Amazing European Events In 2016

11 Dec 2015


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With 2016 just around the corner we’ve decided to bring you six amazing events that are a must for any ski, cross-country or running fans in Europe looking to try something new in the New Year.


From an Austrian comedy festival to our very own Crystal Run in Paris, there’s something for everyone.


Odlo Crystal Run


Where: Paris, France


When: February 14, 2016


Cost: 35 € entry for first 2,500 registrations. 120 € per team of four


What’s it all about?


The Odlo Crystal Run is first and foremost a 10K race that takes place at the heart of winter in the streets of Paris. Its route won’t leave you cold: Hôtel de Ville, banks of Seine, Tour Eiffel, Paris are all your feet… or better, at your running shoes! The Crystal Village will include igloos, Saint-Bernard, raclette and cheese fondue – what more do you want? After all the running is done you will be able to enjoy music from La Folie Douce and Deeze, creating a festival-like party atmosphere. Music, spectacle and mulled wine will all give you a warm Sunday afternoon down on the riverbank.


Crystal Run Middle



Altitude Comedy Festival


Where: Mayrhofen, Austria


When: January 11-15, 2016


Cost: £157 early bid tickets


What’s it all about?


Altitude allows the opportunity to combine a day on the slopes with live comedy at an array of venues around Mayrhofen. The popular festival is now in it's 10th year of running. Curated by comedian and snowboarder Andrew Maxwell, the festival has hosted an array of talent including Britain’s Al Murray and Phil Jupitus to name a few. This year's acts include Sean Lock, John Bishop, Jim Jefferies, Katherine Ryan, Beardyman and Steven K Amos.


Altitude Comedy Festival

© Altitude Comedy Festival


Horizon Festival


Where: Bansko, Bulgaria


When: March 12-17, 2016


Cost: £259 festival, lift pass and accommodation package


What’s it all about?


After three successful years, Horizon returns for another week of slopes by day, rave by night in Bulgaria’s biggest resort, where they’re proud of their £2-a-pint reputation. Last season's venues included abandoned secret hotels, mountain stages in the forest, underground clubs, poolside chill-out spots and more. There's a rich and varied line up of electronic musicians including Leon Vincent, John Talabot, Goldie and Kink.


Horizon Festival

© Horizon Festival


Aufi Owi – Ski Touring Race


Where: Kaprun, Austria


When: February 5, 2016


Cost: 30 € team entry


What’s it all about?


A team event for amateur cross-country athletes on the legendary Schaufelberg route, this little known event will really put you to the test as you compete to be the winning team. The route includes a 1.5km climb and is open to teams of men, women or mixed and you are able to relax after the event with spa treatment and food and drink. For an experience like no other, get yourself along and take part! Who knows, if your team can manage a top five finish you will find yourself as part of the award ceremony.


Engadin Skimarathon

© Zell am See Kaprun


Engadin Skimarathon


Where: Engadin, Switzerland


When: March 13, 2016


Cost: 95 € entry by December 31


What’s it all about?


The Engadin Skimarathon is not only the most well-known sporting event in the country, but also a beloved meeting point for the world’s elite, allowing amateurs and professionals cross over in a truly wonderful event. Odlo ambassador and World and Olympic Champion cross-country skier Dario Cologna has won the event multiple times, proving exactly how highly regarded it is. Now heading into it’s 57th year, the event has attracted over 13,500 participants in past years and will see people from 50 different countries converge on the Swiss mountain in Engadin. If you don’t think you can complete the full marathon there is also a half-marathon race on offer, as well as the women’s race. For a true ski spectacle that brings huge diversity and a real sense of Swiss sporting culture, get your place booked now!


Engadin Skimarathon

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