The world's biggest ski mountaineering race is back


In spring 2022, the Swiss Armed Forces will once again host the legendary Patrouille des Glaciers. This event has cult status in the discipline of ski mountaineering racing and runs from Zermatt via Arolla to Verbier.

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In the days before the race, Zermatt is already firmly in the hands of ski mountaineering racers in training. The race, held every two years by the Swiss Armed Forces, is considered the toughest in the world and takes the teams over 112 competitive kilometres.

Military and civil teams take part in the PDG by entering a team of three athletes, which can include men and women.

Following the cancellation of the Patrouille des Glaciers last year as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, it will now take place again in April 2022 after a three-year break.