Challengers Series

Visma Ski Classics is the leading event brand within long distance skiing. The Visma Ski Classics Pro Tour is the international long distance ski championship for Pro Teams. It is limited to 13 events per season and has high demand on the TV production of each event. The new Visma Ski Classics Challengers series will give the opportunity to an unlimited number of events to be part of the Visma Ski Classics family. Incentives are set in order to make Pro Team skiers also compete in the Challengers events to collect important points and ranking. Events may move between the Pro Tour and the Challengers series creating a dynamic calendar. Being a part of the Challengers series give the events access to the Visma Ski Classics marketing channels and increasing the international awareness.

EVENT PROMOTION

All the Challengers events are presented on www.vismaskiclassics.com to promote the events. Live streams and highlights will be published in Visma Ski Classics channels. Visma Ski Classics content managers will post news and information from the Challengers events.

RESULTS

Challengers events send live results to Visma Ski Classics database by API which are then visible in the Live Centre and in Results on vismaskiclassics.com.

SKI CLASSICS RANKING

Challengers results will be calculated in the Ski Classics Ranking. The ranking is deciding the start positions at Pro Tour events and also shows the athletes comparable level. The ranking is open to all athletes of all levels including recreational skiers. Each athlete can create an account and login to MyPages to view their SC ranking, event results, collect digital event pins, diplomas and compare their ranking with friends etc.

COMPETITIONS

Pro Team athletes may calculate the best result from a Challengers event in each season. Challengers will in the future have a regional bib competition.

DISTANCE AND TECHNIQUE

The minimum distance for a Challengers event is 30km and can be done in loops or from one point to the other. The race can be hosted in classic or free technique, in cross country skiing or roller skiing.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

A separate document called “Visma Ski Classics Challengers Rules and Regulations” explains the details of the concepts and is updated before each season. The Challengers season starts 1st of May and ends 2 weeks prior to the Visma Ski Classics Pro Tour Final.

LICENSE FEE

To be a Challengers event is free of charge. Production costs for branding material may apply. All events part of the Challengers series signs a license agreement.

CONTACT

Application and questions to: challengers@skiclassics.com 

 

PRO TOUR

CHALLENGERS

MINIMUM LENGTH (below 1500m ASL)

42 km

30 km

MAX. NUMBER OF EVENTS

13

Unlimited

MINIMUM MEDIA PRODUCTION

Full live International TV production

3 min highlight

MEDIA DISTRIBUTION

Live TV, Social media and Play APP

Social media and Play App

CHAMPION POINTS FOR WINNER

200

50

MINIMUM PRIZE MONEY

Eur 20.000

Eur 2.000