Date: March 1, 2020
Active years: 97
Record number of participants: Main race Vasaloppet 16 150, Total number of ski racers in Vasaloppet’s winter week: 68 000.
Distance: 90 km
Number of VSC sprints/climbing points: 2 sprints / 1 climb (first uphill)
Service stations: 7
Vasaloppet is not just the biggest ski race in the world; it is also one of the biggest sport events. The brand has evolved into an institution with annual summer and winter weeks with several events and activities.
Since the beginning in 1922 over 1.5 million participants have passed the finish line portal in Mora. Many know the origin and the saga of the race that dates back to 1520 when Gustav Eriksson Vasa rebelled against Denmark and eventually became the first king of free Sweden.
The 90 km main race on the first Sunday of March is the longest, oldest and most prestigious ski race in Visma Ski Classics. It is the one that every pro skier truly wants to win as everyone knows that a victory in Vasaloppet makes you a cross country skiing legend.
New for this year is that the event will have a climb position after 3km at the top of the first notorious uphill!