In 2010 Öppet Spår celebrated its 30th anniversary. For three decades the event has attracted adventure loving and well trained participants from far and near. Öppet Spår - 90 km, the same as Vasaloppet - is perfect for those who want to take up the challenge of the world’s longest ski event, but avoid the competitive race stress.
The start is run over an hour from 7.00 to 8.00 am in Berga by. But here, even at 5.30 am, are swarms of people, the majority seeming gently resolute, sporty and well trained, from far and wide. With light skis in the one hand and sticks in the other, they make their way through public and skiers towards the opening for the start. Once underway, after fixing the start and that first uphill, all nervousness seems to vanish – then it’s just enjoyment, the challenge, sweat, adrenalin, blueberry soup, lactic acid and the magnificent scenery through the Dalarna woodlands that matters. And over there, at the end, is the dream of the fantastic, classic, world famous and unforgettable finish.
Öppet Spår Facts
Minimum age: 17
The start is in Berga By, Sälen. You can start between 7.00 and 8.00 am. With the timing chip on your ankle, your start time is registered when you pass the start line.
To continue in Öppet Spår you must have reached the checkpoints in:
Smågan before 10.30
Mångsbodarna before 12.15
Risberg before 13.45
Evertsberg before 14.30
Oxberg before 16.05
Hökberg before 17.15
Eldris before 18.45
All competitors must leave the checkpoints to continue the race at the latest 10 minutes after the time limit for arrival has expired. The time limits are set for safety reasons. In extreme weather conditions the competition organizers reserve the right to change these time limits. If you are late to the checkpoints, medical staff will take care of your chip and transportation will be arranged to Mora.
There are seven checkpoints with refreshments, ski wax facilities and medical service. There is also medical service in the starting area (open from 5 a.m.), and at the finish and the changing rooms in Mora (from 11.00 to 21.00).
Sign up for the race on My pages.
Hosts for Öppet Spår:
SE-792 32 Mora,
SE-780 68 Transtrand,
+46 (0)250 392 00