The 41st Finlandia Ski Marathon will be organized on the coming
weekend as planned. The courses however need to be shortened due to the
difficult snow situation. Both the classic and free style courses need
to be shortened - from 50 km to 32km and from 32km to 20km.
The trails will follow the original route.
The shortened courses won’t affect the competition schedule apart from the 20km course, where the start time has been moved on both days to 10:40 am.
In order to enable skiing even on the shortened routes a lot of artificial snow needs to be used.
Due to the lack of snow passing will be forbidden on some areas along the routes and the organizers cannot guarantee that the classic trail is in good condition the whole way. If possible, we encourage the skiers to leave their best pair of skis at home because the trails will at some places be short of snow.
The Finlandia Ski Marathon is a member of Worldloppet and the shortened routes do not affect stamping of the Worldloppet passports.