Glacier Patrol cut short by avalanche danger

Glacier Patrol: the 2012 race was cut short due to snow conditions, even though the skiers race at night when the snow is more stable (photo ©2012 Steve Fellay)

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The famed Glacier Patrol, one of the world’s toughest high mountain trail ski races, has been called off at Arolla due to the instability of the snow. There have been no accidents, the Swiss Army, which organizes the race reported early Saturday, but not all information about the skiers was in yet. […]

Glacier Patrol update: sitting tight


High wind forced back the bulk of racers, continues to roar through Alps GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Weather is playing the tough guy for the Glacier Patrol, arguably the world’s toughest high mountain trail race, as it stops most of the skiers before they can even make tracks. Late Wednesday 25 April, as the starting gun […]

Glacier Patrol features women’s team that’s going for the top

2012 Glacier Patrol race starts! photo: ©2012 Patrouille des Glaciers, published with permission

Legendary race gets warmer but windy weather for one of world’s toughest ski events Swiss army says 2014 race is on Update: the first three groups that set off Wednesday night from Zermatt had to turn back, on foot, due to worsening weather, with gales blowing around Col de Valpelline, Tête-Blanche and Col de Bertol. […]