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Lots of snow, spring sun and smiling people - ski season culminates in April at Visma Ski Classics Ylläs-Levi. Learn more what this special skiing event is all about!
Ylläs-Levi is a quite new long distance ski race. The first official race was held in 2016 and already 2017 it was chosen as the final event in the long distance ski championships - Visma Ski Classics.
Act now - registration for Ylläs-Levi 67 km and 50 km is open!
Ylläs-Levi SKI MARATHON
On Saturday 14th April Levi gathers world's best professional long distance skiers with a huge mass of amateur skiers to participate in a very special skiing event. For the second time Ylläs-Levi will be the final event in Visma Ski Classics. Other legendary Visma Ski Classics events are Vasaloppet, Birkebeinerrennet and Marcialonga among others.
Come and join this international long distance skiing world cup's final event in Levi! Last year sunny spring weather accompanied skiers on their way from Ylläs to Levi enjoying the once of a kind scenery in Finnish Lapland. At finish happy participants praised warmly this unforgettable experience and well organized event.
Two course options
This year Ylläs-Levi represents two different course options. Both will take you through extremely beautiful Lappish fell and national park scenery from Ylläs to Levi. They offer a unique experience and diverse journey for both elite and recreational skiers.
Ylläs-Levi 67 km is suitable for active skiers that want to really challenge themselves. Demanding 67 km course, prepared especially for elite and competitive skiers, goes from Ylläsjärvi, Äkäslompolo, Kukastunturi, Pyhäjärvi and finally heading to Levi. There are three fells for skiers to climb over with beautiful sceneries, magical wilderness with wildlife around, easy skiing on northern swamp-like areas and great opportunities to spot reindeer along the course.
There are definitely two factors that make this event different from many other long distance ski races. One is the nature of Lapland. It's unlike anything else. The second is the total vertical climb, which is more than 1000 meters. There are long climbs up and fast downhill parts. Please pay attention at the downhill parts!
New for 2018 Ylläs-Levi event is an easier 50 km course aimed especially at amateur skiers.
Ylläs-Levi 50 km is suitable for recreational amateur skiers that train regularly and goal-oriently. Shorter and easier 50 km course goes from Äkäslompolo to Levi centre. 50 km follows mostly the same course as the longer one leaving out the most demanding fell ascents. The scenic Kukastunturi will be included on this shorter course if the weather permits.
Ylläs-Levi will be skied in classic technique. 50 km will be organized at the same day as the Visma Ski Classics race. This gives participants an outstanding opportunity to live the special atmosphere of this international skifest. Take care of other participants. This ensures that everyone can enjoy the race all the way to the finish line. The event will be televised.
participation And More information
Experience Visma Ski Classics Ylläs-Levi on Saturday 14th April 2018 - See you at Levi!
Act now to secure your participation at this unique ski event!
Visma Ski Classics Ylläs-Levi ACCOMODATION
For the Visma Ski Classics Ylläs-Levi event you can easily book your accommodation, both hotels and apartments, through Levi Destination Sales. Many apartments and hotels also have ski storage and waxing rooms in the building.
Examples of 12.-15.4.2018 THU-SUN accommodation (3 nights) in apartments in the center of Levi.
- 2 persons - starting from 70 € / person / night
- 4 persons - starting from 35 € / person / night
- 6-8 persons - starting from 27 € / person / night
These and many more apartments can be booked online, by e-mail email@example.com or by phone +358 16 639 3300.
The most famous and diverse ski resort in Finland has lots more to offer! In April the slopes and ski tracks are at their best and the sunny fell offers many opportunities for a holiday to remember. Start your day by skiing and enjoy the slopes in the afternoon! Try fatbiking, snow shoeing or many more activities in the great outdoors. Or pamper yourself at spa or try relaxing yoga. Give time to yourself and your loved ones. Eat well. Party all night. All this during one weekend. Welcome to Finnish Lapland and Levi!
During the Visma Ski Classics Ylläs-Levi Weekend in April Levi will be crowded with visitors. Remember to book your accomodation well in advance!
Photos: Visma Ski Classics / Magnus Östh, Levi Tourist Office