The winter events of Visma Ski Classics Challengers season XI are approaching soon. Now, further events are already signing up for the next season, 2021/22.
Brand new in this calendar is Lapponia Ski Week, which takes place from 12th to 16th April 2021. It’s the first 3-stage event to join Visma Ski Classics Challengers.
Lapponia offers unforgettable skiing in unique scenery, with sunshine and snow galore on superb trails from magical forests to wide-open lakes and fells. Organized since 1978, Lapponia Ski Event challenges skiers throughout the skiing week with three starts on three different days.
As Lapponia Ski Week is held in the same week as the Visma Ski Classics Final of the Pro Tour, points received for the Champion and Youth competition will be counted for the coming season XII, 2021/22.
On Monday, 12th April, Lapponia Ski Week kicks off with a 60 km distance. With a rest day between each stage, the competition continues with 50 km on Wednesday, 14th April and finally 80 km on Friday, 16th April. All distances have to be skied in free technique summing up to a total of 190 km.
Skiers competing on the full race, which means on all three stages, collect points that count to the overall Visma Ski Classics ranking. In addition to the 3-stage main competition, shorter distances and classic technique are offered for those who wish to end the season in a different way.
”I am pleased to announce that we have agreed on the Challengers cooperation with Visma Ski Classics. We want to make Lapponia Ski Week, established in 1978, even more international, and I believe this is the step in that direction,” says Tomi Kuosmanen, chairman of the board of Lapponia Ski Week.
A full list of Visma Ski Classics Challengers events can be found here.