Travel the World and Ski!

WLLogoNEWThe 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!


Completing a Worldloppet race is a remarkable achievement and worthy of documenting! A 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 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 18,000 WL passport holders from all over the world.  A Worldloppet Passport can be purchased in person at the Birkie Office, or by clicking HERE.  Cost for the passports is $35 USD. Passports are stamped in the Birkie Office after the completion of the Korte and Birkie.
More information on WL Passport benefits can be found HERE

Masters Criteria

After completing WL races in 10 different countries, at least one of them on another continent out side of Europe, the skier will be recognized as a Worldloppet Master (WL Master). 

  • WL Gold Master, if completed 10 WL main races and,
  • WL Silver Master, if completed 10 WL short or main races

Worldloppet Races

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.

EventCountryAmbassador Contact
Ushuaia LoppetARGN.A.
Merino MusterNZL
Kangaroo HoppetAUSTom Duffy -
Vasaloppet ChinaCHNLori Steinbach -
Jizerska PadesatkaCZE
DolomitenlaufAUTJohn Saunders -
MarcialongaITABen Popp -
Konig Ludig LaufGERJohn Saunders -
Sapporo Int. Ski MarathonJPNBob Gross -
La TransjurassienneFRADennis Kruse -
American BirkebeinerUSABirkie office -
Tartu MaratonESTBob Gross -
Gatineau LoppetCANDennis Kruse -
Finlandia- HiihtoFINDennis Kruse -
Bieg PiastowPOLNed Zuelsdorff -
VasaloppetSWETom Duffy -
Demino Ski MarathonRUSNed Zuelsdorff -
Engadin Ski MarathonSUIDennis Kruse -
BirkebeinerrennetNORDennis Kruse -
FossavatnsganganISLSteven Gromatka -

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