38th Planoiras Folk Cross-Country Skiing Race

The traditional cross-country skiing event in Lenzerheide

On 15 January 2023, the traditional cross-country race will enter it's 38th round. Up to 500 runners from Switzerland and abroad will compete in the categories Planoiras with 25 km and Planoirino with 13 km.

38th Planoiras Folk Cross-Country Skiing Race on 15 January 2023


Sunday, January 15, 2023

Test yourself on 25 fantastic and interesting kilometres (or 13 km for the Planoirino) through the snow-covered winter landscape of the Lenzerheide holiday region between the Roland Arena in Lantsch / Lenz and Parpan. Every year, more than 400 participants from all over Europe take part. In addition, the Graubünden Cross-Country Day will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2023. This is part of the Raiffeisen CUP Nordic (BSV Cup) We are already looking forward to your participation and wish you a good preparation. Further information can be found here

In 2023, the Planoirino as well as the Planoirino mini for the categories U14 to U20 will also be part of the Raiffeisen Cup Nordic (BSV Cup). They will run a distance of 9 km, respectively 13 km. You can find more information here. Further information can be found here


General information

Important information about the 38th Planoiras Folk Cross-Country Skiing Race.

General information

Start Roland Arena in Lantsch/Lenz
Finish Luziuswiese Lenzerheide
Competition Free technique, tracks for the classical technique, are available on the whole course.
Registration deadline  

Online: Friday, January 13, 2023 (until 12.00 pm)
Late entries: are possible until one hour before the start in the race office.

Entry fee

Planoiras: CHF 50.00 (late entries CHF 70.00)
Planoirino: CHF 35.00 (late entries CHF 45.00)
U20 – U16 BSV-Cup: CHF 35.00 (late entries CHF 45.00)
U14 BSV-Cup: CHF 20.00 (late entries CHF 30.00)

Race office/Start number distribution


Kultursaal & Mehrzweckhalle Lenzerheide (Schoolhouse Lenzerheide)

Saturday, January 14, 2023: 15.00 pm to 17.00 pm
Sunday, 15 January 2022: 7.30 am to 10.00 am

Start fields/start times

Elite/Elite A: 10.30:00 am
Main class A: 10.32:00 am
Main class B: 10.34:00 am
Afterwards, the pasta party and the award ceremony will take place in the multipurpose hall Lenzerheide.
Organizer Association LLC Bual

The start number must be handed over to the helpers in the yellow west after the race in the finish area. Not returned bibs will be charged with CHF 50.00 to the athlete.



The track of the Planoiras is 25 kilometres long and leads from the Roland Arena in Lantsch/Lenz via Lenzerheide and Valbella to Parpan. The route returns again via Valbella to the Luziuswiese in Lenzerheide, where the finish line is located in the immediate vicinity of the school building, where the race office is located and where the effects can then also be collected.
The Planoirino (13.5 km) also starts in the Roland Arena and leads over Lenzerheide to Valbella Canols. There the course will be turned around. The finish is also on the Luziuswiese in Lenzerheide, close to the schoolhouse where the race office is located.
The Planoirino mini (9 km) also starts at the Roland Arena in Lantsch/Lenz and then goes through Lenzerheide to the Luziuswiese, where the finish is.

Planoiras Volkslanglauf Lenzerheide | © Ferienregion Lenzerheide

Start Blocks

The OC determines the criteria of the starting block allocation; the results of the previous year are automatically taken into account. Requests for reallocations must be sent in good time by e-mail to Kim Osinga (kim.osinga@lenzerheide.swiss). Requests for reallocation will be reviewed by the race director. Decisions are final and cannot be appealed. Late entries will generally be placed in the back block.

Start and Ranking List

Start blocks Planoiras

  • Swiss-Ski squad members
  • Elite Engadin Skimarathon 2022 Women/Men
  • 1–30 Planoiras Overall 2022 Men
  • 1–3 Planoiras Overall 2022 Women
  • Elite A Engadin Skimarathon 2022 women/men
  • 31–100 Planoiras Overall 2022 Men
  • 4–10 Planoiras Overall 2022 Women
  • Elite B Engadin Skimarathon 2022 women/men
  • 101-250 Planoiras Overall 2022 Men's
  • 11-30 Planoiras Overall 2022 Ladies
  • 1-10 Planoirino Overall 2022 Men
  • 1-5 Planoirino Overall 2022 Women
  • All Planoiras runners who do not meet the criteria for Elite, Elite A, Main Class A.
  • All Planoirino runners who do not meet the criteria for main class A.
  • All Planoirino mini runners.

Swiss Ski membership is a prerequisite for participation in the Swiss-Loppet. For inclusion in the overall ranking, registration with the P-No. (=membership number on the Swiss Ski ID card) is required for each run. Retroactive results will not be considered.

Prize money

Men Women
1st place CHF 1000.00 1st place CHF 1000.00
2th place CHF 600.00 2th place CHF 600.00
3th place CHF 400.00 3th place CHF 400.00
4th place CHF 300.00  
5th place CHF 200.00  
6th place CHF 150.00  
7th place CHF 100.00  
8th place CHF 50.00  


Toko Wax Tip

Activ Sport Baselgia presents the official waxing tip for the 38th Planoiras Volkslanglauf. Wax service is possible on Saturday in Lenzerheide and at Roland Arena Lenzerheide in Lantsch/Lenz, on Sunday only at Roland Arena Lenzerheide in Lantsch/Lenz. The Toko wax tip will be posted here on Friday, January 13, 2023.

Postauto in Lenzerheide | © Ferienregion Lenzerheide

Arrival and Parking

By public transport you can get to Chur with the SBB or RhB. From Chur the post bus takes you to Lenzerheide. By car, from the Chur Süd freeway exit, follow the signs to Lenzerheide.

The parking spaces for participants are located directly around the multipurpose hall Lenzerheide. You will receive a valid parking ticket (valid on January 15, 2023) at the race office in the Kultursaal Lenzerheide and can put it behind the windshield. All other parking spaces in the Lenzerheide vacation region are subject to a charge. Shuttle buses will run between the race office and the start area.

Cloakrooms and Depot Effects

Participants will receive their personal effects bag at the race number distribution.
The effects can be deposited next to the race office.

Showers / Toilets / Cloakrooms:
Toilets are available at the start in the Roland Arena Lenzerheide in Lantsch/Lenz.
Showers, toilets and changing cabins are also available at the multi-purpose hall and the Kultursaal in Lenzerheide.


Each participant must have personal liability insurance. The organizer declines all liability towards participants, spectators and third parties.

Planoiras Volkslanglauf Lenzerheide | © Ferienregion Lenzerheide

Review 37th Planoiras Volkslanglauf

On January 16, 2022, 333 participants took part in the race over 13.5 or 25 kilometers in bright weather and best track conditions.

We congratulate all participants for their performance. Follow the buttons below to get to the ranking lists and the personal photos.

Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for their support!

Main Sponsor

Event Sponsors

Kim Osinga | Eventmanagerin | © Ferienregion Lenzerheide
Kim Osinga
Head Office
Planoiras Volkslanglauf
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