La Molina + Masella break the world record with 5089 skiers
On December 2011 La Molina+Masella Skiable Domain, with 135 km of ski runs and located in Eastern Pyrenees (Spain), announced that world record torchlight descent would be broken. Now from La Molina+Masella skiable domain we have received the following information:
“Celebrating the World Snow Day, La Molina+Masella has achieved an historic record: 5089 skiers, with torches, illuminated the sky of la Cerdanya Valley and broken the previous world records. In the afternoon all 5089 participants came from far and wide and gathered at the base of the mountain of La Molina+Masella. The group was formed by 5089 people: mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, grandparents, and for over all, children and a group of Special Olympic athletes. To warm up the 5089 participants there was several live children concerts to entertain the boys and girls. As the sun set the participants began obtaining their torches and ascending the mountain with the lifts. At the top they were given instructions, their torch were illuminated and then the magic began. The participants descended the mountain in a slow gentle line which from a distance made for an unforgettable sight. The 935 m vertical drop of La Molina+Masella came alive in the dark.
But the unforgettable moment didn’t end there. The spectacle concluded with a wonderful firework. The event was the first manifestation of popular support the candidature of the Winter Olympic Games Barcelona-Pirineu 2022. We would like to thank warmly the following people; Mr. Lluis Recorder, The Regional Minister for Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat de Catalunya and other authorities, Esport 3 (Catalan TV) for the coverage of the event; the Barcelona 2022 Winter Olympic Candidacy Committee; Mr. Fidel Melero for officiating the record attempt; our event sponsors and partners; FIS and World Snow Day but most of all we would like to thank all the 5089 participants of this special world record."