This year snow cover has benn exceptional, which is not without consequences on the ways.
Indeed in medium mountain there is snow left, so we aks you to remain very vigilant and not take unnecessary risks.
Mountain stays dangerous, remenver to inquire before leaving.
2018 Golden Trail Series
Salomon is excited to announce the 'Golden Trail Series'—a revolutionary new trail running race series concept commencing May, 2018. The series will combine five of the most iconic short-distance trail races on the planet into a dream tour for both athletes and fans. The Golden Trail Series tears up the rule book on prize money, the mammoth €100,000 prize pool will be shared equally among the overall top 10 men & women at a lavish Grand Final.
Each of the top 10 traveling with a friend or partner of their choice for a trip of a lifetime. The Grand Final will also act as a stage for the twenty athletes to support a cause they're passionate about.
"Each of the top 10 final athletes will be able to compete in the Grand Final race for a charitable cause they choose to support," says Greg Vollet, Salomon Running Global Sports Marketing Manager. "This allows each athlete to have a voice in the trail running community. For the five qualifying races, the competition will be intense and at the highest level as the athletes compete for a top-10 spot. We want the Grand Final to be different, giving the athletes a chance to support a cause that means something to them."
2018 Golden Trail Series Races will consist of the following events:
ZEGAMA - SPAIN
MONT BLANC MARATHON - FRANCE
SIERRE-ZINAL - SWITZERLAND
PIKES PEAK – USA
RING OF STEALL - SCOTLAND
GRAND FINAL: OTTER TRAIL - SOUTH AFRICA
"We chose the Golden Trail Series races because they are the most exciting races to follow where the winners aren't decided until the very end," Vollet says. "It will be five legendary races full of adventure, emotion and competition, each celebrating a key component of the spirit of trail running. Zegama has the best fans, Mont Blanc Marathon has the best scenery, Sierre-Zinal is the fastest, Pikes Peak has the altitude and Ring of Steall is very technical. So this is the best of the best."
Mont Blanc 80k becomes Mont Blanc 90k
The course of the Mont Blanc 80k race in 2018 will be the same than 2017. But, after different cartographic controles and gps and ITRA mesure, the course length is 91km and 6220m of positive and negative gain. The Mont blanc Marathon organisation has decided to reappoint the race "Mont Blanc 90k", maximum time for the race stay the same in 24 hours.