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Dario Cologna Fun Parcours gets school children into cross-country skiing


From 17 to 23 February 2014, around 70 children from the Mattertal valley will strap on cross-country skis to enjoy the Dario Cologna Fun Parcours on Loipe Matterhorn in Täsch/Randa.

“Cross-country is cool” – a fact that was confirmed as recently as Dario Cologna‘s double Olympic skiathlon gold in Sochi. This is the motto under which the Swiss Ski Association has set up the Dario Cologna Fun Parcours to give school classes from all over Switzerland an inspiring cross-country experience.

Fun and games
Set up for seven days on Loipe Matterhorn in Täsch/Randa, the Fun Parcours is reserved exclusively for school classes. On various days, six classes from the Mattertal valley will be introduced to the sport during two-hour lessons of fun and games. Equipment and supervision will be provided free of charge.
The following cross-country locations in Valais are involved in the campaign: Täsch/Randa, Goms (in December 2013) and Bex (in January 2014). In winter 2012/2013, approximately 10,000 children from all over Switzerland took part. The number of participants in the 2013/2014 winter season is currently 7,500 ... and counting. The campaign will end in mid-March 2014.

Loipe Matterhorn is perfect for skiathlon
Loipe Matterhorn in Täsch/Randa provides 15 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails with easy and difficult sections, skating and classic cross-country – just made for Olympic gold medallist Dario Cologna.

General information:
Changing facilities: Matterhorn Terminal Täsch and Restaurant Camping “Hole in one” Randa
Equipment: Rental at Alpini Sport Täsch
Price: CHF 6 per day, children under 16 are free.
Entry: Matterhorn Terminal Täsch opposite Taxi Schaller or Clubhaus Golfplatz Randa and Moos

Loipe Matterhorn – perfectly prepared trails for classic cross-country skiing and skating through peaceful and beautiful nature. (Copyright: Joseph Condron)

Children discover the delights of cross-country skiing on Loipe Matterhorn in Täsch/Randa (Copyright: Walliser Bote)

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