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Halfway in Visma Nordic Trophy and time for Årefjällsloppet


Visma Nordic Trophy, a competition that includes the five final events in Visma Ski Classics, is at full speed. With Årefjällsloppet March 25, the athletes are halfway through the competition and closer to the prize money of 35.000 Euro.

Visma Nordic Trophy was previously initiated by Visma and is a competition located in the Nordic countries. The competition includes Vasaloppet, Birkebeinerrennet, Årefjällsloppet, Reistadløpet and Ylläs-Levi. Årefjällsloppet is the third of the total five events and takes place in Sweden March 25. The race goes through Årefjällen for 55 km to the finish line in Edsåsdalen.

–Visma Ski Classics represents a culture of pushing oneself to the limit and beyond. Årefjällsloppet is another tough challenge within the competition Visma Nordic Trophy. Visma and the participants have a lot in common. Like in business, the participants must utilize their strengths and map out a strategy to succeed in the competitive environment, says Øystein Moan, CEO Visma.

Prize money 

Visma Nordic Trophy standings depends on the amount of "yellow bib" Champion points collected through the five Nordic events. The top three male and female skiers with highest points after the final race Ylläs-Levi will be awarded. Visma will hand out prize money of 35.000 Euro.

For more information, please contact:   

Aase Settevik, Director of Brand & Communications in Visma, +47 920 49 559,

Visma Nordic Trophy events

Vasaloppet, Sweden, 05.03.2017, 90 km 
Birkebeinerrennet, Norway, 18.03.2017, 54 km
Årefjällsloppet, Sweden, 25.03.2017, 55 km
Reistadløpet, Norway, 01.04.2017, 50 km
Ylläs-Levi, Finland, 08.04.2017, 67 km

Prize money distribution
1st place female: 10.000 EUR
2nd place female: 5.000 EUR
3rd place female: 2.500 EUR 

1st place male: 10.000 EUR
2nd place male: 5.000 EUR
3rd place male:  2.500 EUR

About Visma Ski Classics
Visma Ski Classics is the long distance cross country ski championship. This season it consists of 13 of the world’s most prestigious and traditional cross country ski events, like Marcialonga in Italy, Vasaloppet in Sweden and Birkebeinerrennet in Norway. 28 pro teams and 50.000 amateur skiers are competing in the same races. The events are televised in more than 70 countries around the world with more than 20 million viewers.