A few days after the end of the 41st edition of last 26 January
Organizers are already thinking about when to open registration for 2015
Eco-friendly Marcialonga joins the Province of Trento in the effort for Agenda 21
Additive-free snow on the tracks
The Italian long distance XC skiing race is known as a popular race, but it’s actually more than that. It’s a multicultural festival where people coming from all over the world come together on a charming 70k track. It is also a huge sports highlight with the greatest champions along with the most loyal ski-enthusiasts (known as ‘bisonti’ – bisons) who join the most famous Italian XC skiing race - and among the most known in the world – every year. This contributes to the success of Marcialonga and it’s no surprise that this year as well, while the last participants still had to cross the finish line, a lot of them were thinking about next year’s edition.
The director general of the Marcialonga Mrs Gloria Trettel stated ‘A lot of people were saying to me ‘see you next year’ on Sunday night. Everyone wants to enter their names for the 2015 edition and this clearly confirms the great success of Marcialonga year after year’.
Now the main question is: when does the registration for 42nd edition open?
‘The Organizing Committee will be meeting soon – added Mrs Gloria Trettel – and they will take a decision’.
Thanks to the amazing passion of a lot of ski-enthusiasts the result of this year’s edition is undoubtedly positive.
Once more, this event enhanced its green footprint, thanks to a sustainable environmental approach which is one of the landmark elements of the Marcialonga brand. During 2014, the commitment combined with the engagement of the Autonomous Province of Trento continued by sharing and fostering the efforts needed to reach the goals of the Agenda 21, a global project aimed at the sustainable land development.
The commitment showed by Marcialonga meant to be a major promotional effort in order to spread a sustainable culture, including environmental friendliness and recycling. That’s why each and any rest-stop was provided with bins for the waste collection and sorting, all accompanied by instructions. The use of biodegradable dishes and cutlery represented one of the many initiatives implemented by the organisation.
100.000 m3 of snow were needed for the track – the production process did not involve any additive, which are commonly used in order to stabilise the World Cup tracks. This is another aspect that makes Marcialonga a real green event.
‘We focused on promoting bus transportations before and after the race, both in Val di Fassa and in Val di Fiemme – said the DG Trettel – and about 60 free-of-charge means of transport were provided by the organisation. This meant a considerable reduction within the framework of private means of transport and, consequently, a reduction in gas emissions in the atmosphere.’
‘On the Marcialonga track this year – explained the deputy president Angelo Corradini – we were able to test a new snow grooming model, Pisten Bully 100, which is the most sustainable on the market and cuts 90% of emissions.”
Marcialonga skis green.. and the environment is grateful.