Media Guide

The second edition of the long distance cross-country skiing event La Venosta will be held on the 19th - 20th of December 2020 in Val Venosta, South Tyrol, Italy. The organisation has limited the amount of participants to 500 people. In addition, approximately 250 Visma Ski Classics Pro Team athletes will start at the event. The Local Organizing Committee expects participants from over 25 different countries to take part in this event as it is part of the Visma Ski Classics Pro Tour with 45 km in classic technique for Pro Team athletes and 20 and 30 km in classic technique for amateurs. All Visma Ski Classics races are broadcasted in more than 70 countries and have over 20 million viewers.

Media contacts:

> Event Manager
Evelin Thöni

> Event Organizer
Ferienregion Reschenpass
Gerald Burger

> Visma Ski Classics Press Contact
Press access and accreditation
Press officials can request press access and the press accreditation is handed out at the Race office.
Please send your request to
Please note that special permission is required to enter the finish line at the Visma Ski Classics race. Send your request to
La Venosta 2020
La Venosta 2020 will offer two distances: 20 or 30 km in classic technique. When registering, participants have the possibility to request to start in the Elite Wave with Visma Ski Classics Pro Team athletes which will use the same course but ski a total of 45 km. Participation registrations are made online until the 16th of December and late registrations can be made on sight (details will follow). Start and finish for the 20 and 30 km are in Melago, while the start of the 45 km race will be in Kapron and the finish in Melago.
Starting times
Flower ceremony and prize giving
Approximately 30 min after the three first men and women have crossed the finish line, the flower ceremony and prize giving ceremony will be held on the balcony of the Visma Ski Classics trailer at the finish area in Melago.  
Due to the fact that the race takes place in a narrow valley, there will be no parking available neither in Kapron at the start area nor in Melago at the finish area.
A big parking space will be provided in Graun/Curon from where shuttle busses will bring the participants, service staff and spectators to the start area in Kapron and back from the finish area in Melago. 
Detailed information will follow.
Interviews with Pro Team athletes
Please send your request about pro team athlete interviews to one day before the event at the latest.
Visma Ski Classics
SKI CLASSICS is the long distance ski championship consisting of the eleven most traditional and prestigious ski events in the world. The tour is produced for media with helicopters and snowmobiles. The long distance ski races are all 42 km or more. They are unique winter events combining elite skiers of pro teams with a huge mass of amateur skiers through picturesque landscapes around Europe. In each race there are between 5000 – 18000 skiers on the start line at once.
Visma Ski Classics Pro Tour Season XI 2020-2021
Check out all the upcoming events here.