Since the first Vasaloppet 1922, millions of people have skied from Sälen to Mora. Daytime 90 kilometres is a tough challenge. At night it becomes an adventure. In your backpack you pack all the food and equipment you think you need. The darkness and silence closes around you the moment you leave the start in Berga by. After that, only the stars and your headlamps light the way.

Rules

Nattvasan 90 is a freestyle race, which means you can choose between classic skiing and skate. You can go individually or in couples.

If you participate as couple – in a team of two – the distance between you at the finish line must be no greater than 20 seconds. Both participants must complete the race in order for the team to get a valid finish time. The team shall finish with the same skis they started with. Changing skis with one another within the team is allowed. So-called roping, participants linking up with a rope to pull each other forwards, is not allowed.

Nattvasan 90 is an leisure race where no winner is crowned. Swedish Ski Association rules for leisure races apply. Read the rules in their entirety at the Swedish Ski Association’s website.

Swedish Ski Association’s website

Minimum age

You may participate in the race from the year you turn 17.

Pole rules

The length of your ski pole is an individual choice, but there is a rule in classic skiing limiting the maximum length to 83 percent of your height, while wearing ski boots. You can measure your ski poles outside the Trade Fair in Mora and by the start number tents at the starts in Sälen and Oxberg.

Equipment requirements

All participants are required to be equipped with:

  • A headlamp
  • One litre liquid
  • Liquid container that you can fill up at the refreshment stations. A plastic cup or similar. We do not provide disposable cups.

Other equipment we strongly recommend bringing in your backpack or similar:

  • Windproof jacket and trousers
  • Underwear shirt
  • Extra hat and gloves
  • First aid equipment
  • One litre liquid
  • Energy bar or similar
  • Extra battery for the headlamp.
Time penalty for littering in the Vasaloppet Arena

It is allowed to throw garbage in three different ways during Vasaloppet’s Winter Week. If 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.
False pretences

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.

Vasaloppstrippeln – three Vasaloppet in one year

Vasaloppstrippeln, the Vasaloppet trifecta, is a challenge where participants complete three 90-kilometre Vasaloppet races during one calendar year.

Read more about Vasaloppstrippeln >