Project Ylläs-Levi 2019

We repeat last year's success, with candidates from three countries working towards competing in the Visma Ski Classics competition in Ylläs-Levi, Finland.


A rare opportunity

Do you want to challenge yourself and experience what it takes to complete a Visma Ski Classics race? Are you interested in improving your physical form and skiing skills, without knowing how to initiate?

Visma presents to you the perfect opportunity to kickstart 2019!

We are looking for 6 employees in total, from Oslo, Helsinki and Stockholm - in normal physical shape with no or limited experience from previous races, to demonstrate how to prepare in order to complete a Visma Ski Classics race. Together with a team of professionals, we will make sure you get the necessary support, training and follow-up along the way.

The project will start up early January and end with you crossing the finishing line in the 70 km Ylläs-Levi race the 13th of April 2019.

What are you waiting for? Seize this opportunity and sign up in the form below within Sunday November 25.

What’s in it for you?

If you are the lucky one being selected for the project, you will get:

  • A physical test at the start of the program

  • A tailored training program focusing on developing your strength, stamina, and skiing technique

  • Support and training with a coach during the project

  • A Visma Ski Classics training /racing suit

  • Polar M430 Sports watch

  • Coverage of participation fee, travel cost and accommodation for the Ylläs-Levi race

  • Internal fame and admiration from nearly 8500 Visma colleagues

  • Lifetime experience

What we ask of you

By signing up, you agree to

  • Complete the training program, with a minimum of 1-2 trainings per week in the project period (January - 13th of April)

  • Participate in the Ylläs-Lev race the 13th of April 2019

  • You will have to commit to one common training in Oslo half way through the project, travel expenses are covered by the project

  • Motivate yourself to do own skitours and physical training in addition to the scheduled training sessions

  • Document your experiences throughout the project. That means blogging 3 times during the period in your own language or corporate language, about the training program, your progress and your experiences.

  • Post on Instagram updates, photos and videos.

  • Be available for filming in the beginning for the project, during and after the race

The small print

  • The internal Visma Ski Classics Project Ylläs-Levi Group will select the winners in the beginning of December.

  • You will need to acquire skis, boots and poles before the training starts in January

  • For practical reasons, the candidates must be located in Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki or nearby Helsinki.

  • Training in Oslo and Stockholm will be on a weekly basis. Training in Helsinki will be during weekends in Lahti. Dates for training are agreed with the coach in the beginning of the project.

  • The training will take place outside of working hours.

  • You will have to commit to one common training in Oslo half way through the project

  • Due to tax regulations, we may have to report the value of the ski suit, participation, travel and accommodation for Ylläs-Levi, and other expenses Visma may cover during the project.


Intrigued, or do you have any questions?

Do not hesitate to contact Benedikte Friis Braathen from Corporate HR


Apply within November 25

Project Ylläs-Levi blog posts

Updates will appear below, on the country specific Project Ylläs-Levi pages (click on the flags below), and on the national blogs.


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