The race

  • Date
  • Distances
  • REgistration Deadlines / Registration Fees
Saturday, 15th January 2022 
Reschenseerennen ELITE

Sunday, 16th January 2022 
Reschenseerennen OPEN
Reschenseerennen ELITE
Saturday, 15.1.2022
75 km classic technique (3 loops) - Visma Ski Classics Pro Tour
For a request to start on Saturday, send an email to Online registration not possible. 
Reschenseerennen OPEN
Sunday, 16.1.2021
50 km classic technique (2 loops) - Visma Ski Classics Challengers
25 km classic technique (1 loop)
16th January 2022
October Special November December January Late registrations
50 km EUR 75 EUR 95 EUR 110 EUR 120 EUR 130
25 km EUR 55 EUR 75 EUR 90 EUR 100 EUR 110
Start and Finish
Directly at the tower in the lake in Graun/Curon (Venosta, South Tyrol)

Start groups / Start times
When you register online you will choose a start group. Please select the start group that matches your level of performance. If you would like to start in the elite start group, you are required to enter your valid FIS-code. You can choose among the following start groups:
Elite Wave – Pro Athletes with an active FIS Code
Wave 1 – Race-experienced skiers (wave 1-3 at Vasaloppet)
Wave 2 – Good skiers (wave 4-6 at Vasaloppet)
Wave 3 – Recreational skiers (wave 7-10 at Vasaloppet)

If there are still start numbers available in a start group, a group change is still possible up to one week before the competition. Send an email to to change your start wave. 
Your start group selection for the 50 km race is preliminary. The event may use the SC ranking to determine start positions and seeding.

What is the SC ranking?
The SC Ranking is the international ranking system for long distance skiing including athletes of both genders and all levels of performance. SC Ranking points are handed out in all Visma Ski Classics Pro Tour and Challengers events which may use the ranking to determine start positions and seeding. Skiers can check their SC ranking by logging in for free to MyPages.

Start times:
Saturday, 15.01.2022: RESCHENSEERENNEN ELITE - Pro Tour Event
75 km - Start Men: 8:00 am
75 km - Start Women: 8:05 am

50 km - Start Men & Women: 10:00 am
25 km - Start Men & Women: 10:00 am

Start authorisation
To participate in the event, you must be at least 18 years old on the day of the event. Every Italian citizen declares to be in possession of a valid medical certificate as provided for in the rules. This medical certificate must be uploaded at registration or handed in at the latest on the day before the race, that is Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the race office.

CT (Classic Technique)
In classical technique competitions, the competitors must use classical technique only (ICR 343.8). In case a participant is using the wrong technique, the Jury will disqualify the athlete. Single or double-skating is not allowed (ICR 310.2.2.5). 

Registration / Payment
The registration to Reschenseerennen is open between the 15th of October 2022 and 11th of January 2022 23.59 CET at the online registration site, register here. Then, late registrations can be made upon availability at the Race Office until Saturaday 15th January 2022 6 pm.

How to register online
Create a user account at the registration site. Then fill in the registration form and complete your registration by payment using a credit or debit card.
Important: Italian citizens - must also indicate the number of their FISI card 2021/22 when registering online.
When picking up the start number, the FISI card must be presented. If an Italian citizen does not have a FISI card, then the participant has to fax (+39 0473 63 43 45) or email ( one of the following documents to the OC Team La Venosta within 5 days from the online notification:
- a medical certificate still valid on 16.1.2022 (M.D. 18.02.82), or
- a certificate about the "sporting suitability" still valid on 16.1.2022 according to M.D. dated 24.04.2013, Art. 4 (supplement D - increased cardiovascular activity), issued by a base physician or a sports physician.

Registration fee includes
- Start bib
- A great participant gift (Cross country ski caps)
- Transponder (with velcro)
- Sticker to mark your bag
- ID etiquette
- Isotonic drinks
- Refreshment points along the course
- Medical care
- Diploma printout on the Internet

Race cancellation
50% of the participation fee will be refunded if the local organizing committee has to cancel the event more than 24 hours before the start. If the cancellation is made less than 24 hours before the start, the organizer has the right to withhold the fees paid.
Paid fees will not be refunded if the participant is unable to start.

