Rules & info

All you need to know

1stRace dates
  • Saturday 17th February 2024
  • Sunday 18th February 2024

(each year on the third weekend of February)

2ndDistances - Sprint prices - King of Mountain
  • 42 and 30 km CT on Saturday
  • 42 and 30 km FT on Sunday

NB: all races are valid for the “Euroloppet”

Sprint prices

Sponsor KM Style Valid for Prize money
Alperia 15,3 Classic All Athletes 30/42 km 600 Euro
Sportful 20,2 Classic Ladies Sprint 30/42 km 600 Euro
Hoku 30-33,5 Classic King of the Mountain 600 Euro
Südtirol 9,5 Skating All Athletes 30/42 km 600 Euro
Hotel Quelle 24,5 Skating All Athletes 30/42 km 600 Euro
Mila 28,60 Skating Ladies Sprint 30/42 km 600 Euro
Hoku 30-33,5 Skating King of the Mountain 600 Euro

King of Mountain

Special ranking event 'King of the Mountain by HOKU'
This new mountain "race within the race" classification begins at the 30.3 km point and ends at 33.4 km for both CT and FT. This special ranking event of undoubted appeal is open to all those participating in the 42 km event. The two winners (women/men) will each receive € 300 from HOKU.

3thStart and Finish

St. Martin/Gsies, 1,220 m asl (loop))

4thStart Groups / Starting time
  • CT race 10.00 am – wave start – 4 groups
  • FT race 10.00 am – wave start – 4 groups
  • The deposit of ski in the start area is allowed for all the start groups
  • Entry in the 30 km is open to skiers over 16 years of age (born before 2008, february 18th)
  • To take part in the 42 km competitors must be over 18 years of age (born before 2006, february 18th)

C.T. - Saturday 17th February 2024
You are not permitted to skate on the tracks for the classic race. Whoever uses the free technique will be disqualified by the jury (343.8 IWO)

F.T. - Sunday 18th February 2024
All techniques are allowed

7thEntry fees and deadlines
Period 01.06.23 - 31.12.23 01.01.24 - 31.01.24 01.02.24 - 14.02.24 15.02.24 - 18.02.24
Payment Online - bank Online - bank Online - bank Online
CT 68,00 € 78,00 € 83,00 € 89,00 €
FT 69,00 € 79,00 € 84,00 € 90,00 €
both races 111,00 € 122,00 € 131,00 € 139,00 €
Just for Fun 55,00 € 66,00 € 71,00 € 76,00 €
Just for Fun (both races) 89,00 € 102,00 € 110,00 € 118,00 €
Youth Discount 50% 50% 50% 50%
  • Important: ONLINE registrations are possible within Sunday, 18/02/2024, 09,00 a.m.
  • The “Youth Discount” is available to all participants born between 18.02.2006 and 18.02.2008
  • 6. Participants must produce a valid form of ID when picking up race bib.
  • 30 or 42 km? When registering for the race, the distance is not specified. Participants can decide which route to follow during the race.
  • Euroloppet-Pass holders pay the lowest registration fee up to the day of the race.
8thDetails of payment
9thThe entry fee includes
  • Race bib
  • athlete’s pack
  • chip at not charge
  • 7 refreshment stations
  • ski maintenance and waxing service
  • medical care
  • medal diploma (to be downloaded from the Web)
  • skier badge
  • showers and relaxation at the Race Finish area
  • SMS service (information & personal running time): Every athlete, who enters his mobile phone number at the moment of online-registration, will receive information and his personal result via SMS.
  • diploma
  • a substantial lunch (lunch for escorts costs € 18)
10thRace cancellation

Ever since it was first held back in 1984, the Gsiesertal Lauf has never once been cancelled due to weather conditions. In 2021, the event was cancelled for reasons of force majeure (Corona).
If a cancellation should happen in the future, the following regulations shall apply:

  1. Early cancellation (e.g. due to lack of snow)
    Cancellation of the race shall be confirmed 7 days before the first day of the race
    Entry fees which have been paid will either be:
    a) refunded 80 percent to the payer or
    b) credited to the next race
  2. Cancellations on the day of the race (e.g. in the case of adverse weather conditions or compromised public safety)
    In this case, the deposit will not be refunded and entry fees will not be credited to the next race. This is due to the fact that all expenses
    for timekeeping arrangements, catering etc. will already have been incurred by the organisers.
11thStart list

From 01.06.2023 you can check your race number and start group online. The update takes place every end of month; from 1st, January 2024 every day.

