La Diagonela | 2022
La Diagonela, January 22nd, 2022
55 km of pure classic skiing! Get Set for the Newest « Visma Ski Classics series»
In réto-roman (the 4th national language in Switzerland spoken by about 60,000 people in the Grisons Canton), Diagonela signifies “diagonal” and is a play on words between the word that signifies classic Nordic skiing technique in German (diagonal) and the chosen route for this new race, that will only be for classic skiers. The first edition of the Diagonela took place in January 2014 with about 150 participants from several nations.
Thanks to a well-functioning organization, in a dream-like environment, the Diagonela was declared a success after only one year. It is now part of the very limited set of renowned races called the “Visma Ski Classics series”.
The next edition of the Diagonela will take place on January 22nd, 2022, with a 27-km (la Pacifica) and a 55-km choice, both of which are, of course, in classic ski style only. The race course extends to the very beginning of fascinating mountains in a beautiful setting. The start of all races will be at the cross-country skiing center in Pontresina. The race course runs via the Samedan Golf Course, on through the “Stazerwald” and across the frozen Lake St. Moritz. Afterwards, the course leads back to Val Roseg and from there continues via Pontresina and along the airfield of Samedan to Zuoz. Via S-chanf it goes into the historic village center of Zuoz to the finish.
The Engadin Valley has it all perfect snow, perfect geographic location, perfect altitude, and perfect dry and cold climate in the winter. Thus, you are assured of excellent Nordic skiing conditions almost all the time and certainly in March.