Ylläs-Levi Hiihto race info 2023
We wish you a warm welcome to Ylläs-Levi 2023!
Start number distribution
The start number distribution will take place at the race offices located near the start and finish areas as follows:
Friday 14th April 2023 from 10 am to 6 pm
Location: Levin matkailuneuvonta, Myllyjoentie 2.
Saturday 15th April 2023
70 km from 7 am to 9 am Ylläsjärvi, Cafe Lippuluukku, Iso-Ylläksentie 44. NOTE! Only 70 km bibs!
55 km from 8 am to 10:30 Äkäslompolo, Jounin kauppa, Sannanrannantie 3. NOTE! Only 55 km bibs!
Start numbers will not be distributed outside these times.
Remember to bring your registration confirmation to the start number distribution.
The timing chip is behind the start number and does not need to be returned.
Besides the start number, you will get a sticker to mark you gear bag, and a plastic bag if needed.
The online registration is possible until the start of the event (15th April 10:30 am). Remember to leave time to pick up your bib from the event office!
The late registration can be made at the race offices on Friday (Levi) and Saturday (Ylläs). Registration fees when registering on the spot: 70 km 110€, 55 km 100€.
It’s free to change the skier until 31st March, and after that with a fee of 30€. Please check the cancellation policy
Each participants clothing bag will be transported from the start area to Levi finish area by the race organizers before participants have finished their race. The gear is is transferred in the buses which take the skier to the start area, so there is room for skis etc.
Shuttle bus service Levi-Ylläs
Shuttle buses from Levi to Ylläs will departure from Levi on Saturday from Design Hotel Levi (Note! A new place!). The price of a bus ticket is 10€ (buy from the registration system).
Transport to the start
- at 7:00 am Ylläsjärvi (70 km)
- at 8:30 am Äkäslompolo (55 km)
- 16:00 (4 pm)
- 17:30 (5:30 pm)
- 19:00 (7 pm)
- 21:30 (9:30 pm)
Route: Levi – Ylläsjärvi Aakenus Restaurant – Ylläs Ski Resort Ylläsjärvi – Jounin Kauppa Äkäslompolo
Shuttle bus service to the start in Ylläs area
A bus transfer from Äkäslompolo to Ylläsjärvi for 70 km, and from Ylläsjärvi to 55 km in Äkäslompolo is arranged, price 5 eur.
- At 8:00 Äkäslompolo, Jounin Kauppa
55 km from Ylläsjärvi to Äkäslompo:
- At 8:30 and 9:15 Ylläs Ski Resort
- At 8:40 and 9:05 Ylläsjärvi Aakenus Restaurant
Ski Service Teemu Haavisto
Open upon agreement
Tiurajärventie 54, 95970 Äkäslompolo
Tel. +358 40 564 3649
Sport Corner Ylläs
Open daily 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tunturintie 16, 95970 Äkäslompolo
Tel. +358 20 712 0460
Hill Ski Rent Levi
Open daily 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Keskuskuja 4, 99130 Levi
Tel. +358 46 921 2977
Zero Point (Levi)
Open daily 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Hissitie 8, 99130 Levi
Tel. +358 207 960 206
The 70 km start is on the Ylläsjärvi side of the fjell Ylläs. Address: Sport Resort Ylläs, Iso-Ylläksentie 44, 95980 Ylläsjärvi.
Start time: 9:00
The 55 km start is on the lake Äkäslompolo, address: Jounin Kauppa, Sannanrannantie 3, 95970 Äkäslompolo.
Start time: 10:30
Signs will guide participants to start areas.
There is only one start group. Organiser might lift some skiers to the front row.
The skiing technique is free, so you can choose how to ski the race. There will be one classic track groomed.
The course goes through a truly beautiful Lappish fell scenery from Ylläsjärvi, Äkäslompolo, Kukastunturi, Pyhäjärvi and finally heading to Levi. In the 70 km race, there are three fells for skiers to climb over, and in the 55 km race, there is one fell (Kukastunturi).
