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Skarverennet sees out skiing season in fine style
Saturday saw over 12,000 skiers converge on Finse, Norway for the traditional Skarverennet, a 38km ski race that traditionally signals the end of the ski season.
Image source: Jernbaneverket
Although there was some doubt about the race going ahead a last minute burst of heavy snowfall saved the day, and glorious sunny conditions greeted skiers on Saturday morning, a welcome change from the story conditions that had been prevalent in the days leading up to the event.
The race’s 38km route runs from Hardangervidda, a mountain plateau in Finse, to Ustaoset, at the top of the valley of Hallingdal. There’s also a shorter, 22km version of the race that begins at Haugastøl instead of at Finse, which is exclusively for recreational entrants.
Skiers are able to use both classic and freestyle techniques across the course’s groomed trails and pistes. The race attrached some big Scandinavian skiing stars, with the women’s division being won by Norwegian world champion Therese Johaug, her sixth in a row. Chris Jespersen came in first in the men’s division.
With this race signalling the end of the ski season we suppose that means we should begin looking forward to the summer season. Be sure to check the Ski Pad blog as we’ll be covering a wide range of summer events and festivals, bringing you information on the best ways to spend your summer holidays in the mountains!
Source: Views and News from Norway
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