Ungdomsvasan manifests the breadth of Swedish skiing in the same way as Vasaloppet. All young people, whether they compete for a ski club or not, are welcome to participate. The race has two different routes: the 15–16-year-olds start in Hökberg and travel 19 km to Mora. The 11–12 and 13–14-year-olds start in Eldris and ski 9 km.


Classic technique. Any use of free technique leads to disqualification. It is allowed to take off their skis only downhill. International Ski Federation (FIS) competition rules apply. Read the rules in their entirety at FIS’s website.

Swedish Ski Association’s website


Ungdomsvasan is divided into the following classes:

Class Born Distance
Girls 11–12 2014–2013 9 km
Boys 11–12 2014–2013 9 km
Girls 13–14 2012–2011 9 km
Boys 13–14 2012–2011 9 km
Girls 15–16 2010–2009 19 km
Boys 15–16 2010–2009 19 km

The top three in each class will be awarded prizes.

Read more about prizes >

Membership in ski club

You don’t need to be member of a Swedish ski club to participate in the race.

Minimum age

You may participate in the race from the year you turn 11 up to the year you turn 16.

Ban on fluorinated ski wax

Ski wax and top-coating products that contain fluorine are prohibited in all our ski races starting from 2024. Their use can result in a starting ban or disqualification. Read more on the Swedish Ski Association’s website.

Swedish Ski Association’s website
How participants skis are tested >

Time penalty for littering in the Vasaloppet Arena

It is allowed to throw garbage in three different ways during Vasaloppet’s Winter Week. If you will be caught by throwing debris otherwise you may be penalized with a time penalty of 15 minutes.

You must throw litter:

  • in the bins at the Vasaloppet checkpoints.
  • in the marked littering zones between each Vasaloppet checkpoint.
  • where you as a participant know that a team leader or associate will pick up what you throw.
False pretences

A competitor will automatically be disqualified if he/she participates in the competition under false pretences such as starting under false name/with false timing chip or practice any unsportsmanlike behaviour. The Race Director and/or Race Secretary have authority to disqualify, penalize or ban from participation if evidence of rule infraction is submitted after the race is completed and after the Jury has finished their work.