When the snow glistens in the moonlight and torches light the circular cross-country slopes with start and finish in Compaccio, it’s Moonlight Classic time on the Alpe di Siusi in the Dolomites.
On 07th February 2020, the participants of the cross-country race buckle up their skiers and glide through the night. The fascination of the cross-country contest by night is unbroken – since its beginnings in the year 2007. South Tyrol Moonlight Classic Alpe di Siusi has it all: sports competition by night, trial of strength on international level and sports fun on Europe’s largest alpine pasture in the heart of the Dolomites. The participants can choose between the 15km and the 30km track. Both tracks are to be run exclusively in the classical diagonal stride technique.
The starting signal is given at 8 pm but even before the cross-country race starts, the start finish area is full of spectators. At the start of the Moonlight Classic, altogether, cheer for the athletes who sweep out into the glittering winter landscape. At approx. 10 pm. the winner is expected in Compaccio. And when the winner of the South Tyrol Moonlight Classic Alpe di Siusi is determined, the party goes on with traditional food and music.