The Worldloppet Ski Federation (known as “Worldloppet” or in short "WL") is an international sports federation of cross-country skiing marathons, founded in 1978. Finlandia-hiihto is one of the founding members. The aim of Worldloppet is to promote the sport of cross-country skiing through its various member ski races around the world. Only one and therefore the best race from a country can be a member of Worldloppet. Worldloppet currently unites 16 races from Europe, America, Asia and Oceania as full members. In addition four more races are currently accepted into Worldloppet as Associate Members who do not have any voting right at the Annual General Assembly, the yearly meeting of all member races.
Completing of a Worldloppet (WL) race is a remarkable achievement and worth recording!
Worldloppet Passport (WL Passport) is a personal document, in which every completed WL race should be registered. The official WL Passport contains a special page for each event in the Worldloppet series. After completing a WL race, the skier should ask for the official stamp of theevent at the respective race office. A stamp in the WL Passport is the evidence of the completed race. Collecting of WL stamps is an additional motivation to practice cross-country skiing and to travel to many different countries, meeting likewise minded people and experiencing different cultures.
How to buy a Worldloppet Passport?
Passports are available in every WL race office in the 20 member countries and at the WL General Secretariat Office. WL Passports can also be ordered via Internet from www.worldloppet.com. There are no requirements to buy the passport - anyone is eligible to join the hunt for the stamps!
Finlandia-hiihto also reserves a stack of Passports and we will sell them during our event in the Race Office (INFO desk). Please note that there are limited number of passports on sale during the event. We charge 35,00 EUR / Passport.
Everyone can become a Worldloppet Master!
After completing 10 different WL races with at least one of them outside of Europe (situated overseas), the skier will be recognised as a Worldloppet Master (WL Master) - as WL Gold Master, if completed 10 WL main races, and WL Silver Master if completed 10 WL short races (possible to combine with main races).
In order to apply for the title of a WL Master, the WL Passport should be mailed to the WL General Secretariat. The validity of all stamps will be checked there, based on the result lists of each applicable race. A WL Master diploma and a gold/silver-plated pin will be mailed to the new WL Master and his/her name will be published on the Worldloppet web page and in the Worldloppet online magazine.
In addition, each WL Master has the opportunity to order a personal WL gold/silver-plated medal. You can find further details from www.worldloppet.com
Worldloppet Headquarters is located in Tartu, Estonia.
For more information, please visit homepage → www.worldloppet.com