Skiri Trophy XCountry this weekend


  • 35th Skiri Trophy XCountry in Italy's Val di Fiemme
  • Four categories on track next Saturday and Sunday
  • Entries officially close today
  • Kinder as main partner. Skirilonga and Pinocchio combined events

Two days of exciting races, children coming from all corners of the world to Italy's Val di Fiemme, the paradise of Winter Sport in the Dolomites, and the idea of an event that represents some sort of a starting point for any cross-country skier.
Entries to the 35th Skiri Trophy Xcountry close today and next Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January hundreds of young skiers will be invading the Italian alpine valley, in particular the XC Skiing Stadium in Lago di Tesero. About ten days ago, the same venue hosted the 2018 FIS Tour de Ski finals and three Nordic Combined World Cup races a few days after.
Four different categories – between 2002 and 2009 born girls and boys – will battle it up, in classic technique only, on Saturday at 14.00 and on Sunday from 9.30 on. A so-called Revival event is scheduled on Saturday at 15.30 along with former participants.

One of this year's main news is the Skirilonga combined event. Young participants to the Skiri Trophy XCountry and their parents (mum or dad) who are joining next Marcialonga ski-marathon, will create a special combined standings where both times will be summed up. The first three teams on the table will be awarded during the Marcialonga awarding ceremony (at 17.00 of 28 January) and will receive a two-night stay each in one of the following hotels: Hotel Bellavista in Cavalese, Hotel Torretta in Bellamonte and Agritur Maso Pertica in Castello di Fiemme. First three kids on the race podium will also get a free Marcialonga entry to be used when they turn 18 years old.

The 2018 Skiri Trophy Xcountry will team up and create a second combined event, this time with the Trofeo Pinocchio sugli Sci da Fondo scheduled on 3 and 4 February.

Italy's Skiri Trophy Xcountry has a partnership with Ferrero Group, and the project 'Kinder+Sport', that aims to promote sport and physical activity from an early age, will get on track too next weekend in Val di Fiemme. Several stands and booths will be available to athletes and public inside the stadium, everyone is invited to join the event and collect some useful gadgets during both days.

The Skiri Trophy Xcountry used to be the Trofeo Topolino Cross Country Skiing, 'we were afraid of the name change', said OC coordinator Nicoletta Nones, 'however, it all went great last year and we have to thank some important partners like Kinder+Sport Joy Of Moving and others that allowed us to create a top-level event.'