Start list
The start list will be available for inspection shortly.

Bib distribution
At the Race Office, Vereinsaal Grauns
Friday, 14th January 2022: 5  - 7 pm
Saturday, 15th January 2022: 3 - 6 pm

Timing / Transponder
Timekeeping is done by SDAM. The chip is a transponder (with Velcro): Please attach to the right ankle and wear throughout the entire race. Without a transponder, there is no time measurement. The transponder must be handed in at the finish. In case of loss of the transponder EUR 100,00 will be charged!

Result service
The first result lists are available immediately after the finish at the info point. The results, sorted by age group, appear immediately after the end of the race on the Internet (results online).

Age classes - Women / Men - CT
18 - 30 years
31 - 40 years
41 - 50 years
51 - 60 years
61 - 70 years
over 70 years

Clothes transport
For environmental reasons, the clothing bags must be requested individually at the start bib distribution. At the start field, the clothing bag must be deposited outside the separations of the starting field. Only closed clothing bags are brought to the distribution position in the finish area. Clothes without a bag are left at the start.

Feeding and waxing service, checkpoints
Feeding stations locations and waxing stations TBD

Prize money
50km Reschenseerennen Open
Visma Ski Classics Challengers
Total: 2 000 Euro (Men & Women)

1. 500 Euro
2. 200 Euro
3. 120 Euro
4. 70 Euro
5. 60 Euro
7. 50 Euro

Allocation FIS Points
At Reschenseerennen 50 km CT, FIS points will be awarded to the top athletes (see FIS Regulations: 2.6 FIS long distance popular competitions).

Training / Skiing pass
The cross-country ski tracks on the Reschen Pass will be artificially snowed and groomed as soon as possible (in November). On the race weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) no ski pass is required.

Ambulance service
Your own health and safety comes first! According to the latest findings, a separate "safety plan" is prepared and approved by the jury. Therein are the exact responsibilities of the
- ambulance,
- White Cross (ambulances and/or rescue helicopter),
- Mountain rescue Langtaufers,
- the volunteer fire brigade of the municipality of Graun,
- the Carabinieri and
- the street police
The closest hospitals are:
- Krankenhaus Schlanders: 50 km distance Phone: +39 0473 738 111
- Krankenhaus Zams (A): 60 km distance Phone: +43 5442 600

It is located directly in the start/finish area for the following services:
- Return of lost & found objects
- General information

The choice of accommodation is left to the participants themselves. However, we recommend direct contact with the tourist office Reschenpass, Phone: +39 0473 63 31 01 or

Complaints / Protests
Any protests by the participants must be addressed in written form to the jury within one hour after the arrival of the first runner of the respective distance, with an amount of € 50,00 to be enclosed (cash only). In case of acknowledgment of the complaint, the amount will be refunded.
By registering and paying the registration fee, the participant (only ITALIAN citizens) accepts without restriction the preset conditions and confirms that he/she is
- in possession of a valid FISI card, or
- able to present a "sports medical certificate" (M.D. 18.02.82) valid until 15.02.2020, or
- a certificate of "sporting fitness" lt. M.D. dated April 24, 2013, Art. 4 (supplement D-increased cardiovascular activity) issued by a base physician or a sports physician and valid until 15.02.2020.
When picking up the start bib, an identification document must be presented.
The participant is aware that La Venosta requires considerable physical and technical effort. For this reason, each participant must be personally responsible, at the time of entering the race, for being properly prepared and trained and participating in the race at their own risk. In this way, the participant exempts the organizer from any liability for accidents before, during and/or after the event which cause damage to the participant himself, to third parties and/or their property. For the information not contained in these regulations, the standards of the "International Ski Federation FIS" apply.

Data pricacy
By registering, the participant accepts the transfer of his personal data to third parties for processing purposes within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679). Details can be found here.

Terms and Conditions
By registering for La Venosta you agree to the terms and conditions. Please read them carefully.