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Norway cross-country skiing in Korea

The Norwegian cross-country skiing competition Skarven Race Korea will be held on Jan. 29 in Gangwon Province.

This is the third time the Norwegian Embassy is organizing the Skarven Race, which will take place at the Alpensia Cross-country Stadium in Pyeongchang County.

“Participation in the race is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to try cross-country skiing,” said Norwegian Ambassador Didrik Tonseth.

The Norwegian Skarverennet is one of the largest cross-country competitions in the world.

The race, which has been regularly held since the early 1970s, starts at 1,222 meters above sea level in Finse and ends at Ustaoset, 1,000 meters above sea level.
Contestants of Skarven Race 2010 (Norwegian Embassy)
Contestants of Skarven Race 2010 (Norwegian Embassy)

Skarven Race Korea is open to everyone, following in the original race’s footsteps.

Besides professionals and amateurs, the embassy also hopes to see families with children participating.

For more information about Skarven Race Korea, visit

While the information on the website is in Korean only, the organizers encourage all cross-country enthusiasts to participate.

An application form will be posted on the Skarven Race Korea website and may be submitted by email to until Jan. 20.

The registration fee is set at 10,000 won with an additional 10,000 won for equipment rental.

More information can be obtained by visiting the embassy’s site at