König Ludwig Lauf e.V. 
Passionswiese 5

82487 Oberammergau 

Dear Cross-Country Skiers,
as we read at the comments on our Facebookpage, some of you are interested to participate at the Cross-Country-Event on the following weekend in Seefeld. We like to inform our skiers that this event is NOT a part of the Worldloppetseries.

Cancellation 2016

The 44. König Ludwig Lauf has been cancelled due to insufficient natural snow. Persistent above-freezing temperatures have made it impossible to prepare the race route, many kilometers of which are completely without snow cover. Therefore, the organizers were forced to cancel the traditional cross-country skiing event.

“We regret that this has happened. Temperatures remain above freezing in Oberammergau and Ettal and it is supposed to get even warmer in the coming days. Unfortunately, this critical situation has forced us to definitively decide that this year’s 44.König Ludwig Lauf will not happen

The organisers tried until the last minute to save the situation. They brought in natural snow to the trail in December, but the unfavourable weather frustrated their efforts. “As long as temperatures stayed below the freezing point, we intensively produced artificial snow, with which we covered parts of the trail. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough. We have had warm weather in the Ammergebirge for several weeks already,” said Hans Reicherl, chairman of the organising committee.

Until the last moment, the organisers considered a number of alternative variants. However, postponement of the 44. König Ludwig Lauf is not possible because of the crowded schedule of the Visma Ski Classics long-distance cross-country series and the firmly set dates in the Woldloppet long-distance cross-country series.

“We’re sorry about the cancellation of the race, which all of us had greatly looked forward to and the preparation of which our organising team had worked on all year.

Even though it is common that participants do not receive any compensation in such cases, which is stated in the race’s terms and conditions, we have decided to offer registered racers a reimbursement from 50 %. At the same time will not be a liquidation price for our race in 2017. The reimbursement from 50 % will be returned to racers’ bank accounts upon request.

Because it was expected until the last minute that the race would take place, the organisers had completed most of the preparatory works including production of starting numbers, as well as preparation of starting bags and race facilities. The costs of the event reached 80 percent of the total anticipated expenditures.

The starting fee for 2017 will remain the same as the amount for this year.


The reimbursement can be claimed in this period only to www.Koenig-Ludwig-Lauf.com

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Dear cross-country skiers,

we´re looking forward you have found your way back to website in 2016. Like every year we´re trying to present you a perfect race in a convenient surrounding area. „We create emtions“ as our slogan is what we work for.
We also would like to say thank you für your confidence and loyalty. In our websites we bunched a lot of information about the König Ludwig Lauf, the infrastructure and the Ammergauer Alps together.
We wish you a succesful race and a lot of emotions to take home with you in the Ammergauer Alpen.

The König Ludwig Lauf is part of Worldloppet and also a part of the famous Ski-Classics series.

The König Ludwig Lauf is held every year on the first weekend of February 50 km and 23 km in both classical and free technique. Every year there will also held the World Medical Cross Country Championships (WMCC) in the distances about 50km CT and 23km FT.

We will be very happy to have you in the Ammergauer Alps for the König Ludwig Lauf 2017.

Your König Ludwig Lauf Team

The next König Ludwig Lauf will be held on 04./05. February 2017



New course maps

The new course maps are available for download. Please click here.

Skitest and track inspection

Register for free to the skitest and track inspection on 4th February in Ettal.

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