Ylläs-Levi and Visma Ski Classics

About Visma Ski Classics – The long distance ski championships

Visma Ski Classics is the long distance ski championship consisting of the ten most traditional and prestigious ski events in the world. Ylläs-Levi 70 km is a long distance ski race in northern Finland that will also in 2021 be the final event in Visma Ski Classics. There will be a shorter and easier course, 55 km, from Äkäslompolo to Levi serving amateur and leisure skiers.

The Visma Ski Classics long distance ski races are all 50km or more. These unique winter events combine professional elite skiers with a huge mass of amateur skiers through picturesque landscapes around Europe. In each race there are between 5 000 – 18 000 skiers on the start line at once. Legendary ski events Marcialonga, Vasaloppet and Birkebeinerrennet are part of the Visma Ski Classics tour.

The tour is a TV-concept with helicopters and snowmobiles. Visma Ski Classics consists of different competitions (sprint points, leader jersey women and men, best young skier women and men, best team over the season) within each race in order to enhance the excitement. Read more about Visma Ski Classics here.