Scandinavian Cup 2023/24 starts in Vuokatti

Scandinavian Cup 2023/24 will start during the following weekend, as the competitions arrive in Vuokatti first time since December 2019. As usual, the opening weekend will gather lots of skiers in Vuokatti, as we will see close to 600 starts during the three days of racing. The level of the competition is extremely high, as on the start line we will see e.g. the 2021 50km World Champion, Emil Iversen.

”It is always great to have international competitions on our race tracks and we are more than happy to host the opening weekend of Scandinavian Cup. The conditions are amazing now, because on top of our first snow track we have gotten a lot of natural snow which makes the tracks great. It looks like it won’t even be so cold this weekend so that’s nice for both competitors and us organizers”, says the Head of Events in Vuokatti Sport, Ann-Mary Ähtävä.


Emil Liekari seeks to continue the good start of the season

 Scandinavian Cup also plays a big role as qualifying races for World Cup. One of the Finnish skiers who is looking for more World Cup starts this season is Emil Liekari from Vuokatti Ski Team Kainuu.

”My season has been good so far and now my goal is to have three decent races. On Friday’s sprint I should have the best chance for good result, maybe even a place in a final so top 6.”

”The Scandinavian Cup races are really important and of course it is nice to have races in Finland this time. The level of the competition is extremely high and for example in sprint you must be awake right away in the morning or otherwise you’re out after qualification. Hopefully I can challenge the prerace favorites who come from Norway.”, Liekari states.


More information:
Ann-Mary Ähtävä
Head of the Events, Vuokatti Sport
+358 44 307 5759


Race Schedule:

Friday: Sprintti Freestyle

  • Qualifications 10.00
  • Heats 12.00

Saturday: 10 km Classic interval start

  • Women 10.00
  • Men 12.00

Sunday: 20 km Freestyle Mass start

  • Women 9.15
  • Men 10.45

Previous events

The first Night triathlon in 2021, results:
Olympic distance
Kids’ Triathlon

Pictures can be found at: Pictures by Loru Creative.

If you use the pictures in your own social media, please tag @lorucreative ja @vuokattisport!

Feedback from 2021:
“Ihana ja helppo tapahtuma, johon osallistuminen oli mukavaa. Etenkin lasten maksuton triathlon oli huippu!”
“Rento tunnelma ja hyvä meininki. Muutoinkin oikein passeli kokonaisuus. Toimi oikein hyvin harjoitustapahtumana kohti omaa pääkisaa.”
“Päällimmäisenä jäi mieleen hyvänä kisana kaiken kaikkiaan. Tykkäsin reiteistä!”


The preliminary plan is to use the same courses as last year. Final courses will be published at the beginning of June.


Biking 1 x 20km sprint and 2 x 20km Olympic


Start lists and results

Weekend’s start lists can be found here.
Small lesson in Finnish:
“Lauantain lähtölistat”  = Saturday start lists
“Sunnuntain lähtölistat”  = Sunday start lists
“Sprinttikarsinta” = Sprint qualifications
“Erät” = Sprint heats



Results from the weekend:

Saturday distance

Sunday Sprint



sprint FIS-races 18-20yrs, M/W

Sprintti 1 km


Schedule, start lists and results

Preliminary schedule
SAT 12.11.2022
starts at 12:00am (F) 30 s interval

Men U20
Men U18
Women U20
Women U18

See start list for exact times.

Start lists and results

Start lists and results can be found here. FIS-live also available.


Tulokset Kainuun Talvikisat 12.11.2022



Contact details for the organisation

Responsible clubs Kainuun Hiihtoseura and Vuokatti Sport Club

Chief of the competition Olli Ohtonen or + 358504077501

TD Maria Sorvisto FIN
TDA Riikka Rajaniemi FIN

Accommodation reservations: or +358 8 6191 500
Competition coordinators Mrs Ann-Mary Ähtävä or Ms. Riikka Rajaniemi,