Where does the Vasaloppet ski race start and end?
The 90 km (56 mi) course starts in the village of Sälen and ends in the town of Mora in northwestern Dalarna, Sweden. It is the oldest cross-country ski race in the world, as well as the one with the highest number of participants.
When was the first year of the Vasaloppet?
Vasaloppet presents the Vasaloppet Year 2020 – more challenges than ever to choose from. In 2020 it will be 500 years since Gustav Vasa’s adventure in Dalarna, 1520–21, and 98 years since the first Vasaloppet in 1922. This last decade Vasaloppet has seen the number of registered participants double!
Why is there a rope at the end of Vasaloppet?
The Rope, also referred to as “The Dreaded Rope”, is a series of ropes drawn across the track at certain times to prevent participants, who have no chance of reaching the finish line in Mora before the area is closed, to continue.
How did the Vasaloppet portal become a landmark?
In 1986, the portal was made permanent and has since become a significant landmark in Mora. A tradition connected to the race is the custom to choose a kranskulla. This is a woman who is given the honor of hanging a laurel victory wreath abound the neck of the winner of the race as he cross the finish line.
What was the result of Vasaloppet in 2017?
Resultat Vasaloppet 2017 Results Jury Information: FIS Technical Delegate: Claude Matthey National Technical Delegate: Chief of Competition: Bo Johansson Race and Course information: Place: Mora, Sweden Course: 90 km CT Date: 05.03
Who are the jury members for Vasaloppet 2017?
Jury Information: FIS Technical Delegate: Claude Matthey National Technical Delegate: Chief of Competition: Bo Johansson Race and Course information: Place: Mora, Sweden Course: 90 km CT Date: 05.03
Who are the organizers of the Vasaloppet race?
The race is organized by the non-profit organization Vasaloppsföreningen Sälen-Mora that was registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office in 1992 and is owned by two local sports clubs, IFK Mora and Sälens IF. The organization has approximately 35-year-round employees who work with planning, preparing and developing the events.