The 2018 sees the grand return of “La Pitturina Ski Race”

The 2018 sees the grand return of “La Pitturina Ski Race”

With the latest snowfalls the Val Comelico mountains, acting as backdrop of the ninth edition of the La Pitturina Ski Race, Ski Mountaineering race that is carried out on the Carnic Alps on the border between Italy and Austria, have taken on a truly respectable winter look. «This snowfall,” said technical manager Michele Festini Purlan, “Makes us feel positive. It has been a couple of seasons without any major snowfalls in November. The weeks that stand between us from the beginning of the next edition are still many, but beginning with these good signs is a  good injection of confidence and good mood for the entire ski community.”

The sport weekend of March 3 and 4 will start Saturday at 6:00 PM with a VerticalRace along the slopes of the Skiarea 3Zinnen  of Padola di Comelico. The pair-team race will be open to everyone, an extraordinary location that will remind the public of great occasions. After the athlete competition are the awards, the briefing of Pitturina Ski Race, the pasta party and dj set at the PalaPitturina in  Sega Digon.

The next morning begins with the ninth edition of “La Pitturina Ski Race”, the classic pair-team race of Val Comelico open only  to the Fisi cardholders. The start is, as per tradition, in Sega Digon at 9:00 AM. The altitude of 2300 meters runs along 20km with a technical and varied  track, so fun and exhaustion will not be missing.

Also for this next edition the “Pitturina Ski Race” will have Karpos at its side. The outdoor brand of Manifattura Valcismon will make the technical gadget that will be given away to all participants. The competitors, in the race pack, will also find many typical local products.

«As the Spiquy Team,” said the new President Nicola Zambelli Spezier – “We not only thought of the competitive athletes, but  like we did in past editions, we also gave importance to the amateurs, and give every ski lover the chance to watch the Pitturina Ski Race as spectators.” In March the get-together “Io c’ero a Km zero” features music, typical dishes and gadgets for the special occasion.” “In addition,” said Nicola Zambelli Spezier, “I want to remind that the two events associated to ski mountaineering: the now classic Pitturina Winter Lottery, with great prizes and draws for the event, and the Winter Comelian Music Tour of March 3, features the best musicians of the Triveneto region in the valley venues.”

The registrations to the ninth edition of “La Pitturina Ski Race” open next December 26. All the information on the website



Saturday, March 3, 2018

– From 10:30 a.m.: the venues of Val Comelico: WinterComelianMusicTour#7

– 6:00 p.m.: Padola di Comelico Superiore, Skiarea: VerticalRace

– 8:00 p.m.: Pala Pitturina di Sega Digon di Comelico: pasta party

– Afterwards: VerticalRace awards ceremony and IX Pitturina Ski Race briefing

– From 11:00 p.m: Deejay Set


Sunday, March 04, 2018

– From 6:30 a.m.: Sega Digon di Comelico Superiore: race packages pick-up

– 9:00 a.m.: Sega Digon: Pitturina Ski Race start

– 11:30 a.m.: Sega Digon: Flower Ceremony

– 12:00 p.m.: Sega Digon Pala Pitturina: pasta party

– 2:00 p.m.: Sega Digon Pala Pitturina: Awarding ceremony

– following: beerparty