FAQ

  • Where and how can I buy a Worldloppet Passport?

    WL Passports are available in our e-shop /link/ every WL member race’s office in 20 countries. The price of a WL Passport may vary in different countries. The cheapest way is always to pay by bank transfer, by Credit Card or in cash (for example from the race office during the race), because then you do not have to pay the bank fees. In Tartu Maraton office (WL Office location) the price is € 33 and the passport can be ordered by mail, paid either in cash or by Credit Card.

  • Where and how can I buy a Worldloppet Passport?

    WL Passports are available in our e-shop /link/ every WL member race’s office in 20 countries. The price of a WL Passport may vary in different countries. The cheapest way is always to pay by bank transfer, by Credit Card or in cash (for example from the race office during the race), because then you do not have to pay the bank fees. In Tartu Maraton office (WL Office location) the price is € 33 and the passport can be ordered by mail, paid either in cash or by Credit Card.

  • How long may it take and how long is my WL Passport valid?

    There is no time limit set how quickly one has to become a WL Master. It may take 1-2 years or 30 or more years – your WL Passport is valid until you have been recognised as a WL Master, only then the passport loses its validity.

  • Sometimes races are shortened or cancelled or I did not complete the race- can I still get a stamp?

    If a race is shortened, not more than 50% of original length, it will be still valid for a WL stamp. If a race is cancelled – no stamp. The rule is that a skier will get a stamp only if he/she completed the race and the result is registered in the official result list. If you participated but did not complete – no stamp. If a friend skied under your name – neither of you will get a stamp, because according to race rules the result is disqualification. If you completed the race and got stamp in the passport but your result was later disqualified for any reasons, this result will be invalid for a Master title. In those cases even if you managed to get a stamp on race location, the validity of each stamp will be rechecked in WL Office according to final result lists, when you apply for a WL Master title.

  • Where and when can I get a stamp after completing a race?

    It is highly recommended to take a stamp to the WL passport immediately after finishing the race. Passports usually stamped in finish locations or race offices. Only a stamp in the passport is not enough – race date, distance, time and place have to be filled in also, because according to this information the validity of the stamp will be rechecked in WL Office. Ask latest information from bib hand-out desk at the race location about the WL desk location on the race day to avoid later confusion.

  • Can I get a stamp retrospectively?

    It is possible to stamp WL passport retrospectively in WL Office, but only if the skier sends punctual information about every completed race (race name, year of participation, distance, and ranking or finish time). The stamps of WL member races are valid from the next year after admission of the race to Worldloppet, but stamps of WL short races are valid since 1994/1995 season only. Some skiers send blank WL passport and a list with completed WL races to WL Office and apply for a WL Master. This kind of behaviour is not appreciated, because hundreds of WL passports are sent to WL Office in high season and rechecking of each and every result takes lots of time. Blank passports are checked in the last order. WL Office considers even establishing a fee for each retrospective stamp in the future.

  • What to do when I have lost my WL Passport?

    You have to inform WL Office about it, buy a new WL Passport and ask to stamp it retrospectively.

  • I have completed 10 WL races. How can I be recognised as a WL Master?

    To apply for the title of a WL Master, WL passport should be sent by registered mail to the WL Office, where the validity of all stamps will be rechecked, based on the result lists of the marked races. In order to be included in the current year’s WL Masters’ list, WL Passport should reach WL General Secretariat before May 1. WL Master diploma, gold-plated pin will be mailed to this WL Master and his/her name free of charge. In addition, each WL Master has an opportunity to order a personal WL gold/silver-plated medal and customized sportswear with title number or/and name via e-shop /link/. WL Medal and souvenirs can be ordered also retrospectively.