Track description

Exploring paths far and wide and equipped with much experience in organizing mountain competitions, we let ourselves be fascinated by the possibility of offering something new. Not a trail run; not even a foot race, but rather a variant that offers the best of both worlds. Those who are fast can run the entire route, which is made up of very easy paths and only a small altitude gain, in a relatively short time. At the same time, those who are less well-trained can calmly face this natural tour of the valley and have an incredible emotional experience. The refreshment points along the route will relieve hunger and thirst, and you will have time to take some pictures on this haute route which always remains at an altitude of about 2000m, surrounded by peaks of over 3000m decorated with glaciers, lakes and pastures.

The departure from Airolo allows everyone to easily reach this unique location by public transport or private vehicles; for those staying in the area for longer, there are ample options for hotels and accommodation facilities. The race ends in nearby Pesciüm, a renowned ski resort that also offers many alternative activities during the summer, where you can eat and attend the award ceremony before returning to the valley by cable car (or by foot) quickly and safely. The finish area is also easily accessible to non-runners who would like to go up to assist their loved ones or watch the arrivals and cheer on the runners.


By car

Motorway A2 (E35). From the south take the exit 41-Airolo. From the north take the exit 41-Airolo. Follow the signs towards the Pesciüm cable car station where you will find planty of parkings.

By train or bus

Please consult sbb.ch – the closest train and bus station is Airolo (approx. 0,2 km from the venue).

By plane

The closest airports are Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) or Milano Malpensa, Italy (MXP).

Nearby places to stay


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An event like Stairways to Heaven would not be possible at all without the irreplaceable help given by volunteers. Starting on Friday and until Saturday evening we must organize every detail and make sure the safety is guaranteed throughout the race, runners fed, awards ceremony ready, photos taken and much more.

Be part of our family, register as volunteer for a day in a beautiful place, with great athletes and a lot of fun t share. Write now at info@ssmm.ch


Do you think your products could be sold at our sporting village during the event? Do you want people to test your gear or equipment?

Well, then this is for you. We have a very nice venue where to meet in person hundreds of runners from several countries and they are looking forward to knowing more about you! Get one of the available spots to install your stand and get ready for business! Inquiries at info@ssmm.ch.