Top Event Engadin

12th Engadine La Diagonela

Sat, 18.01.2025 - Sun, 19.01.2025
Engadin La Diagonela is the biggest cross-country skiing race in the classic technique in Switzerland. On Sunday with ‘La Sfida’ in free technique.

Saturday, 18 January 2025

La Diagonela, 55 km, classic technique (+694m / -740m)

This attractive 56 km route starts in Pontresina and leads via Celerina, the Stazerwald forest and the famous Lake St. Moritz to St. Moritz. The route continues back to Pontresina via the Stazerwald forest and the natural Val Roseg valley. However, the finish is not yet reached: the route runs alongside Samedan airport, passes the typical Engadine village of La Punt-Chamues-ch and continues via S-Chanf to Zuoz. The finish in the village centre of Zuoz is guaranteed to give you goosebumps.

La Pachifica, 25 km, classic technique (+332m / -378m)

The little sister of La Diagonela, La Pachifica, also starts in Pontresina. Participants run directly to Zuoz and enjoy the finish in the historic village centre of Zuoz. The final ascent into the village demands everything from all participants. La Pachifica is part of the Swiss Loppet.

La Cuorta, 6 km, classic technique (+131m / -84m)

The La Cuorta cross-country race offers all newcomers an attractive route and an unforgettable classic experience in a familiar and relaxed environment. The finish is in the historic village centre of Zuoz, just like the big ones.

Sunday, 19 January 2025

La Sfida, 28km, free technique (+397m / -268m)

In addition to the races in classic technique, La Sfida in free technique provides an additional challenge on Sunday. The start is in the Zuoz cross-country skiing centre and the route largely follows the La Diagonela and ski marathon route to the finish in Silvaplana-Surlej.

Further information:

There will be a combined classification with La Pachifica (25 km classic) and La Sfida (28 km free style). Participants who complete both races will automatically have their times added together for the skiathlon classification.

La Sfida is the ideal preparation for the Engadin Skimarathon - albeit in the opposite direction.

Free start for youngsters: Young people born in 2005 and younger start for free. Registration by e-mail to with the following details: Surname, first name, home address, date of birth, mobile number, e-mail, club if applicable, desired running distance, emergency contact (surname, first name, mobile number).

Registration and information:

Verein La Diagonela
Quadratscha 18
CH-7503 Samedan
+41 81 851 60 88