Photo credit Marco Spataro Monte Rosa Ski

The TROFEO MEZZALAMA , held in odd-numbered years, is part of La Grande Course of ski mountaineering races. This glacier marathon is a  three-person team competition that necessitates super endurance,  with more than 3000 meters of climbing and just over 37 km in distance, plus a knowledge of alpine conditions and the ability to ski down hill too. Not for the faint-of-heart, or those who do not have complete trust in their teammates. since narrow crests are to be navigated roped to each other.  If the weather is good enough for views and competitors have a chance to look, they will be rewarded with one of the most incredible routes in the Alps. This year’s race starts in Breuil-Cervinia passing over the Klein Matterhorn and Monte Rosa to finish in Gressoney-La Trinité.