The cross-country ski race by night on the Alpe di Siusi in January or February is part of the highlights of the regional event calendar
It is the full moon of January or February, when the largest high alp of Europe - the Siusi Alp - becomes the meeting place of the international cross-country skiing elite and the venue of the famous South Tyrol Moonlight Classic, a cross-country skiing marathon. For this special event, the Alpe di Siusi Cable Car operates between 8 am and 1 am - the athletes can use it for free.
The race itself begins with a mass start in Compaccio, where the finish is located. The distances are 15 km and 30 km, only classic diagonal style is allowed - the long course is classified as very demanding, the short one as easy. The winners' ceremony in the festival tent rounds off the race. By the way: The cross-country ski tracks in the Alpe di Siusi area stretch in front of Mt. Sassolungo, Mt. Sassopiatto and Sciliar, a majestic backdrop for the South Tyrol Moonlight Classic.