WELCOME TO LAPPONIA SKI WEEK!
Lapponia Ski Week will take place from 4th of April to 8th of April, 2022.
REGISTRATION AND RACE OFFICE
Registration is available online or by phone during the event. The link to register will be published: https://www.lapponiahiihto.fi/en/registration-and-prices.html
We will update the information on this web page of how to collect your tracking chips and number bibs. The race office is located by Lapland Hotels Olos and official opening hours will be released near the event.
The number bib must be attached to your front side with four safety pins. In cases of illness or personal medications, please write down the necessary information on the backside of your number bib for the first aid crew to see in emergencies.
The first starting block includes skiers 1-30 in the Full Races. Organizer also reserves numbers 31-50 and race manager and TD may call for some elite skiers with bigger numbers to the front line. In the Half Races skiers with first numbers start from the first line. Event organizers will point out the starting areas for other skiers, according the required safety distances. First starting block will be based on result lists after the first race and those skiers who participate on all three races have priority having small starting number.
Bus transportation needs to be booked and paid in advance on the Lapponia website. Please keep your receipt as it may be necessary for boarding the bus in order to prove your payment if your name is not on the check list.
During the first skiing day (Half Keimiö and Keimiön Kiekerö), you are welcome to leave your personal belongings in the garage number 6 in Olos. During the second skiing day (Half Himmelriikki and Himmelriikin Hiihto) and during the third skiing day (Half Huikonen, Karra Huikonen) those using the group transportation arranged by the event organizers can have their personal belongings transported back to Olos from the start. Please indicate your belongings with your name. The personal belongings will be waiting for you in the garage number 6 in Olos. All personal belongings are the participants’ sole responsibility during the entire race week. The event organizers assume no liability for any personal belongings and equipment of the participants.
SKI WAXING SERVICE
There is a professional ski waxing service available at Olos for payment. Ski waxing room is available daily in Lapland Hotel Olos for free use of skiers. The event organizers bear no responsibility for ski waxing or any equipment in the waxing room.
RACE CANCELLATION OR WITHDRAWAL
If you can’t start or you have to withdraw from any of the races, please inform the race office. The phone number is available during the opening hours of the race office. On the first skiing day, there is group transportation organized from Jeris to Olos for withdrawn skiers. On the second one, there is group transportation organized from Pallas to Olos. On the final skiing day for those withdrawing from Karra Huikonen, the first group transportation from Pallas to Olos starts 6 hours and 15 minutes after the start in Hetta, and then again after the arrival of the last skiers in Pallas. Please observe: During Himmelriikin Hiihto and Karra Huikonen, the pit stop in Pallas closes 3.30 pm. All participants not at the pit stop by then are obliged to withdraw from the race in Pallas for safety reasons. If you have any doubts about your being able to finish the race, you are strongly advised to withdraw.
FIRST AID AND SAFETY
First aid is available at the pit stops. First aid staff on snowmobiles will be patrolling on the tracks and they are recognizable by their clothing. At the finish line there is another first aid service station. In emergency, please call 112. If you feel you need help during the race, please ask your fellow skiers to bring the message to the next pit stop. This is a skiing competition in challenging conditions, so you need to be fit. Please be realistic about the weather conditions up in the fells. In bad weather ski in groups and dress accodingly. Wear sun glasses in order to prevent any damage for your eyes due to possible snow blindness.The event organizers have the right to cancel the competition at any time if the conditions require so. Never leave the track so that the final snow mobile patrol would not see you. There is always soming organizers snowmobile behind the last skier due to safety reasons.
The event organizers reserve the right to disqualify any skier if he/she is not following the regulations or displays unsportsmanlike conduct.
SKIING INSIDE THE NATIONAL PARK
The regulations of the National Park must be obeyed while skiing inside the park. Littering is strictly forbidden. All the participants using energy gels are required to mark packages with name and/or skiing number. Some of the packages will be occasionally checked at the starting area by TD and race director. Empty energy packs need to be returned to trash either at the end of the race or left to service point energy package trash collection nets. On the tracks there are clear information signs telling when service points are near.
The leader of the race is Juha Niemelä.
Long distances men/women, half distances men/women, men/women 60 yrs.+, men/women 16 yrs.
DIPLOMAS, TROPHIES AND PRIZES
Every skier completing the race will receive a medal upon request at the race office.
The prize giving ceremony will take place in the Olos Polar Center in the evening of the final skiing day at 7 pm. Trophies will be given to the best skiers (men/women) and the best team in the Full Race Competition. Additionally, the best three skiers of the Half Race (men/women, veterans and best junior under 16 years) and the best skiers of two classic style races (men/women). The best foreign skier (long distance) in men and in women will also get a prize.
As a tradition, there are rather good and valued raffled prices also, which are raffled amongst all the participants.
The money prizes in the Full Races Competition are:
Men/Women: 1. place 1000 €, 2. place 600 €, 3. place 400 €.
The results are available in the Internet.
All participants must have their own accident insurance. The event organizer assumes no liability for accidents, lost items, theft or any other damage during the race.