Vasaloppet is fully booked. We still have ten ski races for you in Vasaloppet’s Winter Week 2020
Vasaloppet on March 1st 2020 is fully booked, but you can choose to take part in one (or two) of our other ten amazing ski races in Vasaloppet’s Winter Week 2020. For example in the 40th anniversary of Öppet Spår (Open Track), where the track is exactly the same as in Vasaloppet and it runs past the same checkpoints.
Vasaloppet’s Winter Week takes place every year with several cross-country ski races over the course of ten days, finishing with the classic Vasaloppet on the first Sunday in March. All races run in the Vasaloppet track, in the Vasaloppet Arena; a ninety kilometre scenic nature reserve between Sälen and the famous finish line portal in Mora.
The first race, running on the first Friday, is Vasaloppet 30 (formerly called Kortvasan) from Oxberg to Mora. On Saturday, Tjejvasan (only for women) runs along the same stretch. Sunday follows with Ungdomsvasan for youths up to the age of 16, starting in Eldris and Hökberg.
Öppet Spår, starting in Sälen, runs on both Sunday and Monday (see photo above). Choose either day. On Tuesday it’s time for Vasaloppet 45 (formerly called Halvvasan), which starts in Oxberg and runs along the Oxberg lake before joining up with the Vasaloppet track.
Friday means Stafettvasan, a relay race that splits the course from Sälen to Mora into five sections. The night to Saturday is when Nattvasan 90 and Nattvasan 45 take place, the only two races during the Winter Week where skate style is permitted. On Saturday everyone can try the last 9 kilometres in Blåbärsloppet.
The week wraps up with the world’s biggest cross-country ski race, the massive Vasaloppet where 15,800 registered participants ski along what’s been called the “main artery of Swedish skiing”!
But Vasaloppet’s Winter Week is so much more than just skiing. For example, don’t miss out on the Vasaloppet Trade Fair in Mora which has about 200,000 visitors every year. Or the Vasaloppet festivities in Mora Church, held according to tradition since 1922, with a celebrity holding the ceremonial speech, and the crowning of the year’s Kranskulla.
Welcome to Sweden in February and March 2020!
See our short inspirational promotion film “The Story of Vasaloppet” (from 2017) about our history and our present races:
Upcoming events in the Vasaloppet Arena
Vasaloppet Winter Week 2020
Fri 21 Feb: Vasaloppet 30 (formerly Kortvasan). 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sat 22 Feb: Tjejvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sun 23 Feb: Ungdomsvasan. 9/19 km Start Eldris/Hökberg.
Sun 23 Feb: Öppet Spår Sunday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Mon 24 Feb: Öppet Spår Monday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Tue 25 Feb: Vasaloppet 45 (formerly Halvvasan). 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Fri 28 Feb: Stafettvasan. 9–24 km. Five-person teams. Start Sälen.
Fri 28 Feb: Nattvasan 90. 90 km. Two-person teams. Start Sälen.
Fri 28 Feb: Nattvasan 45. 90 km. Two-person teams. Start Oxberg.
Sat 29 Feb: Blåbärsloppet. 9 km. Start Eldris.
Sun 1 Mar: Vasaloppet. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Vasaloppet’s Summer Week 2020
Fri 14 Aug: Cykelvasan Öppet Spår. 94 km. Start Sälen
Fri 14 Aug: Cykelvasasprinten. 1 km. Lindvallen. Start Sälen
Sat 15 Aug: Cykelvasan 90. 94 km. Start Sälen
Sun 16 Aug: Cykelvasan 30. 32 km. Start Oxberg
Sun 16 Aug: Ungdomscykelvasan. 32 km. Start Oxberg
Sun 16 Aug: Cykelvasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg
Sat 22 Aug: Trailvasan 30. 30 km. Start Oxberg
Sat 22 Aug: Ultravasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg
Sat 22 Aug: Ultravasan 90. 90 km. Start Sälen
Sat 22 Aug: Vasastafetten. 90 km. Running relay for ten-person teams. Start Sälen
Sat 22 Aug: Vasakvartetten. 90 km. Running relay for four-person teams. Start Sälen