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5. The Vasaloppet Experience

22 April 2020

by Michael Sippel – At the end of March 2019, I set my mind on taking part to Vasaloppet 2020 and I registered. Unluckily preparation did not go as planned: snow was missing. Apart from a training camp on artificial snow at the beginning of December and a few trips to the ski-hall in Oberhof,…

4. Kangaroo on a Weekend

20 April 2020

by Dmitry Artamonov, 2 x WL Master – 20.08.2018. 5 days before the marathon. 6 days before the end of my vacation. Turn AC/DC off. I cancelled hotel bookings, tickets and the Mitsubishi rental. Still no answer about the Visa. 21.08.2018 Kilometer climb by double polling on ski rollers. Why was I going to a…

3. To the end, despite everything

17 April 2020

By Giannino Ruzza (Italy) – Hello everyone, my name is Giannino Ruzza, 69 years old. In 2019, I participated in the König Ludwig Lauf (50 km classic) with bib number 540. I was the second to register in 2018 for this great cross-country skiing. I’m retired and I’ve lived in Sicily for five years. I really…

2. Pioneer work at the first edition of Vasaloppet China

15 April 2020

by Peter Andersson – My name is Peter Andersson and I am a proud pioneer of the Vasaloppet crew who made the first race possible in year 2003. I see these few days of being part of establishing this fantastic event as one of the highlights of my 15 years in China. The spirit of…

1. Vasaloppet for my father

13 April 2020

by Ilaria Cavallari (Italy) I heard people talking about it since I was a child, THE race, the longest one, the most historical, the most blazoned and the stories about it captured my soul in a way that I decided to go. Vasa has to be respected, you cannot improvise anything – so they taught…

Meeting a childhood friend on the other side of the world

12 April 2020

By Angelo Corradini, President of Marcialonga (former Worldloppet Secretary) – One of the few fun  leisure activities that we had during the winter when we were kids in our poor mountain villages was skiing, of course. In the 50s/60s skiing gear was really poor and simple, but enthusiasm was on fire. Between neighbor villages parochialism…

Why I wear US panties

11 April 2020

by Gunnar Zlöbl – When working for Worldloppet the ability most needed is improvisation. In 2016, during one of my first trips working for Worldloppet, I had to learn this lesson in practice. It was my first trip to the States. I just started to work as a Communication Manager for Worldloppet and of course…

Perks of traveling alone to Birkieland

10 April 2020

by Epp Paal, Worldloppet CEO -Traveling to a Worldloppet race is for many skiers more difficult than skiing the race itself. It means that good planning is important, but sometimes you just do not have time for it, or you rely too much on your travel mates. If possible, I prefer to travel in a…

Skiplanet by Worldloppet Season 2 Episode 6

9 April 2020

💥ON AIR💥 EPISODE 6 #SkiPlanetByWorldloppet Today we are following Marica to Estonia, to visit Tartu Maraton. 🇪🇪 But not only! Join our virtual trip and experience the sporty, yet bohemian spirit of the town Tartu, follow us on a canoe trip and discover the other events of the Tartu Ski Maraton family… With a quick…

When lazyness pays off

8 April 2020

Epp Paal, Worldlopept CEO – Every proper Worldloppet skier goes for a course inspection one day or two before the race, especially when it is the first time they visit that marathon. It is a ritual to stretch the legs after a long travel, testing skis on the local snow, checking out the other skiers,…

Worldloppet presents the Worldloppet Stories project

6 April 2020

Since some weeks, the entire world has been affected by the pandemic Coronavirus, that has been impacting our lives and lifestyles. At this particular moment, Worldloppet would love to take a small step to cheer spirits up, sharing stories of good memories and fun times of the slopes – sure that everything will go back…

Service in Dolomitenlauf Style

5 April 2020

By Epp Paal, Worldloppet CEO – You always remember your first times the most, whatever they are: the first school day, the first boyfriend or the first ski marathon. My first Worldloppet passport stamp was earned at Dolomitenlauf, where I headed to with two good friends of mine – the angel team- in January 2008.…