Weissbad Appenzell, Switzerland
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Der verrückteste Team Race im Appenzeller Alpstein!


Do you have any questions about ALPSTEIN CROSSING? Here you will find all the important answers.


When will the next edition of ALPSTEIN CROSSING take place?

ALPSTEIN CROSSING 2024 will take place next time on Saturday, September 14, 2024. There is no postponement date.

When will the final implementation be communicated?

The definite execution of ALPSTEIN CROSSING will be communicated on the Wednesday before the race on the website as well as on the social media channels.


Do both categories start together?

Both categories Hike&Fly and Trail Running start together. The start is carried out as a “mass start”. There is no order. All ALPSTEIN CROSSING participants start together at the same time.

Can I change the category?

In general, the category cannot be changed. For example, if the weather forecast for flying weather is expected to be bad, you cannot change the category. Hike&Fly participants keep the category.


Where can I register with my team?

You can register with the team at https://alpstein-crossing.ch/race/registration/.

Until when can I register?

You can register with your team until August 31. The Top 10 of ALPSTEIN CROSSING are automatically registered and entered again for the following year.

Can the information be changed by the team?

Under the My Team Portal https://alpstein-crossing.ch/race/my-team/, the team chief can change the details up to one week before the race. This applies to the equipment as well as to the team members.

Can a Team Member only be registered in pairs?

No, a team of three (3) Team Members must be fully registered and must turn up for check-in in full.

Can student pilots register?

No student pilots are admitted to the race! Entries will be accepted for student pilots, but must have the required Race Rules license by race day. If the athlete does not have a valid license on the race day, he/she is not allowed to start at the race.


Is a harness allowed without a protector?

No, a protector according to LFTis mandatory for ALPSTEIN CROSSING. There are no exceptions.

Is it allowed to fly without a protector?

No, a protector according to LTF is mandatory for every participant!

Is it allowed to fly a harness without LTF?

Yes, the harness itself usually does not have LFT approval. ENapproval is sufficient. However, this does not apply to the protector. This must be approved according to LTF! Meaning, harness min. EN and protector LTF!


When should I be on site on race day at the latest?

Since you have to check-in as a team at ALPSTEIN CROSSING, it is very useful to arrive already one day before the race and participate at Check-In 1. Here you can find all details about the Check-In https://alpstein-crossing.ch/race/check-in/

You can find the effective times here. https://alpstein-crossing.ch/race/times/

What is the best way to get to the race?

Whether as visitor or participant. The best way to get to ALPSTEIN CROSSING is by public transport. There are only a limited number of parking spaces around the homebase.

Participants will receive instructions before the race if arriving by car. You can find more information here https://alpstein-crossing.ch/race/anreise/


Is there any food available during the race?

In principle, there are no special refreshment stands during the race. Water and fruit will be provided at the home base.

On race day, as a participant you will receive one token for a hot meal (vegetarian) after the race and one token for a non-alcoholic drink.

Please provide yourself with the necessary calories and electrolytes for the race. Each participant’s diet is so individual that we do not provide special drinks, bars, gels or the like. Participants have access to a water tap.

Is there a gastro for visitors?

A complete catering service is available for visitors. Find more hints here. https://alpstein-crossing.ch/race/foodbeverage/


Will there be a shower after the race?

Unfortunately there is no facility for a shower after the race. However, there is a cool creek at the home base. Brrrr…

What if I have to go to the bathroom during the race?

There are separate WC’s for participants so you don’t have to wait in line. Please use the public toilets or the mountain restaurants.