Mutnovsky Extreme Ski Marathon starts on April 25 in Kamchatka.
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY. April 23. VOSTOK-MEDIA – Mutnovsky Extreme Ski Marathon starts on April 25 in Kamchatka, Vice-Chairman of Kamchatka Government told Vostok-Media.
Mutnovsky Extreme Ski Marathon is the last in a series of events held as part of Kamchatka Skiing Festival, which was opened by the Kamchatka Krai Governor’ Cub Alpine skiing competition and followed by Vitaliy Fatyanov Memorial Award Biathlon Competition and Avachinsk marathon.
39 skiers including four sub-masters, nine masters of sport and three international masters of sports will participate in the ski event, which was last held in 2005.
The 60-km race, which runs from Mutnovskaya power station to Termalny village at a height of 1,100 meters above sea level, will start on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. What make this marathon unique is that the sportsmen will ski on virgin snow off the regular runs with lots of ups and downs, plains and mountains, carrying route maps that show only major landmarks and elevation changes.
Justyna Kowalczyk, a winner in 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Vladimir Ivanov, a 2010 Marathons’ Cup winner, as well as skiers from Moscow are on the entrants’ list.
Kamchatka Krai Gov. Aleksei Kuzmitsky issued a decree making Mutnovsky Marathon an annual event.
In addition, Termalny village will host ski contest for children and other festive events.