This first Matterhorn Skyrunning Workshop, sanctioned by the International Skyrunning Federation, is designed to teach amateur
mountain runners the best practice of skyrunning and to prepare them for demanding races, including trail running in the most iconic location
at the foot of the Matterhorn.
The master-class will be held by world famous experts for a group of 10-15 students, one to one, indoors and out, right on the mountain where most of the action will be.
The instructors will use demos, exercises, real-life examples and give the students personal feedback and advice.
Lectures and presentations will be held in the evenings covering theories and scientific research. Presentations and videos will accompany the
experience as well as recovery activities.
One of the world’s top mountain running athletes, Franco Collé, winner of the Monte Rosa SkyMarathon and three editions of the TorX, he is an engineer and ski and trail running instructor.
Marino Giacometti is the founder of skyrunning, a pioneer in his field and multiple record man, he is president of the International Skyrunning Federation which governs the sport on a global level and counts 48 member countries.
William Boffelli is a true mountain athlete counting three skyrunning wins in the Monte Rosa SkyMarathon and two in the Matterhorn Ultraks Extreme. He is also on Italy’s national ski-mo team.
This workshop is unique by including mountain activities for non-runners
Sarit, a Yoga teacher with 20 year experience, will help preparation and recovery before and after the outdoor activities.
Credit: © Yaniv Shoshan
The Italian side of the Matterhorn around Cervinia offers immense opportunities for
hikers of all levels with incredible views of this iconic mountain.
Credit: © Yaniv Shoshan
With the new eMTBs you can get where you want, easily, but still burn calories. The downhills here are jaw-dropping and fun for all levels of bikers.
Day 1 – June 17 – pickup from Milan airports.
Arrival in hotel and enjoy a little rest.
2-hour walk and in the surrounding area (with greats views of the
Matterhorn). Getting to know the area and the group.
Day 2 – June 18 – base day.
Yoga and warmup.
2-3 hours easy training. Get to know the trails and slopes. Basic technique for ascent and descent.
Afternoon – Steep climbs skyrunning training.
Professional lecture on race strategy and planning.
Day 3 – June 19 – a longer day. 6 – 7 hours. Learning to tackle long uphills and downhills. Working on technique and efficiency, snow and high altitude.
Afternoon – stretching and yoga. Professional lecture on altitude and
Day 4 – June 20 – easy day with a night run, starting late. Easy mountain activity, or a well-deserved rest at the hotel.
Evening – 3-4 hours of sunset and night run. Navigation and orientation at night-time.
Day 5 – June 21 Long and intense day. 6 – 7 hours. Reaching high altitude including snow. Long ascents and descents.
Evening – professional lecture.
Day 6 – June 22 – 3 hour fun route, summarizing everything learnt to date. Or easy hike. Check out.
Day 7 – June 23 (optional and recommended) – 6-7 hours outdoors.
Advanced mountain skills with Franco Collé.
Day 1 – June 17 – 2-hour walk and intro to the area. Getting to know the area and the group
Day 2 – June 18 – base day. Start with yoga and warmup. 4 – 5-hour hike to lakes and mountain huts
Day 3 – June 19 – e-MTBbike experience. Riding up the mountains and along streams
Evening 3 – stretching and yoga
Day 4 – June 20 – starting late. Sunset hike
Day 5 – June 21 – longer hike. Hike to mountain huts, peaks, and alpine lakes. Lunch with the running group
Day 6 – June 22 – Yoga class. Short and fun trip to a river cave, or just chilling before transport to the airport
Participants: € 1,790
Partner in double room: € 1,350