Janteloppet relocates to a brand new ski stadium

Janteloppet is being relocated and relaunched with a brand new idea. Petter Northug and Janteloppet AS have agreed with ‘Mosetertoppen Skistadion’ to prepare the long-distance ski race for the following three years. 

“Mosetertoppen is on its solution to turning into the world’s main middle for cross-country snowboarding and is the proper place for our Janteloppet,” says Northug in regards to the new settlement.

Final winter, Northug selected to take over 100% of the possession of Janteloppet from Crimson Bull, which had organized the occasion at Hafjell in collaboration with Northug from the start till 2022. 

For a number of years, Janteloppet has drawn the World Cup elite and dedicated skiers from conventional cross-country snowboarding, long-distance athletes, leisure skiers, and vacationers to a show-style 20-kilometer race at Hafjell, Norway, in April. Northug’s first transfer as occasion proprietor was to include Janteloppet into the Ski Classics Challengers circuit already for the 2023 version. 

Additionally Learn: Eirik Sverdrup Augdal and Ragnhild Gløersen Haga winners of Janteloppet 2023

See the video with the most effective moments from Janteloppet 2023 (The article continues under).

New idea for Janteloppet

Subsequent season, Northug is relaunching Janteloppet in a spectacular model. Not solely transferring the race to the Mosetertoppen Ski Stadium but in addition altering your entire race’s idea. From subsequent winter, the primary distance will likely be prolonged from 20 kilometers freestyle to 100 kilometers basic. The 100km Janteloppet can even be the Ski Classics Grand Finale on April 13, 2024.

For Northug, the relaunch is a milestone and the beginning of a brand new chapter in his long-term plans. 

“Janteloppet has been a lifelong dream of mine, and its realization has surpassed even my wildest expectations. I firmly consider that increasing the attain of races that unite leisure skiers and elite athletes is paramount for the continued relevance of cross-country snowboarding amongst youthful generations,” stated Northug in the course of the Ski Classics event presentation in Might.

Additionally Learn: 100km Ski Classics Grand Finale – Janteloppet ending Season XV.

Introducing the Grand Finale Idea

Ski Classics launched the Grand Finale idea to conclude Season XV with unparalleled greatness. David Nilsson, CEO Ski Classics, defined the thrilling growth in the course of the occasion’s launch in Might:

“The Grand Finale idea goals to create an thrilling and spectacular ending to the season. For Janteloppet, it includes a looping course with numerous sprints and different parts that remodel the occasion right into a fascinating present somewhat than a standard ski race,” Nilsson defined and added:

“The inspiration for this idea attracts from the long-lasting end on the Champs-Élysées within the Tour de France, including an identical stage of spectacle and grandeur. To take part within the ultimate 100km race, leisure skiers would want to qualify, very similar to the qualifying course of for the Ironman World Championships in triathlon or UTMB in extremely working. Skiers have the chance to qualify at Professional Tour or Challengers occasions.” 

Ski Classics Professional Tour Season XV (2023/2024)

  • Occasion 1: December 9, 2023 – Unhealthy Gastein PTT, Austria, 15km
  • Occasion 2: December 10, 2023 – Unhealthy Gastein Criterium, Austria, 35km
  • Occasion 3: December 16, 2023 – La Venosta Criterium, Italy, 35km 
  • Occasion 4: December 17, 2023 – La Venosta ITT, Italy, 10km
  • Occasion 5: January 13, 2024 – Pustertaler Ski Marathon, Italy, 62km
  • Occasion 6: January 20, 2024 – Engadin La Diagonela, Switzerland, 55km
  • Occasion 7: January 28, 2024 – Marcialonga, Italy, 70km
  • Occasion 8: February 11, 2024 – Jizerská50, Czech Republic, 50km
  • Occasion 9: February 17, 2024 – Grönklitt Basic, Sweden, 50km
  • Occasion 10: February 18, 2024 – Grönklitt ITT, Sweden, 12km
  • Occasion 11: March 3, 2024 – Vasaloppet, Sweden, 90km
  • Occasion 12: March 16, 2024 – Birkebeinerrennet, Norway, 54km
  • Occasion 13: April 6, 2024 – Reistadløpet, Norway, 50km
  • Occasion 14: April 7, 2024 – Summit 2 Senja, Norway, 60km
  • Occasion 15: April 13, 2024 – Ski Classics Grand Finale – Janteloppet, Norway, 100km

For extra updates and detailed details about the Ski Classics Professional Tour, go to skiclassics.com.

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