Every year, on the second Sunday in March, a uniquely festive atmosphere descends on the Engadin valley. The excitement begins early in the morning as thousands of cross-country ski enthusiasts gather in the village of Maloja and make their way to the start of the legendary Engadin Skimarathon. The trails from Maloja all the way to S-chanf are lovingly prepared, as they have been every winter for more than 50 years, to give professional and amateur racers from 65 nations the best possible conditions in which to compete.
To do justice to Switzerland´s biggest cross-country ski event - and the second-biggest worldwide - one day is simply not enough. The valley celebrates the joys of Nordic skiing for a whole week, starting with the Engadin Women´s race, followed in subsequent days by the Youth Sprint, the Engadin Night Race and, on the Friday evening, the Night Sprint. The Engadin Skimarathon and the Engadin Half Marathon provide the week´s grand finale. All cross-country ski enthusiasts, whether participants or spectators, can look forward to an exhilarating and rewarding event - not to mention a lively supporting programme, warm hospitality and delicious cuisine.