Travel the World and Ski!
The Worldloppet organization promotes the sport of cross country skiing around the world. Any skier can travel to these beautiful places and enjoy great events. Currently the Worldloppet includes 20 ski marathons on six continents; Europe, Asia, North America, South American and Oceania. The Worldloppet is dedicated to presenting the best cross country ski events in the world for all skiers–from recreational skiers who love the sport to elite skiers competing for top honors. Each event must meet rigorous requirements to earn a Worldloppet sanction. More than 135,000 skiers have participated in the Worldloppet events. You can be one of them!
Below are descriptions of just a few of the Worldloppet events.
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Completing of a Worldloppet race is a remarkable achievement and worth of recording! Worldloppet Passport is a personal document, in which every completed WL race should be registered. The official WL Passport contains a special page for each event in the Worldloppet series. After completing of a WL race, the skier should ask for the official stamp of this event at the race office. A stamp in the WL Passport is the evidence of the completed race. Collecting of WL stamps is an additional motivation to practice cross-country skiing and to travel to WL countries. Today there are more than 18000 WL passport holders from all over the world.
Order a Worldloppet Passport or purchase in person at the Birkie Office or during Birkie Week at the Expo or the Awards area. Cost for the passports is $35 USD. Passports are stamped in the awards area after the completion of the Korte and Birkie.
After completing WL races in 10 different countries, at least one of them on another continent out side of Europe, the skier will be recognised as a Worldloppet Master (WL Master).
Friday Morning of Birkie Week, all are invited to attend an informal, European-Style Breakfast Buffet Gathering.
(This event is open to all skiers, not just Passport Holders).
Friday of Birkie Week
8:00 a.m. Coffee Social
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Flat Creek Inn & Suites, Hwy. 27 South, Hayward
$13.00 Pre-registration, $18.00 Day-of
Advanced registration recommended: Click HERE to pre-register.
Interested in traveling to a Worldloppet race other than the Birkie?
International travel can be daunting and overwhelming – especially with ski equipment and dealing with the logistics of participating in an international ski marathon. Below is a list of US skiers that have traveled to the different Worldloppet marathons and can help you out. Where to fly? Where to stay? What to expect? Connect with a Birkie – Worldloppet Ambassador and they will help you with your next ski adventure.
|08.08.15||Ushuaia Loppet||42 Km FT||ARG||N.A.|
|15.08.15||Merino Muster||42 Km FT||NZL|
|22.08.15||Kangaroo Hoppet||42 Km FT||AUS||Tom Duffy - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|04.01.16||Vasaloppet China||50 Km CT||CHN|
|10.01.16||Jizerska Padesatka||50 Km CT||CZE|
|24.01.16||Dolomitenlauf||60 Km FT||AUT||John Saunders - email@example.com|
|31.01.16||Marcialonga||70 Km CT||ITA||Ben Popp - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|06.02.16||Konig Ludwig Lauf||50 Km FT||GER||John Saunders - Johngerdas@aol.com|
|07.02.16||Sapporo Int. Ski Marathon||50 Km FT||JPN||Bob Gross - email@example.com|
|14.02.16||La Transjurassienne||63 Km FT||FRA||Dennis Kruse - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|20.02.16||American Birkebeiner||50 Km FT||USA||Birkie office - email@example.com|
|21.02.16||Tartu Maraton||63 Km CT||EST||Bob Gross - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|27.02.16||Gatineau Loppet||51 Km CT||CAN||Dennis Kruse - email@example.com|
|28.02.16||Finlandia- Hiihto||50 Km FT||FIN||Dennis Kruse - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|05.03.16||Bieg Piastow||54 Km CT||POL||Ned Zuelsdorff - email@example.com|
|06.03.16||Vasaloppet||90 Km CT||SWE||Tom Duffy - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|12.03.16||Demino Ski Marathon||50 Km FT||RUS||Ned Zuelsdorff - email@example.com|
|13.03.16||Engadin Ski Marathon||42 Km FT||SUI||Dennis Kruse - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|19.03.16||Birkebeinerrennet||54 Km CT||NOR||Dennis Kruse - email@example.com|
|30.04.16||Fossavatn Ski Marathon||50 Km CT||ISL||Steven Gromatka - firstname.lastname@example.org|