News

  • 6 days ago

    English update January 2020

    The time has come! We're getting hyped for the Winter Week 2020 and we hope you're doing the same! Here is an update summarizing, in English, some interesting news items from Vasaloppet’s Swedish website. We'll see you soon!

  • 1 week ago

    Snow report from the Vasaloppet Arena

    Preparations in the Vasaloppet Arena for the Winter Week 2020 are going according to plan. Snow distribution has started and extra snow cannons have been borrowed to optimize snow production.

  • 2 months ago

    Vasaloppet's theme is on Spotify and elsewhere

    It's only 44 seconds long but many people associate it directly with the mood of the Vasaloppet Arena. As has been requested, the Vasaloppet theme is now available on Spotify and as a downloadable MP3 at Apple Music/iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Maybe something to add to the training playlist?

  • 2 months ago

    Vasaloppet news for 2020: Medals for all!

    Getting a medal after finishing is an important symbol for many race participants. Vasaloppet has previously only awarded medals in certain races but Vasaloppet leadership has decided that from Vasaloppet's Winter and Summer Weeks 2020 all participants who complete their races will receive a medal. Three different categories of medals will be awarded: Placement medals, Achievement medals and Participation medals, all in a new design with a nice new ribbon. The purpose is to strengthen the ceremony at the finish and give everyone the attention they deserve. At the same time participants can choose not to receive their medal if they do not want one.

  • 3 months ago

    Climb checkpoint introduced in Vasaloppet

    Visma Ski Classics Climb competition was implemented season VII and has grown into a prestigious one with valuable points to collect both individually and for the Pro Team competition. In every event there is up to two Climb checkpoints. There has not been any in Vasaloppet before but for the coming season X that will change.

  • 3 months ago

    Kortvasan becomes Vasaloppet 30 and Halvvasan becomes Vasaloppet 45

    Two ski races will change names before Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2020. From now on Kortvasan will be known as Vasaloppet 30 and Halvvasan becomes Vasaloppet 45. "We see this as a natural step in our development; the new names fit well into our varied family of races," says Vasaloppet's Development Manager Johan Eriksson.

  • 3 months ago

    Rule change in Nattvasan – now part of Vasaloppstrippeln

    Nattvasan 90 and Nattvasan 45 will, from Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2020, be part of Vasaloppstrippeln 90 and Vasaloppstrippeln 45. Because of this, so-called roping, where participants link up with a rope to help one another, will no longer be allowed in Nattvasan, though participants still ski together in two-person teams.

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