Glacier edition
March 16, 2024

Even in a winter coat, the Via Maistra in Pontresina is perfect for strolling! Music, local delicacies, warm drinks and a warming fire provide ambience and the best entertainment.

Before this year's "Viva la Via Glacier Edition", the great revival of an old tradition will be celebrated on the Diavolezza with the entire valley on Saturday, March 16, 2024. The traditional popular race “Diavolezza Glacier Race” is taking place on the glacier run for the first time since 1980.

As part of the revival on March 16, 2024, the focus will be on raising awareness of climate change and the associated retreat of glaciers. To mark this occasion, an auction in aid of glacier protection will also take place following the award ceremony, which will take place at 4.30 p.m. as part of the Viva la Via Glacier Edition. Special items will go under the hammer: two fine art pictures by the Swiss photographer Jürg Kaufmann, selected glacier experiences with the Pontresina mountaineering school and works of art by the Engadin wood sculptor Nora Engels, created from the finds from the recent "Glacier Clean-Up Days". The proceeds benefit various glacier maintenance projects.

The exciting promenade program on Plazza Bellavita starts at 3 p.m.

Concert & DJ

When WhoWhere
3 p.m.DJ NenePlazza Bellavita
4:30 p.m.Award CeremonyPlazza Bellavita
5 p.m.Charity-AuktionPlazza Bellavita
6 p.m.   Polly Wants A PartyPlazza Bellavita
7:30 p.m.    DJ NenePlazza Bellavita




from 3 p.m.Vew-Do - Balance Park4YouPlazza Bellavita
from 3 p.m.Sabi's big dreamPlazza Bellavita
from 3 p.m.Tourist Information PointPlazza Bellavita
from 3 p.m.Info Desk Bernina GlaciersPlazza Bellavita
from 3 p.m.Info Desk Club 8848Plazza Bellavita
from 3 p.m.Info Desk Museum AlpinPlazza Bellavita
from 3 p.m.Merchandise Diavolezza Glacier RacePlazza Bellavita



Gastro offers



Grilled bratwurst and pizzocheri

GoVertical & Serlas Parc

Panini caldi, soup and mulled wine

Hotel Bernina-Hospiz

Waffles and warm drinks

Bellavita pool and spa

Burgers, country fries and drinks

Plan B



For night owls


from 8 p.m.

Afterparty with SLATEC

Grand Hotel Kronenhof

from 8 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Party by GIUPO