Media release Tour de Ski Val Müstair: «Val Müstair TROPHY», 23 December 2020
Val Müstair - Grisons - Switzerland
It has long been clear to those around him that OC President Guido Mittner would come up with something extraordinary for the Tour de Ski, even after, or perhaps because of, this special year. In addition, the Tour is celebrating its 5th edition, it is the starting stage of the Tour and there have never been three race days in Val Müstair before. Reasons enough to create the «Val Müstair TROPHY». The TROPHY will be presented to the overall leader of the men and women at the end of the three race days in the form of a cheque for CHF 5000 each.
"The 5th edition and the year that lies behind us all calls for a goodie for our athletes," says Guido Mittner.
Five challenges and a protection concept
In addition to the TROPHY, the 5th Tour de Ski also attracts with five special course features for the athletes. These challenges are not usual for cross-country skiing races and provide variety and adventure: a steep ascent, a jump, a descent with a steep wall curve, a steep descent and so-called camel humps provide the sporting challenges.
In order for the Tour de Ski to take place at all this year, a protection concept was developed in close cooperation with the stakeholders. This concept does not foresee any spectators. The teams and officials, the media and also the volunteers are divided into different zones, which do not come into direct contact with each other during the event. Different regulations apply in the individual zones; for example, the teams are tested. Protective masks are mandatory for all participants during the entire event.
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Guido Mittner, OC President
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This is an official media release from Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (TESSVM).
About the TESSVM
TESSVM is the tourism marketing organisation for the Lower Engadine, Samnaun and Val Müstair. On behalf of the shareholders, the TESSVM primarily promotes the demand for tourism offers and services both nationally and internationally. Locally, the TESSVM is responsible, together with all stakeholders, for the communication of offers and guest services in five political communities with over 20 holiday resorts. The organisation with headquarters in Scuol launches and coordinates joint projects with regional partners and service providers and ensures coordination with Graubünden Holidays and Switzerland Tourism. The company, which has a budget of 6 million Swiss francs, employs around 40 full-time and part-time staff, including two interns and three apprentices. The Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair holiday region contributes almost 10 per cent of Graubünden's total overnight stays with just under 1 million.
Taking responsibility: CSR and three-dimensional sustainability
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the voluntary contribution of companies to sustainable development, with voluntary self-commitment at its core. In doing so, TESSVM acts according to the principle of three-dimensional sustainability: economic, social and environmental. TESSVM is "climate neutral" in that it strives to reduce its CO2 emissions and offsets the unavoidable emissions through myclimate carbon offset projects. Purchases are made in the region wherever possible and contracts are awarded to local partners. Within the company itself, TESSVM promotes young talent with apprenticeships and internships.