Vasaloppet’s Winter Week 2022
Ski races in the Vasaloppet arena
• Friday, February 25 Vasaloppet 30 30 km, start Oxberg
• Saturday, February 26 Tjejvasan 30 km, start Oxberg
• Sunday, February 27 Ungdomsvasan 9 km start Eldris, 19 km start Hökberg *
• Sunday, February 27 Öppet Spår Sunday 90 km, start Sälen
• Monday, February 28 Öppet Spår Monday 90 km, freestyle, start Sälen
• Tuesday, March 1 Vasaloppet 45 45 km, start Oxberg
• Friday, March 4 Stafettvasan 90 km, five-person teams, start Sälen
• Friday, March 4 Nattvasan 90 90 km, individual and two-person teams, freestyle, start Sälen
• Friday, March 4 Nattvasan 45 45 km, individual and two-person teams, freestyle, start Oxberg
• Friday, March 4 Nattvasan 30 30 km, individual and two-person teams, freestyle, start Oxberg
• Saturday, March 5 Blåbärsloppet 9 km, start Eldris *
• Sunday, March 6 Vasaloppet 90 km, start Sälen (fully booked)
* Registration for Ungdomsvasan will open in September 2021. Registration for Blåbärsloppet will open in January 2022.
Vasaloppstrippeln – ski, bike and run Vasaloppet in one year
Vasaloppstrippeln, the Vasaloppet trifecta, is a challenge where participants complete three Vasaloppet races during one calendar year. Ski, bike and run 90, 45 or 30 kilometres in forefathers’ tracks.
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 from Oxberg to Mora. On Saturday, Tjejvasan 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. On Tuesday it’s time for Vasaloppet 45, 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 warps 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.
The Arena Card gives access to the prepared ski tracks in the Vasaloppet Arena from the middle of December until April. The three track systems Vasaloppsarenan, Mora Ski Stadium and Norra Garberg Sports Center together provide over 100 kilometers of ski tracks.