Marmotta Trophy – The legendary ski mountaineering race in Val Martello

The height of Marmotta Trophy

The high-level, high-alpine and highly professional ski mountaineering race in the heart of the Stelvio National Park.

The event takes place in Val Martello, a side valley of the Val Venosta Valley in the west of South Tyrol. Val Martello is part of the Stelvio National Park and, surrounded by the Ortles-Cevedale group, it is also a true paradise for ski mountaineers without any ski lifts.

The event takes place every year at the end of February – beginning of March. During the race weekend, but also during the preparation, Val Martello is completely under the sign of the Marmotta Trophy which includes sport, snow, nature, unique panorama, sustainability and much more.                                                                                                                                              According to the Organizing Committee, this race is a highlight in the event calendar of Val Venosta and South Tyrol and attracts the attention of the international media!


Since 2008 the “Marmotta Trophy” ski mountaineering race has been an unmissable event in the winter season.

The name of the event comes from the Italian word “marmotta”, which translated means marmot; the animal often found in the National Park. The homonymous Cima Marmotta, a mountain much appreciated by ski mountaineering lovers, has also had an influence on the name.

The first edition of the Marmotta Trophy took place in 2008, as mentioned at the beginning. In 2011 it was the first ski mountaineering race in South Tyrol to be included in the ISMF World Cup. So far the Marmotta Trophy has been held six times as ISMF World Cup. It has also been evaluated for the Dolomites Cup, the Alpencup, the Italian Championship and the Dutch Championship. But also amateurs have never missed the Marmot Trophy and were able to demonstrate their skills.

The Trophy

What would the Marmotta Trophy be without its trophy? Probably only half as exciting and interesting! Because all participating athletes strive for the best possible result and for the unique Marmotta Trophy.

This trophy is truly something special and also comes from the Stelvio National Park. Made of the purest marble from Lasa, it is the motivation of the enthusiastic ski mountaineers. Who will be the lucky winner this year?

Trophy made of Lasa Marble, sponsored by Lasa Marmo