Full races include 60 km, 50 km and 80 km tracks. You are welcome to ski each of the full races separately, or combine your skiing distances as you wish. If you ski all three full distances, you are in the Full Race Competition. Teams of three skiers each can register for the Team Competition, which requires that all three members finish all three full races. The full races are available in open classes for men and women. These races are suitable for active competition athletes, long distance skiers and avid hobby skiers who have trained seriously for the races. Please click on the elevation profile pictures to enlarge them.
Olos-Jeris-Keimiö-Jeris-Olos 60 km
Keimiön Kiekerö is suitable for skiers who are eager to challenge themselves! This is a race with exhausting climbs up to the fells and speedy downhill stretches as well. Many skiers find Keimiön Kiekerö the most challenging of all the full races. Not only is this the first race your body needs to cope with, but also the one where you need the most concentration to keep track of your energy reserves. By moderating your speed and observing your energy levels, you can endure the extremely challenging climbs of the trail. Returning back from the Keimiötunturi Fell to Jerisjärvi Lake is quick and easy. After crossing the lake the track gains some elevation as it approaches Olos. Please remember that the long stretches on the lakes are exposed to wind and this can influence your skiing significantly. If you are skiing in a group, do stick together to minimize the headwind -- but please remember to volunteerfor the wind breaker position every now and then.
Your supporters can cheer you in Olos as you start. They can easily drive to Jeris to follow your race there and see the start of the Quarter Race. Olos is also the place to be as the top skiers of the Full Race reach the finish line!
Skiing day Monday 8.4.2019
Classes Open Men/Women
Start from Olos at 10.30.
Please follow the signposted paths to the start and make sure your chip is activated in the control point. The control point in Jeris closes 4,5 hours after the start. All skiers not in Jeris by then are asked to retreat from the race.
Vuontisjärvi-Pallas-Olos 50 km
Himmelriikin Hiihto is a trail that challenges you right from the start. Immediately after the start there are several kilometres of steep climbing to do that require plenty of training. Not only must your condition be up for the challenge but also your nerves as the there aren't many opportunities to pass other skiers. Thus you need to be extremely careful in order not to tumble or break your poles. Listen to your body's reactions going uphill and don't rush it. After the long climb you can enjoy long stretches of downhill. On the way down you will follow the small valley of Nammalakuru and then head slowly up to the fells again. Don't forget to enjoy the scenery as you approach Pallas, where the trail starts descending towards Torassieppi. There is one tight curve where you are advised to follow the outer edge of the track leaning inwards to the curve. If the conditions are right, the first part of the trail to Torassieppi will be fast, but remember to slow down before crossing a narrow bridge. Then a slow and steady climb towards Olos begins. Pay attention to your energy reserves and save something for the final kilometres as well.
Skiing day Wednesday 10.4.2019
Classes Open Men/Women
Bus from Olos to Start in Vuontisjärvi at 8.30
Start from Vuontisjärvi Lake at 10.30
Please follow the signposted paths to the start and make sure your chip is activated in the control point. If the weather is sunny, you are advised to wear sunglasses. The control point in Pallas closes 3,5 hours after the start. All skiers not in Pallas by then are asked to retreat from the race.
Hetta-Pallas-Olos 80 km
The longest trail of the Lapponia Ski Event, Karra Huikonen, is an all-time favorite among many competition skiers. Despite its length Karra Huikonen runs on a rather easy terrain. It starts from the Ounasjärvi Lake with a slow and easy climb up to the open fells. A variable terrain of ups and downs takes you to Sioskuru and then to Pahakuru. A few short but challenging downhills await you before Hannukuru. From Hannukuru onwards today's trail meanders through magical forests, only climbing once more to the open fell country. From Pallas the trail starts descending towards Torassieppi. There is one tight curve where you are advised to follow the outer edge of the track leaning inwards to the curve. If the conditions are right, the first part of the trail to Torassieppi will be fast, but remember to slow down before crossing a narrow bridge. From Torassieppi, a slow and steady climb towards Olos begins. What makes Karra Huikonen so challenging is the entire length and also the unforeseeable weather conditions of the open fell country. At the same time, with the right weather conditions, this is a trail with breathtaking sceneries!
Skiing day Friday 12.4.2019
Classes Open Men/Women
Bus from Olos to Start in Hetta at 7.00
Start from Ounasjärvi Lake at 9.00
Please follow the signposted paths to the start and make sure your chip is activated in the control point. For safety reasons, never leave the marked track. If you are caught up in bad weather, please stop and wait for other skiers and continue in groups. Up in the open fell country, you are strongly advised to wear sunglasses. The control point in Pallas closes 6 hours after the start in Hetta. All skiers not in Pallas by then are obliged to withdraw from the race in Pallas for safety reasons.