Arctic Alta ski

Sunday 26. February

42 km

Start: Bossekop (BUL-field) kl. 10:00.

Checkpoints (sponsors):

  • Eiby (Montér)

  • Stengelsen (XL-bygg)

  • Øvre Stengelsen - (Camp Pæskatun)

  • Detsika (Æventyr)

  • Storvannet (Multiconsult)

  • Sprint in Eiby and Climb at Detsika sponsered by Kim Ove Thomassen AS and Consto

Finish: Kaiskuru skistadion.

20 km

Start: Detsika kl. 11:30.

Checkpoint (sponsor):

  • Storvannet (Multiconsult)

Finish: Kaiskuru skistadion.

12 km

Start: Detsika kl. 11:30.

Checkpoint (sponsor):

  • Storvannet (Multiconsult)

Finish: Kaiskuru skistadion.

Relay

Start: Bossekop (BUL-field) kl. 09:30.

Relay leg: 2-4 of 10-12-10-10 km.
Exchange: Eiby, Detsika and Storvannet (Tverrelvdalen).

Målgang: Kaiskuru skistadion.

Parking / toilet facilities

Parking at the start in Bossekop, in Detsika and finish Kaiskuru. There are toilet facilities at the start in Bossekop, after 17 km at Camp Pæskatun and at the finish in Kaiskuru.

 

Bib-number handout

The starting bibs can be picked up at the BUL-house with start 42 km

Friday 18-19 pm

Saturday 08.45-09.45 am

Sunday 08.30-09.45 am

 

The starting bibs can also be picked up at the 20k start in Detsika

Saturday 10.30-11.30 am

Sunday 10.30-11.30 pm

 

Transport of clothes

Transport of clothes from start to finish area. Bag drop in a small car trailer see here. Bags must be marked with your name. 

 

Course description

The first 10k goes along easy terrain and wide tracks. After the 10k, comes the first checkpoint, Montér Østlyngen, and also a sprintprize (sponsered by Kim Ove Thomassen) before a road crossing over E45. Then the course narrows and crosses the Eiby River and follows the valley with the famous Alta River. There is another checkpoint with nutrition at 15,5 k and also toilet facilities at 17,5k before you cross the Alta River, followed by 2,5 k with approximately 10% incline. On top of the long climb, you arrive at the third checkpoint Æventyr and a climbprize by Consto. From here the tracks follow the snowmobile course for 1,5k before turning left and continuing into the woods. When you reach the highest point of the course, you have a long descent towards 32,5 k where the fourth checkpoint Multiconsult is. The last 10k is flat with some short steep uphills following lighted trails down to Kaiskuru ski stadium.

 

See detailed maps

 

Road crossings and snowmobile traffic

There are three road crossings! The course follows around 4 k snowmobile tracks and 3 k along a road with car traffic. Beware of all this, but there will be volunteers managing the traffic. Especially be careful at the bridge crossing over the Alta River - the participants must follow a narrow track for 300m and cross several roads.

 

Relay 

The relay has 2-4 legs, and the exchange must happen at the checkpoints. The relay participants will have yellow starting bibs. 

 

Course preparation 

The course is groomed with both snowmobile and grooming machines. There will be a classic track along the course in the first and last 10k.

 

Nutrition at checkpoints

The checkpoints will offer sweet drinks, buns, bananas, and energy bars. 

 

Trash throwing

Please don´t throw anything along the course except at the checkpoints. A penalty fee of 15 euros may occur. 

 

Safety

Some downhills can give high speed. Beware of a sharp left turn at 10k, a long downhill at 16 k, and a long downhill around 30k. Show consideration to your opponents and the traffic as mentioned.

 

Pole service

There will be extra poles at the checkpoints. These must be delivered after the finish, either to the volunteers or at the finish. 

 

After the race

There will be drinks and snacks at the finish. Wardrobes/ shower/ wc/ café/ prizegiving cermony at Kaiskuru Nærmiljøsenter close to the finish area.

 

Prizes and prizegiving cermony

Participants will get a ski hat that can be picked up after finish in the café at Kaiskuru Nærmiljøsenter. Top 3 male/female in 42 km will get a giftcard with value of 4000NOK-2500NOK-1000NOK from main sponsor Æventyrs hotel/restaurants. Sprint and climb 500NOK best male/female. Prizegiving cermony at 13.00 and lottery based prizes from the starting bibs presented from 14.00 in the café at Kaiskuru Nærmilljøsenter.

 

Transport after finish to city center / start

There are regular bus traffic every hour from Kaiskuru Nærmiljøsenter and to Bossekop. Approximately 30 min traveltime and it runs from 12.33 and every hour until the evening. The bus passes by the city center. From bus stop in Bossekop about 5 min walk to the start area. See bus travel planner. Use the mobile-app "Snelandia reise" for travel info and the app "Snelandia Mobilett" for tickets. Other payments may not be accepted on the bus.

 

Dinner for participants

There will be a pizza/pasta buffet with dessert for 345,- NOK at the restaurant Alattio in Alta city center for participants of Arctic Alta ski & fat bike. There are only 60 places available because of covid restrictions, and reservations must be done in advance by mailing arcticaltasport@gmail.com.

 

Accomodation

Our sponsor Æventyr offers good prizes at Canyon hotel and can be reserved in the start-registration.

Singel room with breakfast 1190,- per night

Double room with breakfast 1390,- per night

Family room with breakfast 1590,- per night