SKIRI TROPHY X COUNTRY IN ITALY FORMER TOPOLINO XC SKIING TROPHY NEXT JANUARY

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Skiri Trophy XCountry next 21 and 22 January in Italy’s Val di Fiemme
The Topolino XC Skiing Trophy changes name but not its…mission
Zorzi, Confortola, Longa, Genuin, Majdič and Valbusa among the past champions
Over 1.300 racers in the 2016 event

For years it has been viewed as World’s most important event for young Nordic skiers and it will all be the same in the future, starting from January 2017. The new Skiri Trophy Xcountry in Italy’s Val di Fiemme (21-22 January 2017) is nothing but the former Topolino XC Skiing Trophy that changes its name but not its mission and calls hundreds of XC skiers from all over the planet to have some real fun in the snow.

Since 1984, the Italian event has launched future Nordic Skiing champions such as Cristian “Zorro” Zorzi, Petra Majdič, Sabina Valbusa, Antonella Confortola, Vesna Fabjan, Marianna Longa, Magda Genuin, Lara Peyrot and Giulia Stuerz among others. And every year, some of them come back to the 2-day amazing sport event organised by the Sporting Club G.S. Castello di Fiemme and enjoy the ‘Revival’ event along with kids who have all the dream to become XC skiing champions one day.

As in the past, the competitions inside the Skiri Trophy Xcountry are in classical technique and the participants are divided into four categories, depending on their age: Baby and Cuccioli on Saturday, Ragazzi and Allievi on Sunday.

The name change was decided by Walt Disney Italia. Nevertheless the Italian OC showed enthusiasm in facing the new challenge and confirmed the event amongst the Dolomites, plus managed to attract new commercial partners such as the Kinder chocolate brand and the Ferrero Group whose project named ‘Kinder + Sport Joy of Moving’ perfectly fits into the event’s aims.

Entries to the 2017 Skiri Trophy Xcountry will open in a few days. Kids of all continents unite in Val di Fiemme next 21 and 22 January.