2019

Saas Grund, Switzerland

Introduction

What

The goal of the 12 hours knock out race is to be a fundraiser for the Mentelity Games.

The race will start on the 30th of March 2019 at 4am. In other words you will start the race in the dark and the first few hours of racing will be in the dark seeing the sun rising in the beautiful surroundings of Saas Grund with all the 4.000 meter mountain peaks around you.

The finish of the race is at 4pm. After the race there will be a closing party.

There will be max 100 teams to participate in the race. Teams with professional race skiers, consist of 3 participants. During the race there is always one team member racing based on a rotation schedule you can decide yourself with your team.

The race will be held through a knock out system. After the first 6 hours of racing, the slowest 25 teams have to leave the race. After 9 hours there will be a second knockout round, where again the 25 slowest teams will leave the race.

When and where

The 12 hours knockout race will be held on the 30th of March 2019 in Saas Grund, Switzerland.

More details will be published here soon.

Registration and Tickets

The Hoh Saas 12 hours race is a fundraiser for the Mentelity Games. Therefore each team has to registrate and buy a ticket. The cost of the race is €100 per person (€300 per team). Each team has to raise €500 minimum for the Mentelity Games. Each team can have their own fundraising team page on our crowdfunding page. The team with the highest amount of crowdfunding will start at the first place and will receive a ‘golden bib’.
This means that your team is immune for the knock-out rounds and you can race for the full twelve hours. The start sequence will be decided on the raised funds by each team. The highest starts first and so on. The start sequence will be announced on the racers briefing the night before the race.

Event details

Program

March 29th

  • 18.00 Racers briefing. Location will be communicated at a later moment

March 30th

  • 02.00 All racers will go by Gondel to the Kreuzboden Restaurant
  • 04.00 Race starts
  • 10.00 Fast lane will open
  • 10.00 First knockout round. The bottom 25 teams to leave the race
  • 13.00 Second knockout round. The bottom 25 teams to leave the race
  • 16.00 Finish followed by a party
  • 17.30 Last gondel going down to the village of Saas Grund.

Race Regulations

The race rules- and regulations are here to find. There you find what material is required for the race. For example a head light for racing in the dark.

Wax Lane

Before- and during the race there is a wax lane present with proffesional wax masters to make sure that your skies are in the best racing condition.You can bring your skies here for a small contribution. All the profits from the wax lane will go straight to the Mentelity Games.

Where

The Saas Valley is surrounded by no less than eighteen 4.000 meters peaks! Its breathtaking landscape of beautiful mountains and glaciers is simply amazing to behold. Perfectly groomed ski slopes reach from 3.600 meters a.s.l. right down to the villages. A great network of cableways takes skiers and snowboarders up into the mountains. On top of that, the Saas Valley also offers plenty of other winter sports opportunities such as sledging, ice climbing, snowshoe trails, winter hiking, Bavarian curling, cross-country skiing and much more. Saas-Grund (1.559 meters above sea level) is situated at the heart of Saas Valley, enchanting visitors with its rustic houses and narrow streets.

How to get there

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Sponsors

We are working on our sponsor program. Are you interested to participate? Email us at sponsoring@mentelitygames.com.