Welcome to the southernmost ski mountaineering race in Europe!

When

March 7, 2024 - March 9, 2024    
All Day

Where

A few words about the event…

Pierra Creta is a ski mountaineering race held in the mountains of Crete. It was organized for first time in March 2014, and in 2015 as a team race with great success. After two successful consecutive editions, Pierra Creta is a bi-annual event! This Spring the sixth Pierra Creta will take place. Come and join us!

A few words about us & the idea…

We are a group of people living in Crete and the idea to set up such an event on the Cretan mountains, came to us with beers at hand. The fact that our island is mainly a mountainous rocky terrain and a spontaneous wordplay with the “Pierra Menta”, gave us a name… And the name was “Pierra Creta” (Creta is the Latin name of Crete). During the early stages of our thoughts about the event, we used this name and eventually became hard to give up on it. We loved it so much and it was so fun telling the others about it, that it became the official name of our event. Please, do not get us wrong but, it is not and never was in our intention to compare with the Pierra Menta (how could we?) and we hope that this is obvious . It is a source of inspiration and a role model to us.

Our effort is to enjoy skimo as much as we can, and along with friends from all over Greece, to promote ski mountaineering in our country and inspire more people to engage with it. Our event is aligned with the above aim and it pursuits to make ski mountaineering, known to people of Crete and to show to other Greeks, already involved, and people abroad that Crete is a place for it.

 

Thursday, March 7th 2024
15:30 – Registration Desk opening (The location of the registration desk will be announced)
Registrations arrangement. Participation package.

19:00 – Registration Desk Closing

 

Friday, March 8th 2024
09:00 – Registration Desk opening (The location of the registration desk will be announced)
Registrations arrangement. Participation package.

16:00 – Meeting for teams arrangement (For all those who don’t have a team yet)

18:00 – Registration Desk Closing

19:00 – Race Briefing (The location of the briefing will be announced)

 

Saturday, March 9th 2024
08:30 – Participants departure for Race Venue (The location of the race starting point will be announced)

10:00 – Race Start

16:00 – Race End

17:30 – Latest departure from Race Venue

17:30 – Free time/rest

19:00 – Closing ceremony (The location of the party will be announced)
Awards and party! The Cretan way… Don’t miss it…