In 2002, PWT Orienteering Sports Organization in China for review was attracted by unique ecological and natural environment of Changchun Jingyuetan National Key Scenic Spot. In their opinion, the environment here was the best choice to hold cross-country skiing because it was similar with that of Northern Europe. Thereafter, the organization decided to hold Vasaloppet in Changchun Jingyuetan. In 2003, Chinese Ski Association, the Organization Committee of Vasaloppet Sweden and Changchun City government cooperated to hold this competition for the first time. From then on, the Vasaloppet with over 80-year history in Sweden came into China and settled in Changchun Jingyuetan.
Vasaloppet China Festival lasts for a period of three months. The opening ceremony is on January 2 each year. China is the fourth country to hold this brand activity besides Sweden, America and Japan.
Vasaloppet China has become a large-scaled activity integrating sports, tourism and culture with rich Eastern and Western cultural deposits, widespread attraction and development prospects. During annual Vasaloppet, there are not only multiple ski events for world top expert skiers, but more than ten rich and colorful tourism culture and economic and trade exchanges to make Chinese and foreign tourists enjoy themselves, and promote inter-country exchanges and cooperation to become a broad platform for exhibiting the Chinese culture and a feast for gathering Chinese and Western civilization.