Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2017 starts on Friday, February 24, with Kortvasan. So far, participants from 58 different nations, from all continents, have registered for Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2017. The earlier record of 55 nations was from 2016.
Apart from Sweden there are participants from 57 nations, making a total of 58. For comparison, the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun 2015 had participants from 55 nations and the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti 2017 will have participants from 60 nations.
Vasaloppet's Winter Week takes place February 24 – March 5, 2017. In total there are over 7,200 international participants registered, of which about 3,300 are in Vasaloppet on March 5. The overview below shows how many skiers so far (as of 2017-02-14) are registered from the 15 nations with most participants (excluding Sweden).
FACTS/Number of registrants for Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2017, by nation:
Norway – 2767
Denmark – 1183
Finland – 863
Germany – 466
Estonia – 267
Czech Republic – 254
Switzerland – 231
United Kingdom – 152
Netherlands – 140
Iceland – 131
Russia – 131
France – 127
Austria – 103
Italy – 93
USA – 67
NOTE! These statistics are not final. Partly because online registration closes on Tuesday, February 21 at midnight, with direct registration opening on Wednesday February 22, and partly because not all team members for Stafettvasan and Nattvasan have been named yet.
More Vasaloppet facts can be found in Vasaloppet's new Facts Guide 2017 (in Swedish only):
FACTS/ Places left in Vasaloppet's Winter Week 2017:
64,000 participants are registered. There are still start places available in all races except the three which are fully booked: Öppet Spår Sunday, Nattvasan and Vasaloppet.
Upcoming events in the Vasaloppet Arena
Vasaloppet Winter Week 2017
Fri 24 Feb: Kortvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sat 25 Feb: Tjejvasan. 30 km. Start Oxberg.
Sun 26 Feb: Ungdomsvasan. 3, 5, 7 or 9 km. Start Mora Ski Stadium.
Sun 26 Feb: Öppet Spår Sunday. 90 km. Start Sälen. (FULL 170130)
Mon 27 Feb: Öppet Spår Monday. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Tue 28 Feb: Halvvasan. 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Fri 3 Mar: Stafettvasan. 9–24 km. Five-person teams. Start Sälen.
Fri 3 Mar: Nattvasan. 90 km. Two-person teams. Start Sälen. (FULL 160320)
Sat 4 Mar: Blåbärsloppet (formerly Öppet Spår 9 km). 9 km. Start Eldris.
Sun 5 Mar: Vasaloppet. 90 km. Start Sälen. (FULL 160320)
Vasaloppet Summer Week 2017
Fri 11 Aug: Cykelvasan 30. 32 km. Start Oxberg
Fri 11 Aug: Ungdomscykelvasan. 32 km. Start Oxberg.
Fri 11 Aug: Cykelvasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Fri 11 Aug: Cykelvasan Öppet Spår. 94 km. Start Sälen.
Sat 12 Aug: Cykelvasan 90. 94 km. Start Sälen.
Sat 19 Aug: Ultravasan 45. 45 km. Start Oxberg.
Sat 19 Aug: Ultravasan 90. 90 km. Start Sälen.
Sat 19 Aug: Vasastafetten. 4.5–15 km. Running relay for ten-person teams. Start Sälen.
Sat 19 Aug: Vasakvartetten. 19.1–24.2 km. Running relay for four-person teams. Start Sälen.
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Vasaloppet is the world's biggest organizer of recreational races, all year round and a part of En Svensk Klassiker. Vasaloppet's Winter Week with its cross-country skiing and the Summer Week with mountain bike cycling and running attract a total of almost 100,000 registered participants every year. Since the beginning in 1922 over one million participants have passed under the classic finish portal in Mora. Vasaloppet is a non-profit making organization owned by IFK Mora and Sälens IF. An engine for public health and organizational activities, in the footsteps of our forefathers for the victories of tomorrow!