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?
Lofoten Skimo 1000+ starts at Vestpolleidet and has a few hundred meters of flat warm up until we start climbing the peak of Rundfjellet (803 M). The track will be marked and goes through an amazing landscape of peaks and ridges going almost straight into the ocean. We can hardly wait to kick it off!
Start: Vestpolleidet, Austvågøy
End: Svolvær, Austvågøy
Distance: 12 KM
Height gain/loss: 1000+ M
Max time to complete: 7 hours
Maximum number of participants: 150 athletes
The next edition of Lofoten Skimo will take place from March 9th till March 11th 2018:
Thursday 8th – we strongly recommend arriving by Thursday night
Friday Mar 9th – Pick up start-kit, mandatory race briefing and gear check
Saturday Mar 10th – Race Day Lofoten Skimo!
Sunday Mar 11th – Winners and Finishers Ceremony
Registration for 2018 will open mid September!
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 24KM and Lofoten Triathlon Olympic+
All races in The Arctic Triple are fully supported – no external support will be allowed.