After breakfast this morning, say “arrivederci!” to Italy and head north through the Brenner Pass into Austria and on to Oberammergau, Germany.
Arrive in Oberammergau in time for lunch at one of several restaurants in the small town. The hotel can hold your luggage until check-in at 3:00 p.m. You may also use the hotel’s wellness center to change and head out for an afternoon ski.
The hotel is a short 500m walk from the finish of the König Ludwig Lauf ski marathon. You can walk to the finish and ski some of the trail you will be racing on this weekend. While there are several course options, the most likely course will be two 21km loops. We recommend skiing an out-and-back ski this afternoon on the race course, either to the starting area about 4km in Ettal from Oberammergau or backwards on the course until you turn around. You will likely find the skiing on the König Ludwig Lauf course relatively flat, with only a few short climbs.
Bib pickup is also at the finish line stadium.
Return to your hotel to check-in and settle in after your ski.
We have organized ski waxing for the race for you. Remember to drop off your race skis to be waxed as early as possible. The waxers will let you know the best place to pick them up in the morning.
Finally, enjoy a pre-race dinner at your hotel. The hotel also has a brewery. You may wish to sample some of their local beers.