Skarverennet is the world's third largest cross-country skiing event and was organized for the first time in 1974. The 37 km long track runs from Finse over the high mountains to Ustaoset and more than 12,000 ski-loving people try this every year. The race takes place in the last half of April each year. The unique view and atmosphere are very special, and so is the joy of reaching the finish line at Ustaoset. Freestyle was introduced in 1987 and since then you have been able to choose a style. In 1996, the 25 km long ski track came from Haugastøl, which also has a finish at Ustaoset.

Skarrennet turns 50 years old!

2024 is the anniversary! The whole of Geilo is getting ready for a party - are you coming? Invite your family, girlfriend, friends, colleagues, neighbors - or everyone! Skarverennet turns 50 only once, and the jubilee should be celebrated, remembered and honoured. Whether you have participated before or are a "first-timer", it will be an unforgettable experience.

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Skarverennet - A unique ski trip and nature experience

The original track goes over the high mountains and through the national park, 37 km from Finse to the finish line at Ustaoset. You get help with your skiis before the start and again when you stop at one of (or all three) drink stations on the trip. There is always a good atmosphere here and it is easy to be tempted to take a break in the delicious spring sun. It is also possible, as an alternative, to sign up for the 25 km track from Haugastøl to Ustaoset.

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World elite and tour runners in the same race

The competitors are some of the world's biggest profiles from cross-country skiing, biathlon and combined. They fight for points and prizes on the same course as you; mixing tour runners and elite is unique for Skarverennet.

A charity that involves the whole of Geilo

Skarverennet is, with a capacity of 12,000 participants, the largest ski race organized in Norway. When the sporting club Geilo IL invites to this event, it involves the efforts of as many as 1,100 volunteers, in addition to Hol Municipality and almost all the businesses. It is necessary for participants like you to have the best skiing and nature experience of the year - spring's most beautiful adventure.

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