The great events of winter sports in Italy and Trentino are organised by the Fiemme Ski World Cup committee. In addition to the prestigious World Cup challenges - such as the last two stages of Tour de Ski on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th January the committee organizes various side events in order to entertain not only fans. The weekend starts on Friday evening with Fiemme Folk and Alex Pezzei, a famous South Tyrolean accordionist. On Saturday 5th January, the young cross-country skiers will have the chance to enjoy the promotional event COOP Mini World Cup just before the opening of the Fiemme Party tent where there will be the possibility to enjoy a typical lunch of Trentino.
After the Mass Start competitions scheduled for Saturday, there will be the Après Ski-Race DJ set with Senselexx at the Fiemme Party Tent of Lago di Tesero. In the evening, there will be the first of a series of evening parties called Fiemme Rock & Roll with live music by Killbilly's and Atrio.
And that’s it? Of course not, because on Sunday 6th January the fans will have the chance to enjoy the “Tour del Gusto” tasting typical, local products along the Final Climb slope while enjoying the performance of the champions. Each station of Tour del Gusto is placed along the race slope and offers some tastings of various products from Val di Fiemme and Trentino; for an entire Sunday, people will have the possibility to cover the slope Olimpia III uphill and downhill on foot, with sleds, with mountaineering or cross-country skis while tasting the products offered by the various associations of Val di Fiemme (Taverna Aragosta, Associazione Culturale Ziano Insieme, US Dolomitica ASD and Krampus de Fiemme).
Before the Final Climbs of men and women there will be the “Rampa con i Campioni”, which is a race organised for amateurs and the Junior Final Climb, which is a mass start race in free technique for children. The Rampa con i Campioni allows people to experience the thrill of the Final Climb by covering the same track as the cross-country champions. Registrations to the 'Rampa' are still available for 25 euros by January 4th.
On Saturday in Val di Fiemme there will be the Mass Start in classic technique of women (10 km) and men (15 km), and on Sunday the demanding 9 km in free technique – the last 3.5 km are all uphill with peaks of 30% slope, with an average of 12% and a difference in height of 420 meters - will crown the heirs of Heidi Weng and Dario Cologna in front of the Dolomites of Trentino: a battle against the force of gravity that gives worldwide prominence to the event and the beautiful valley of Trentino.