12thDistribution of start numbers

Multi purpose house at St. Martin Gsies

Friday 16.02.2024: 2,30 pm – 7 pm (CT + FT)
Saturday 17.02.2024: 7,30 am – 9,30 am (CT + FT) 2,30 pm – 7 pm (FT)
Sunday 18.02.2024: 7,30 am – 9,30 am (FT)

When collecting your start number you must show proof of payment!

13thTime keeping/Chip
  • Time keeping is done by DATASPORT. The chip is an ACTIVE-Trasponder and it must be returned to the organizer in the finish area. 
  • For not returned chips the participant pays € 50 to the organizer
  • SMS service (information & personal running time): Every athlete, who enters his mobile phone number at the moment of online-registration, will receive information and his personal result via SMS.
  • The first lists of results will be available immediately at the information stand at the finish. 
  • The results sorted out according to age will appear immediately after the race in the Internet.
15thAge groups (CT and FT)
  • 16 - 30 years
  • 31 - 40 years
  • 41 - 50 years
  • 51 - 60 years
  • 61 - 70 years
  • over 70
16thCategory "Just for fun"
  • The Gsiesertal Lauf is pure fun for fun’s sake - without timings or rankings
  • Separate starting groups - no crowding or stress
  • Proposed distance: 30 km - you can also get off the tracks earlier if you prefer
  • Catering on the course, large lunch at the finish, participation diploma and medal
  • Reduced entry fee
17thClothes transport

For environmental protection reasons, clothes bags must be requested personally when the bibs are collected. The bag may be tropped outside of the start area. The bags will be returned at the race finish area.

18thTime limits
  • The 30/42 km races (CT and FT) to Taisten will be closed at 12:15 am at the junction at 14 km
  • The 42 km races (CT and FT) to St Magdalena will be closed at 1:15 pm at the junction at 29.6 km
  • Finish area: 3.00 pm
19thRefreshment, wax service, control stations
  • See route map
    The rich lunch for atletes will be served from 11.30 am - 04 pm in the finish area (with the "meal-ticket" - enclosed in the start bag)
20thPrizes object / money
    • Medal for each competitor
    • Medals for the ranks 1,2,3 of each age group (16 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, 51 - 60, 61 - 70, over 70)
    • Trophys:
      • CT for the first 3 ladies and the first 3 men over 30 and 42 km
      • FT for the first 3 ladies and the first 3 men over 30 and 42 km
  • PRIZE MONEY - Total € 8.400
    • 5 premium sprints (including 2 ladies sprints)
      á € 600 - Total € 3.000

    • Ranking "King of the Mountain" by HOKU (CT/FT) 

         € 300 1. Women + € 300 1. Men - Total € 1.200

 NB: the money is handed over at the price giving

Official Standings - € 4.200

CT prize money 42 km Rank: 1,2,3,4,5 Ladies; Rank 1,2,3,4,5 Men

FT prize money 42 km Rank: 1,2,3,4,5 Ladies; Rank 1,2,3,4,5 Men

NB: The handover of the price money takes place at 3.00 p.m. in the Raiffeisen-Bank. The prizes will be payed out personally (not by order of a third party or payable in arrears.

