Classic technique. Any use of free technique leads to disqualification. It is allowed to take off their skis only downhill. International Ski Federation (FIS) competition rules apply. Read the rules in their entirety at FIS’s website.
The length of your ski pole is an individual choice, but there is a rule limiting the maximum length to 83 percent of your height, while wearing ski boots. Measure according to image.
You can measure your ski poles outside the Trade Fair in Mora and by the number bib tents at the starts in Sälen and Oxberg.
Time penalty for littering in the Vasaloppet Arena
It is allowed to throw garbage in three different ways during Vasaloppet’s Winter Week, you will be caught by throwing debris otherwise you may be penalized with a time penalty of 15 minutes. You must throw litter:
- In the bins at the Vasaloppet checkpoints.
- In the marked littering zones between each Vasaloppet checkpoint.
- Where you as a participant know that a team leader or associate will pick up what you throw.
Participants in Tjejvasan’s competition class must be members of a Swedish ski club registered with the Swedish Ski Association. International participants do not need to be members of any club; they automatically represent their country.
Participants in Tjejvasan’s leisure class don’t need to be members of a Swedish ski club. If you are a ski club member and want to represent your club, the club must be registered with the Swedish Ski Association.
A competitor will automatically be disqualified if he/she participates in the competition under false pretences such as starting under false name/with false timing chip or practice any unsportsmanlike behaviour. The Race Director and/or Race Secretary have authority to disqualify, penalize or ban from participation if evidence of rule infraction is submitted after the race is completed and after the Jury has finished their work.
How to influence your start position
In Tjejvasan there is a competition class and a leisure class. To register for the competition class you need a result from Kortvasan or Tjejvasan from within the past two years. You can also send in results from other ski races to seed yourself to the competition class; more on this on the page Seeding.
For first time praticipants, start positions for Tjejvasan’s leisure class are based on registration dates. For those who have participated in Kortvasan or Tjejvasan within the past two years, start positions are based on previous results. For certain start groups in the leisure class one can be seeded from other ski races; more on this on the page Seeding.
Information is sent out to clubs and participants active in the elite group.
More information on elite groups can be found on the page Seeding.
Getting to the start
Once in place at the event you can take the Vasaloppet busses to the start and back home after your finish. With the busses you’re guaranteed to arrive well rested and on time, and you can leave your car at home. Tickets are sold at vasaloppet.se, in Vasaloppet’s House, at the bus entrances, and at the race offices in Sälen and Mora. We recommend advance booking to secure your place!
On the page Traffic and transport you’ll find timetables, bus stops and ticket booking. You can also get to the start area by car, in which case we recommend leaving in very good time!
Through Vasaloppet’s official wax services you can get your skis waxed before the race. Vasaloppet’s wax services can be booked in advance, though the number of pre-bookings is limited.