Sled Dog Racing in the Resia Pass Holiday Area
On the Dog-Drawn Sleds in the Vallelunga Valley
Each year at the beginning of winter, international teams, animal-lovers and assorted spectators gather in the Vallelunga Valley for a very special event: the International Sled-Dog Race. At the foot of the Weißkugel glacier in the Ötztal Alps, 80 teams with dogs and sleds set out on the 20 km long race through the winter forest covered in snow. There are also 5 and 9 km sprint heats. In the Vallelunga the mushers, directing each sled dog team, can rely on ideal winter conditions for training their dogs.