21stAssignment FIS points

The Gsiesertal Lauf - 42 km FT - distributes FIS points for ladies/men (see FIS Reglement: 2.6 FIS long distance popular competitions)

22ndTraining/Cross country ski pass

The cross-country ski run of the “Gsiesertal Lauf” is already covered in artificial snow for the most part from the beginning of December and prepared daily.
During the weekend (saturday and sunday) people can run without the cross country ski pass.

23rdRescue service

Your own health and safety comes first! Each year we draw up our own “security plan” according to the latest information and approved by the jury. This sets out the precise responsibilities of the

  • emergency doctor
  • the White Cross (ambulance or rescue helicopter)
  • the mountain rescue service of Upper Purstertal
  • the 4 volunteer fire services of Gsiesertal and Taisten as well as
  • the Carabinieri and the traffic police.

The closest hospitals are:

  • San Candido / Innichen hospital: 26 km Tel. (+39) 0474 917 111
  • Brunico / Bruneck hospital: 30 km Tel. (+39) 0474 581 111

Situated in the Finish area with the following services:

  • return of lost property
  • return of equipment left in deposit (skis, ski poles, etc.)
  • sale and stamping of Euroloppet passes
  • sales of meal tickets for “spectators“
  • sale of souvenirs
  • general information

The choice of accommodation is at the discretion of the participant. We suggest you contact one of the hotels on our homepage, or the Gsiesertal-Welsberg-Taisten Tourist Association.


A large car park with space for 1.000 cars is located approximately 200 m from the start/finisch area, and can be used from 6 pm on Thursday until 12 pm on Monday. There is also an area for campers in the car park. WC facilities are available.


Any protest must be submitted in writing by the participant to the race jury within one hour after the arrival of the first participants of the different distances. A protest fee of CHF 100 must be paid at the time when the protest is submitted. The protest fee will be returned if the protest is decided in favor of the protesting party.

  1. Upon entry, the participant declares possession of the medical fitness certificate in accordance with the Italian Law of 18 February 1982, thus exempting the Organizing Committee from responsibility in the event of any accidents incurred during or after the race or damages caused by participants to any third party or third party properties.
  2. By registering, the participant agrees to release the organizer, sponsors, public institutions and land owners from all liabilities.
  3. FIS (International Ski Federation) rules apply for any rules not mentioned here.
29thData privacy statement

Upon entry, the participant consents to the disclosure of personal information to third parties for processing in accordance with the DSGVO (Rule EU 2016/679) regarding the Protection of Personal data. Details on

30thGreen Event

It is forbidden to throw away rubbish of any kind outside the marked service areas. The abandoning of the race track is not allowed due to reasons of nature protection. The track of the Gsiesertal Lauf runs along the wonderful nature. The event is also a Going Green Event.

This is why it is very important to the organiser to respect the conversation of nature and environment. Necessary measures, like sufficient waste disposal points, will facilitate the observance of these rules.

Our 5 most important measures are:

  • Use of digital media
  • Use of eco-friendly paper for pinted material
  • Avoidance of plastic - waste separation
  • Use of regionally - sourced products
  • Organic, climate - neutral packaging
31stEthical Requirement

By signing and submitting the registration form, the participant, in agreement with the representative of his/her team, certifies the absence of any disciplinary measures, whether civil and/or criminal, or ongoing investigations against him/her on account of actions related to doping, and states that s/he has not taken – and is not taking – any substances appearing on the anti-doping list held by FISI, CONI or the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ( Any false certification will be prosecuted in accordance with the law. In the event of a negative result in the anti-doping controls carried out at the Granfondo Val Casies 2019, or of a positive result established in the 6 (six) months following the Granfondo Val Casies Nordic Ski Marathon, the participant must, in compensation for the serious prejudice caused to the image of the event, pay the Organising Committee a sum of €50,000 (fifty thousand euros). If the participant belongs to a sports club, the club will be obliged to pay the fine. The money will be donated to developing youth sports activities.

News & info

Our new brochure is now online

Registrations are open!

Registrations are open!

A very special anniversary is coming up!

Statement – 36th edition february 16/17th, 2019


Wax service

Wax service