1.192 metres) passing through the Bocchetta delle Pisse (2.396 metres), up to the Indren station (3.260 metres), for a total length of 9 km and 2.086 meters of altitude difference. A breathtaking vertical challenge held during the same weekend!
THE EMOTION OF FOLLOWING THEM AT HIGH ALTITUDE IS FOR EVERYONE!
You will be able to follow the event and cheer directly on the pitch! The ski lifts and ticket offices of Alagna and Stafal open early!
The 2023 event is scheduled for June 17. A maximum of 250 couples are admitted but the number may vary in relation to the conditions of the mountain at the unquestionable decision of the race management.