Worldloppet Ski Federation (known as Worldloppet) is an international sports federation of cross-country skiing marathons, founded in 1978 in Uppsala, Sweden. The aim of Worldloppet is to promote the sport of cross-country skiing through the various ski races around the world. Only one and the best race from a country can be a member of Worldloppet. Worldloppet currently unites 16 races from Europe, America, Asia and Australia.
Europe: Jizerská padesátka (CZE)
König Ludwig Lauf (GER)
Tartu Maraton (EST)
La Transjurassienne (FRA)
Bieg Piastow (POL)
Engadin Skimarathon (SUI)
Demino Skimarathon (RUS)
America: American Birkebeiner (USA)
Gatineau Loppet (former Keskinada Loppet) (CAN)
Asia: Sapporo International Ski Marathon (JPN)
Australia: Kangaroo Hoppet (AUS)
Read more: http://www.worldloppet.com
Completing of a Worldloppet (WL) race is a remarkable achievement and worth of recording! Worldloppet Passport (WL Passport) is a personal document, in which every completed WL race should be registered. The official WL Passport contains a special page for each event in the Worldloppet series. After completing of a WL race, the skier should ask for the official stamp of this event at the race office. A stamp in the WL Passport is the evidence of the completed race. Collecting of WL stamps is an additional motivation to practice cross-country skiing and to travel to WL countries. Today there are more than 13 000 WL passport holders from all over the world.
How to buy a Worldloppet Passport?
The price of a WL passport is 33 € and they are available in every WL race office in 15 countries and in WL General Secretariat. WL Passport can also be ordered by via Internet http://www.worldloppet.com
Everyone can become a Worldloppet Master!
After completing WL races in 10 different countries, at least one of them on another Continent, the skier will be recognised as a Worldloppet Master (WL Master) - WL Gold Master, if completed 10 WL main races, if completed 10 WL short races (possible to combine with main races).
To apply for the title of a WL Master, WL Passport should be mailed to the WL General Secretariat, where the validity of all stamps will be checked, based on the result lists of the marked races. WL Master diploma and a gold/silver-plated pin will be mailed to this WL Master and his/her name will be published in the WL Ski Race Yearbook. In addition, each WL Master has an opportunity to order a personal WL gold/silver-plated medal, by mailing the order form together with EUR 40 to the WL General Secretariat. By standing of May 2010 there are more then 3100 master titles issued so far.
NEW! Global Worldloppet Skier (information from the Worldloppet webpage) NEW!
FIS Marathon Cup - known as the World Cup in long distance cross country skiing, founded by the Cross Country Committee of the FIS, in co-operation with the Worldloppet organisation in season 1999/2000. The objectives of the Cup are to improve the status of long distance competitions by attracting elite racers and to increase media and spectator interest in long distance racing.
For more information, please visit homepage: http://www.worldloppet.com/