Sjusjøen and Oslo March 11-20, 2017
Optional participation in the Norwegian Birkebeiner Worldloppet Races
Pre or Post Trip Options: Ski Hut to Hut in one of Norway's National Parks
The “Ski Norway 2017" is FULL with a waiting list. To learn more about future “Ski Norway” trips or Hut to Hut Hiking and Ski Trips please contact email@example.com.
It has been more than twenty years since our first "Ski Norway" trip to Sjusjöen and the Norwegian Birkebeiner Race. Little did we know in 1996 that this would become an annual trip. Why do we come back to the same place year after year? The short answer is: "Why kill a good thing?"
Accommodations: A full week at our favorite 4th generation family owned Mountain Lodge is our home for the next week. Bedrooms are double occupancy with private bathrooms. We will do our best to match you up with a room-mate if you are traveling by yourself. The lodge also feature two saunas as well as a well- equipped indoor waxing room.
The cozy and comfortable sitting areas feature two fire places and beautiful antique furniture – great areas for evening socializing, games or just curling up with a book.
Known for great and plentiful food, the kitchen just keeps getting better. Meals are big buffet style Norwegian breakfasts, trail lunches and evening dinners.
Skiing is Right from the Door
Sjusjöen was recently voted the “#1 Cross Country Skiing destination in Norway.” A network of 350+ km of groomed trails offers unlimited possibilities for all levels of skiers. Snow conditions are stable and March is the best month for skiing in Norway. The days are longer, the sun warmer, yet the snow usually remains dry. Many of the trails are above timberline offering spectacular views. The forested trails in the lower areas offer shelter from the elements on cold and windy days.
Ski the Norwegian Birkebeiner Races
You now have several choices for your optional participation in these popular Worldloppet events: www.worldloppet.com:
• Birken (Main Race) 54K CL: Saturday, March 18 (WL gold)
• Friday Birken (Less competitive- no seeding time) 54K CL: Friday, March 17 (WL gold)
• Inga Låmi (Women's race) 15K CL or 30K CL: Saturday, March 11. (WL silver)*
• Half Birken 28K CL: Sunday, March 12 (WL silver)*
• Youth Birken (For ages 13-16) 15K CL: Sunday, March 12*
• Barne Birken (For ages 0-11) CL only: Sunday, March 12*
*NOTE: Will require an earlier departure from the US
For additional information and race registrations go to www.birkebeiner.no.
Pre or Post Trip "Hut" to "Hut" Option
We will organize a guided tour with the Norwegian Trekking Association in one of Norway’s National Parks. Tour schedules and itineraries will be available in September/October. Most of the “Huts” are full service lodges. Accommodations are in 4-6 bedded bunk rooms and breakfast, trail lunch and dinners are provided. Ski trails are staked but not machine groomed. Participants should be able to ski all day in all kinds of weather carrying a 20lb pack. Additional cost for the "Hut" to "Hut" part will depend on actual itinerary.
Note: This is a North Star Ski Touring Club (NSSTC) sponsored trip and a $20 membership is required. Please download the membership form from: www.north-stars.org/site/membership and mail, with the membership fee, directly to NSSTC at the address listed on the form.
Solveig Olson firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-377-2483