The course has beautiful sceneries, magical wilderness with wildlife around, easy skiing on northern swamp-like areas and great opportunities to spot reindeer along the course. Two factors make this event different from many other long distance ski races. One is the nature of Lapland. The second is the total vertical climb, which is more than 1000 meters. Get to know to route: https://www.yllaslevi.fi/en/route/
The course goes in Pallas- Yllästunturi National Park! Leave no trace. All garbage must be put to trash bins at refreshment and service stations. Garbage is a danger not only to animals but also to other skiers. Take care of others garbage if necessary. In case of littering by the participant or his/her crew, the racer will be granted with the penalty of 80 €. This will be accounted in full to support Pallas-Ylläs National Park.
Refreshment and Service Stations 70km & 55km
There are several stations along the course where refreshments and/or equipment services are available. Pickles, raisins, squash and sport drinks (Squeezy Energy Drink) will be offered at the refreshment stations during the race. At second half of the race, there will be also some blueberry soup and chocolate at service stations.
|Service||KM 70 / 55||Split time|
|Kotamaja||25 / 10|
|Pyhäjärvi||36 / 21||X|
|Aakenuspirtti||47 / 32||X|
|Kätkän laavu||61 / 46|
|Immeljärvi||67 / 52|
For safety reasons, the maximum time which a participant is allowed to use for 70 km is 9 hours (finish time 6:00 pm) and 55 km is 7,5 hours (finish time 6:00 pm).
The last time of passage at the refreshment stations:
Pyhäjärvi: last time of passage at 2:00 pm
Aakenuspirtti: last time of passage at 3:30 pm
Participants who pass these refreshment points at a later time might be stopped by the organizing committee.
SWIX pole service is available at the start and chosen feeding stations. Return the borrowed pole at the finish to SWIX.
The route signs occur every five kilometers (every 1 km for the last five kilometers) indicating how many kilometers is left to the finish line.
Emergency services and first aid
The emergency services and first aid personnel will be available in the start and finish areas as well as along the course. Emergency telephone calls should always be made using the number 112 and should contain the following information:
- Ylläs-Levi Ski Race
- Location of the accident along the course, note kilometer distance signs
- Type of injury
It is recommended that participants carry a mobile phone during the race, as in certain circumstances these can save lives! It is a good idea to upload 112 app to give exact location to rescue personnel. Be aware that along certain areas in the National Park mobile phone reception is limited or does not exist. The rescue personnel have the right to forbid a race participant to continue if they feel that the health of the participant or of other participants may be endangered.
After the race
When you cross the finish line, your time is registered. Those who have discontinued the race must register at the finish.
A protest which is made within 60 minutes of the first crossing of the finish line will be subject to a fee of 94€ , will be notified to the race jury and will be treated according to the regulations of the IWO.
In the amateur classes, protests can be made up till 48 hours of the last crossing of the finish line, are subject to a fee of 50 € and will be considered by the jury.
The best three male and female skiers of 70 km will be awarded with money: First 1200€, second 800€ and third 500€.
The best 55 km skiers will have prizes from sponsors.
For all participants there is a medal and diploma which can be downloaded online.
After finishing the race, transported clothing storage bags will be handed back to the participants at the finish area in Levi. Evidence in the form of the race start number is obligatory for collection. The race organizers accept no responsibility or liability for items stored in the baggage depot. Lost items can be reclaimed from SWIX-tent / finish area before 6.00 pm and afterwards from Levin Matkailuinfo, Myllyjoentie 2.
Showes and saunas are located in Sokos Hotel Break Levi, Tähtitie 5. Rent towel is 5 eur.
Ylläs-Levi skiers can also use Levi Spa with discount price 12 eur.
Prize Giving Ceremony
The prize giving ceremony is at the finish area at 2 pm.
Food And Drinks
At the finish area there is the soup included in the registration. At the finish, there is also a famous pub Vinkkari open for after ski!
After race gala
The end of the skiing season party takes place in Joiku Bar & Karaoke at Levi Spa from 7 pm to 9 pm. There will be live music, lottery and interviews. The host of the evening is Toni Roponen. The skiers, their supporters and volunteer are very welcome!
Ski Trails are open until 1.5. in Ylläs