Vasaloppet China is a 50 km cross country ski race, open for everyone. The Blueberry Vasa for those who want to take it a bit easier is 25 km. For the beginner, there is Vasa Fun Ski of 2 km. Try cross country skiing in a relaxed and fun way. There is no problem if you don’t have your own skis; equipment rental is included when you sign up for the Fun Ski!
Your kids can also go skiing in the Children’s Vasa and have a great time in the snow. The race is only about 200 m and parents can follow their kids around the track for an extra push. All kids get number bibs with the number 1 on to manifest that “every kid is number one”. Equipment and participation is free, and every kid gets a small prize!
The Student Vasa
Student Vasa is the final of Vasa Ski Education Project. A cooperation between Jilin Province Education Bureau, Changchun’s 17 Universities, Jingyuetan Park and Nordic Ways, which lets University Students in Changchun try out cross country skiing during the winter months.
The history of Vasaloppet can be traced back to the early 16th century when Sweden was in forced union with Denmark. Gustav Vasa rallied his compatriots to take up arms against the Danish control and oppression and instigated Dalarna in Mora to overthrow the Danish King. He was however not successful and decided to flee on skis to Norway to seek support……
A parable which tells how important Vasaloppet is to Swede: If you ask a pedestrian in the street who wins the Nobel Prize this year, 80% of people do not know. If you ask who is Vasaloppet champion this year, 80% know.