LOFOTEN SKIMO 2021 = CANCELLED
The Arctic Triple is unfortunately forced to cancel the Lofoten Skimo for the second year in a row due to the ongoing pandemic. The restrictions from the Norwegian authorities and the Norwegian Ski Association makes it impossible to run the race as planned on Saturday 20th of March. The decision was made in consultation with the Norwegian Ski Association and the municipal doctor in Vågan.
We really hoped to be able to run the skimo race through the Lofoten Mountains, but with the current situation it is not possible, and there will be no gradual opening as we had hoped before the race date.
All registered athletes will be transferred to 2022 where we will again try to arrange Lofoten Skimo in week 11. Those of you who have started on a triple will not have to start all over again but can continue on your way towards the goal. We had looked forward to meeting both national and international athletes, but we see that as the situation is now, it will not be possible. Lofoten Ultra-Trail in week 22 and Lofoten Triathlon in week 33 will go as planned if the situation allows it, something we strongly believe in.
We look forward to arranging new memorable and great adventure races for you in the future. Stay safe and keep on training!
The Arctic Triple – Lofoten Skimo is the truly arctic race in The Arctic Triple and it will take place every year in week 11. It’s a ski mountaineering race offering one extreme (4000+) and one normal distance (1000+). The race will be a northern lights race that is set in mid March, when the traditional Lofoten fishing is at the peak of the season. Maybe you’ll get a good catch too?
The next edition of Lofoten Skimo will take place in week 11, 17.-19. March 2022:
- Thursday – Guided skitour. Join guides for a fun skiing day free of charge
- Friday – Pick up start-kit, mandatory race briefing and gear check
- Saturday – Race Day Lofoten Skimo! Finishers Ceremony and after ski party
DO THE WHOLE TRIPLE?
Many are eager to do all three races – to get an official result you have to complete them all in 12 months.
- GOLD – Lofoten Skimo 4000+, Lofoten Ultra-Trail 100 Miles and Lofoten Triathlon Extreme
- SILVER – Lofoten Skimo 4000+, Lofoten Ultra-Trail 50 Miles and Lofoten Triathlon Extreme
- BRONZE – Lofoten Skimo 1000+, Lofoten Ultra-Trail 48/24KM and Lofoten Triathlon Olympic+
All races in The Arctic Triple are fully supported and marked – external support only allowed in some points, see race manual.