For those who want to ski the world’s biggest cross-country ski race, going from Sälen to Mora and only competing against yourself. The race follows the same course and passes the same checkpoints as Vasaloppet. The challenge is the same, as is the nature experience. The race counts as a seeding race for Vasaloppet.
Classic technique. It is allowed to take off their skis only downhill. Swedish Ski Association rules for leisure races apply. Read the rules in their entirety at the Swedish Ski Association’s website.
Membership in ski club
You don’t need to be member of a Swedish ski club to participate in the race.
You may participate in the race from the year you turn 17.
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.
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.
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.