Nordic Days

The next Nordic Day and the Volkslauf will be at the 1. & 2. February 2020. 

02 / 03 February 2019

Throughout the whole weekend, everything in Kandersteg revolves around cross-country skiing!

  • Cross-Country Skiing Lesson
  • 17th Kandersteg Nordic Day
  • 48th Kandersteg People’s Ski Race
  • 4th CRAFT Kids-Cup
  • PICK & PACK - the Swisscom Fun-Category

Nordic Day

Cross-Country Skiing Lesson - for all those who want to test, experience, learn or improve their cross-country skiing!

Date 02 February 2019  
Handing out equipment 9 - 10.45 am "Gemeindesaal" convention hall
Race times 11 am – 1 pm Müllermatte, Start/Finish
Registration deadline    
Register online    


17th Kandersteg Nordic Day

YOU and your friends - The cross-country skiing event for companies, clubs and families! Everyone can join inThe Kandersteg Nordic Day.
All team members start at the same time. For 45 minutes each participant completes as many rounds for their team as they want (and have the energy to do so). The more members a team has got, the easier it will be for them to collect rounds. After 45 min there is a signal, and the new round which has just started is finished and evaluated, target finish is after 60 min.

Date 03 February 2019
Distance/mode Teams of at least 4 runners, age 0-100, appearance is assessed, round of 3333 m in the freestyle technique (classic lane also available)
Entrance fee

CHF 20.00 per participant, Children born in 2003 and younger: CHF 10.00. The enterance fee includes:

Participation in the Nordic Team Race
Completed rounds counted using an electronic data chip
Catering during the race
Participants prize and team photo

  • Handing out of starting numbers and late entries to race: 8.30 am - 1 pm in the parish hall
  • Photo opportunity for the team photo: 12 noon - 1.30 pm at the Müllermatte, Start/Finish
  • Concert of Guggenmusik - Swiss carnival marching band - at 1 pm
  • Official presentation of the teams and evaluation by the jury: 1.45 pm
  • Start Nordic Team Race (mass start): 2 pm
  • Target finish time: from 2.45 pm
  • Then: Announcement of final race positions and prize draws on the Müllermatte, Start/target
Deadline for registrations With payment slip: Friday, 25th January 2019
Late registrations are possible up to 1 hour before the start of the race. Late registration fee of CHF 20 per team.
Registration Online
Lists of final race positions Available online from Saturday, 02. February - 6 pm at
Insurance Insurance is the responsibility of the participants


48th Kandersteg "Volkslauf" half-Marathon

The half-marathon in the majestic mountain world of Kandersteg. Thanks to the easy route it is also suitable for hobby skiers!
The Kandersteg people’s ski race half-marathon is part of the Swiss Loppet series. You can find out more about it
Membership of Swiss Ski is a prerequisite for participation in the Swiss Loppet. For competitors to be included in the Swiss Loppet ranking list, they must additionally submit their P-No. (= membership number on their Swiss Ski ID) when registering for each Swiss Loppet cross-country skiing event.

Date 03th February 2019
  • Handing out of starting numbers: Saturday, 2nd February, 8.30 am - 1 pm and 4.30 - 6 pm (+ late registrations in the "Gemeindesaal")
  • Handing out of race starting numbers: Sunday, 3rd February 8.00 - 10.15 am in the "Gemeindesaal"
  • Start of the people’s skiing race, 21 km (mass start): from 11.15 am on the Müllermatte
  • Announcement of finishing positions: 3 pm in the "Gemeindesaal"
Distance/mode 21 km, half-marathon, freestyle technique
(a lane is made available for classic skiers too)
Those eligible to enter Children born in 2002 and older
Wax-Tipp Here you will find the wax tipp from the company Toko.
Entrance fee CHF 40.00
CHF 55.00 incl. cross-country skiing menu at the "Gemeindesaal" (lunch from 12.30 pm)
Start/destination Müllermatte, village centre Kandersteg
Registration/End of registration With a paying-in slip up to Friday, 25th January or at until Friday, 1st February, 10 am
Late registration is possible up to 1 hour before the start, on payment of a late registration fee of CHF 20.00
Start/ranking list Available online from Sunday, 3rd February 4 pm at


3rd CRAFT Kids Cup 2018

The future belongs to the young people - this is also true for the future of cross-country skiing.
Over 3 to 10 km (depending on age) the children test themselves on an easy route.

Date 3rd February 2019
Distance/mode U8/U10/U12 3 km | U14 5 km | U16 Girls 7 km | U16 Boys 10km (freestyle technique)
Those eligible to enter U16 (born in 2003 and 2004)
U14 (born in 2005 and 2006)
U12 (born in 2007 and 2008)
U10 (born in 2009 and 2010)
U8 (born in 2011 and 2012)
Entrance fee CHF 10.00
Timetable Handing out of starting numbers: 8 am - 11.45 am in the "Gemeindesaal"
Start of CRAFT Kids Cup: from 12.45 pm on the Müllermatte
Price giving, followed by a hamburger party: 2 pm on the Müllermatte

PICK & PACK - The fun category

We are giving the “Kandersteg race” its true character back! Whether you’re young or old, fast or slow:
Before the start, bring your empty backpack along with you. During the race,  you PICK the prizes you have "find" on the way and then PACK them in your bag!
The noble cross-country skiing pleasure over 10 km.

Date 3rd February 2019
Distance/mode 10 km freestyle technique
Those eligible to enter 0-99 years
Entrance fee

Not including "PICK & PACK" rucksack:
CHF 25.00 for people born in the year 2002 and older
CHF 20.00 for people born in the year 2003 and younger

with "PICK & PACK" backpack:
CHF 40.00 for people born after the year 2002 and older
CHF 35.00 people born in the year 2003 and younger

Timetable Handing out of starting numbers: 8 - 11.45 am in the "Gemeindesaal"
START PICK & PACK, 10 km: 1.05 pm on the Müllermatte