The Mezzalama Trophy Foundation gets preparations officially underway for the XXIII edition of the “Marathon of the Glaciers” due to take place on 22 April 2023

The XXIII edition of the Mezzalama Trophy, a ski mountaineering race that starts from Breuil-Cervinia and arrives in Gressoney-La-Trinité after a distance of 45 km. and 2,862 m. of elevation gain, will be run on 22 April 2023.

Over the last few months, the Foundation has been hard at work setting up meetings with institutions, contacting potential sponsors and, above all, organizing the first edition of the Sky Climb Mezzalama by Dynafit which, after years of everything being shut down due to the pandemic, served as a springboard for the more famous winter race.

«We set the organizational machine in motion with SkyClimb - said Alex Brunod, president of the Mezzalama Trophy Foundation - but the work that lies behind the Trophy is very different, more complex and detailed. Moreover, for this new edition, after the obligatory stop due to the pandemic, there’s a lot of excitement and expectation on all sides».
«We will do everything in our power - Brunod went on – to ensure that the coming edition lives up to the Mezzalama’s incredible history. We will try once again to thrill skimo enthusiasts with something new while at the same time respecting our tradition».
«Being part of the prestigious La Grande Course circuit - concluded Brunod - we have confirmed for 2023 the competition reserved for youth categories».

The first meeting of the Foundation's board officially kicks off this new adventure towards the XXIII edition of the Mezzalama Trophy. The historic Aosta Valley ski mountaineering competition,  first run in 1933, is the only race in the world to take place on glaciers crossing three four-thousanders, the Castor peak (4126 m), the Naso dei Lyskamm and, from 2023, the Roccia della scoperta-Rock of Discovery (4177 m).

Registration opens on 4 February 2023 on the site and closes on 10 April.
The Mezzalama Trophy is a race reserved only for the best ski-mountaineers; the competition is open to a maximum of 300 teams each made up of three athletes. Each athlete must attach a sports-mountaineering curriculum to their application form that proves their ability to tackle an environment as challenging as that of the Monte Rosa glaciers.