The Swedish events Billingens Långlopp and Lofsdalen Epic become part of the Ski Classics Challengers circuit with a 42km race in Skövde and a 55km race in Lofsdalen, respectively.
Billingens Långlopp becomes part of the Ski Classics Challengers circuit with a 42-kilometer race in classic technique in Skövde, Sweden. The upcoming edition will be held on February 3, 2024.
Billingens Långlopp is one of the largest long-distance races in southern Sweden. The competition is popular due to its proximity to many larger Swedish cities where skiing is very popular.
The Billingen Ski Arena is a top modern ski center and hosted the Swedish skiing championships in 2023.
The Local Organizing Committee is pleased to be joining the Ski Classics Challengers circuit:
“After last winter’s participation record, we are now betting even bigger, and we will broadcast the competition live for the first time.”
- Date: February 3, 2024
- Place: Skövde
- Country: Sweden
- Race distance: 42km
- Technique: Classic
- Website: Billingens Långlopp
- Facebook: Billingens Långlopp
- Registration: Billingens Långlopp
Lofsdalen Epic becomes part of the Ski Classics Challengers circuit with a 55-kilometer race in classic technique in Lofsdalen, Sweden. The event is joining the series for the upcoming edition on March 23, 2024.
Lofsdalen Epic is a unique ski race that takes place in fantastic mountain surroundings. It is perhaps the only long-distance ski race where the participants take a lift to the start. The event is also the final part of the Swedish long-distance skiing cup.
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“Lofdalen Epic 2023 was a success with both fantastic weather and a record number of participants. We look forward to a new winter and hope that as many skiers as possible get to experience Lofsdalen at its best,” says the Local Organizing Committee.
- Date: March 23, 2024
- Place: Lofsdalen
- Country: Sweden
- Race distance: 55km
- Technique: Classic
- Website: Lofsdalen Epic
- Facebook: Lofsdalen Epic
- Instagram: Lofsdalen Epic
- Registration: Lofsdalen Epic
Billingens Långlopp and Lofsdalen Epic are part of the 157 XCC Originals, the Swedish long-distance skiing cup. They now join our other two Ski Classics Challengers events on the ‘Originals’ series: Craft Ski Marathon on January 14, at Orsa Grönklitt, and Bessemerloppet on February 18, at Högbo, both in Sweden.
Billingens Långlopp, Lofsdalen Epic, Craft Ski Marathon, and Bessemerloppet are Ski Classics Challengers events. Pro Team registered athletes can collect points for the Ski Classics Champion and Youth competitions in their respective genders.
A list of Ski Classics Challengers events with confirmed dates for season 2023/2024 can be found at Ski Classics. The list is updated continuously with new events.
All participants in Ski Classics, Pro Tour or Challengers events, both professional and recreational skiers, can connect their profiles to Ski Classics’ results database, MyPages.
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Photo: Alexander Arnholm/Billingens Långlopp