The Long Distance Ski Championship

History

Ski Classics is operated by the company SC Long Distance Skiing AB, owned by W sportsmedia, Vasaloppet and Birkebeinerrennet.

Ski Classics was created in cooperation between W sportsmedia, the athletes and the events representatives in order to enhance the world of long distance skiing. Ski Classics is unique by having Pro Teams and Amateurs as well and men and women on the same start line. The long distance skiing events still symbolize the strong traditions and classical settings that cross country skiing used to be all about, from a combined mass start where several thousand of skiers break the start line together to the drama of head to head between skiers as the finish line approaches. 

Ski Classics intially began in 2007 with distribution of the Swedish race, Vasaloppet, outside of Sweden. Vasaloppet is a TV institution and part of the folklore in Sweden and the next step in order to grow further was to internationalize the TV product outside of Sweden to potentially reach new audiences and markets. Since the TV market asked for a series of events in order to be able to work with partners and audiences over time, the market was approached to understand the potential to uplift additional long distance cross country skiing events as part of an international TV-product.

Ski Classics as a tour was launched in front of the 2011 ski season, combining the most traditional long distance cross country skiing events in Europe into a TV product. 2016 the series consists of 10 events, from the Prologue raced as a Team Tempo to the Ski Classics Final, rounding up the season and hosting the season review prize ceremony. The Ski Classics final will 2016 be held in Åre, Sweden. The long distance ski races are unique winter sport events combining professional and amateur skiers through picturesque landscapes across Europe.

Ski Classics consist of 4 competitions within each event, the yellow champion bib, the green sprint bib, the pink youth bib and the Pro Team competition.

Ski Classics Event Winners




Last
name
First Name  SC Victories
Boner Seraina 13
Aukland Anders 8
Aukland Jørgen 4
Eliassen Petter 4
Ahrlin Jerry 3
Brink Jörgen 3
Nyström Susanne 3
Řezáč Stanislav 3
Hansson Sandra 2
Kveli Laila 2
Smutná Kateřina 2
Dahl John Kristian 1
Eide Pedersen Morten 1
Gjerdalen Tord Asle 1
Hansson Jenny 1
Ishida Masako 1
Johansson Norgren Britta 1
Johaug Therese 1
Kalla Charlotte 1
Kjølstad Johan 1
Kowalczyk Justyna 1
Pettersen Øystein 1
Richardsson Daniel 1
Shevchenko Valentina 1
Skofterud Vibeke 1
Svendsen Sara 1
Tikhonova Julia 1
Tynell Rikard 1
Østensen Simen 1

 

Historic results

2015

Team
1. Team Santander
2. Team United Bakeries
3. Team Coop

Champion Men
1. Petter Eliassen, Team Leaseplan Go
2. Anders Aukland, Team Santander
3. Tord Asle Gjerdalen, Team Santander

Champion Women
1. Katerina Smutna, Team Silvini Madshus
2. Seraina Boner, Team Coop-Exspirit
3. Britta Johansson Norgren, Team SkiProAm

Sprint
1. Öystein Pettersen, Team United Bakeries

Youth Men
1. Anders Malmen Höst, Lyn Ski

Youth Women
1. Tone Sundvor, Team Synnfjell

 

2014
Full 2014 Standings

Team
1. Team United Bakeries
2. Team Centric
3. Team Coop-Exspirit

Champion Men
1. Johan Kjölstad
2. John Kristian Dahl
3. Simen Östensen

Champion Women
1. Seraina Boner
2. Laila Kveli
3. Susanne Nyström

Sprint
1. John Kristian Dahl

Youth Men
1. Christoffer Callesen 

Youth Women
1. Inger Liv Bjerkreim Nilsen 

2013
Full 2013 Standings

Team
1. Team Xtra Personell
2. Team Coop
3. Team United Bakeries

Champion Men
1. Anders Aukland
2. Jörgen Aukland
3. Stanlislav Rezac

Champion Women
1. Seraina Boner
2. Laila Kveli
3. Jenny Hansson

Sprint
1. Simen Östensen

Youth Men
1. Morten Eide Pedersen

Youth Women
1.Laila Kveli 

2012
Full 2012 Standings 

Team
1. Team Xtra Personell
2. Team Exspirit
3. Team United Bakeries

Champion Men
1. Anders Aukland
2. Stanlislav Rezac
3. Jörgen Brink

Champion Women
1. Jenny Hansson
2. Susanne Nyström
3. Seraina Boner

Sprint
1. Stanislav Rezac

Youth Men
1. Morten Eide Pedersen

Youth Women
1.Laila Kveli 

2011
Full 2011 standings

Team
1. Team Xtra Personell
2. Team Exspirit
3. Team United Bakeries

Champion Men
1. Stanilslav Rezac
2. Jerry Ahrlin
3. Anders Aukland

Champion Women
1. Seraina Boner
2. Jenny Hansson
3. Susanne Nyström

Sprint
1. Anders Aukland

Youth Men
1. Anton Sjöholm

Youth Women
1. Laila Kveli