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!
Completing a Worldloppet race is a remarkable achievement and worthy of documenting! A Worldloppet Passport is a personal document, in which every completed Worldloppet race should be registered. The official Worldloppet Passport contains a special page for each event in the Worldloppet series. After completing a Worldloppet race, the skier should ask for the official stamp of this event at the race office. A stamp in the Worldloppet Passport is the evidence of the completed race. Collecting of Worldloppet stamps is an additional motivation to practice cross-country skiing and to travel to Worldloppet countries. Today there are more than 18,000 Worldloppet passport holders from all over the world. Completion of 10 Worldloppet Events makes one a Worldloppet Master!
Purchase your Worldloppet Passport from the Birkie Office, by clicking HERE.
Cost for the passports is $43 USD. and will be mailed automatically, unless otherwise requested to pick up in the Birkie Office or during Events.
Passports are stamped in the Birkie Office at 10527 Main Street, Hayward, WI.
More information on Worldloppet Passport benefits and Worldloppet events can be found on the Worldloppet website: HERE
After completing WL races in 10 different countries, at least one of them on another continent outside 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 Breakfast at Birkie 2024
All are welcome to join Worldloppet Skiers, delegates from other Worldloppet competitions, and honored guests at the Worldloppet Breakfast on Friday morning of Birkie week. The breakfast is an informal, European-style buffet.
This event is open to all skiers, not just Passport Holders. Kortelopet skiers in attendance can bus to the start after breakfast. Kortelopet bus departs at 9:00am. Kortelopet skiers only, sorry no spectators.
When: Friday, February 23, 2024
7:30 a.m. Coffee Social
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
Where: Flat Creek Inn & Suites, Hwy. 27 South, Hayward, WI
Cost: $16.00 in advance. $18.00 at the door.
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.
|Kangaroo Hoppet||AUS||Tom Duffy - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vasaloppet China||CHN||Lori Steinbach - email@example.com|
|Marcialonga||ITA||Ben Popp - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Konig Ludig Lauf||GER|
|Sapporo Int. Ski Marathon||JPN||Bob Gross - email@example.com|
|La Transjurassienne||FRA||Dennis Kruse - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|American Birkebeiner||USA||Birkie office - email@example.com
|Tartu Maraton||EST||Janet & Paul Boemer -
|Gatineau Loppet||CAN||Dennis Kruse - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Finlandia- Hiihto||FIN||Dennis Kruse - email@example.com|
|Bieg Piastow||POL||Ned Zuelsdorff - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vasaloppet||SWE||Tom Duffy - email@example.com|
|Demino Ski Marathon||RUS||Ned Zuelsdorff - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Engadin Ski Marathon||SUI||Dennis Kruse - email@example.com|
|Birkebeinerrennet||NOR||Dennis Kruse - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fossavatnsgangan||ISL||Steven Gromatka - email@example.com|