This race is 30 km long and only for women. An unusual experience where the elite stands side by side with groups of friends competing for fun. The festive mood is high and the track lined with live music and activities. Simply put, it is a fantastic combination of joy, sweat and community. Although the race is relatively short, you will need to prepare well to complete this challenge. Tjejvasan is broadcast live on Swedish Television every year since 2012.

Rules

Classic technique. Any use of free technique leads to disqualification. It is allowed to take off their skis only downhill. International Ski Federation (FIS) competition rules apply. Read the rules in their entirety at FIS’s website.

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Classes

Tjejvasan has a competition class and a leisure class.

Membership in ski club

Participants in Tjejvasan’s competition class must be members of a Swedish ski club registered with the Swedish Ski Association. International participants do not need to be members of any club; they automatically represent their country.

Participants in Tjejvasan’s leisure class don’t need to be members of a Swedish ski club. If you are a ski club member and want to represent your club, the club must be registered with the Swedish Ski Association.

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 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.

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.

Participants in Tjejvasan’s competition class must be members of a Swedish ski club registered with the Swedish Ski Association. International participants do not need to be members of any club; they automatically represent their country.

Participants in Tjejvasan’s leisure class don’t need to be members of a Swedish ski club. If you are a ski club member and want to represent your club, the club must be registered with the Swedish Ski Association.

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 30-kilometre Vasaloppet races during one calendar year.

Read more about Vasaloppstrippeln >