Fossavatn Loppet

Country:  Latitude: 66.0763 N, Longitude: -23.1324 W
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Fossavatn Loppet 2014

Fossavatn Ski Marathon, was established in 1935. The initial race was 18 km long and there were no problems with overcrowded tracks, as only seven skiers showed up for the occasion. The race was held annually until 1940 but was then discontinued. It was revived in 1955 and has never been cancelled since. For the first several decades the distance was always around 20 km and the start was close to the lake Fossavatn, from which the race takes its name. Skiers of today would probably find this to be an odd place to start a ski race. It had no facilities, only a huge rock and a flag pole. There were no shelters or washrooms, not even a road to take you there. In fact, to get to the start you either had to endure an hour‘s mountain hike, or drive a rough mountain road up to the half-way point of the race and ski 10 km “backwards” to the start. In the late 1980s two shorter distances were introduced and in 2004 the 50 km distance was skied for the first time. The start has been moved from the original site, but the big rock over there now marks the half-way point of the 50 km race. Fossavatn Ski Marathon has been on the FIS calendar since 2005. At the Worldloppet AGM in Riva del Garda in June 2014, the race was accepted as a Worldloppet Associate Member.

Fossavatn Ski Marathon, was established in 1935. The initial race was 18 km long and there were no problems with overcrowded tracks, as only seven skiers showed up for the occasion. The race was held annually until 1940 but was then discontinued. It was revived in 1955 and has never been cancelled since. For the first several decades the distance was always around 20 km and the start was close to the lake Fossavatn, from which the race takes its name. Skiers of today would probably find this to be an odd place to start a ski race. It had no facilities, only a huge rock and a flag pole. There were no shelters... » Full Description

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