IV Kiilopäähiihto


IV Kiilopää Ski Endurance 2018 Event Information


Registration to Kiilopää Ski Endurance 2018 is done through LYYTI platform, by 20.00 on Friday November 23rd. Participation fee is to be paid when registering for the event. Register here.

Competition venue

Kiilopää Fell Centre, Kiilopääntie 620, 99830 Saariselkä.


Event office

The Event Office is located downstairs in Kiilopää Main building. Event Office opening hours Fri 23.11.2018 from 15:00 to 20:00 and Sat 24.11. from 07:00 to 18:00. At the Event Office you can get your number bibs and other event material.


40 km Race (M/W <20, M/W open, M/W >40, M/W >50, M/W >60)         50 €/participant

15/30 km Fjällräven non-competitive Endurance (time not measured)    50 €/participant                   


Classic (all series)

Age classification for the 40 km Race

M/W <20: Participants born 1999 or after

M/W open: Participants born 1979-1998

M/W >40: Participants born 1969-1978

M/W >50: Participants born 1959-1968

M/W >60: Participants born 1958 or prior


Registration for Kiilopää Ski Endurance 2018 is also possible on friday November 23rd between 15-20 at the Event Office. Post-Registration is possible on saturday November 24th (Event day morning) until 8:30 at the Event Office. Registration fee at the Event Office is 55€/participant and is to be paid by cash or credit card.

Event Info & Meet the staff FIN/ENG

Open Event Info meeting on Friday 23rd at 18:30 (Kammi restaurant, located in Kiilopää Main Building). The meeting is available for all participants.

Luggage room and storage

at the event office

Routes and Tracks:

40 km Race: Machine groomed track. Track profile EASY. Route: “floodlit track”. 1. Round Kiilopää-reindeer gate-Savottakahvila (cafe)-reindeer gate-Kiilopää. 2. Round. Round Kiilopää-reindeer gate-Savottakahvila (cafe)-reindeer gate-Kiilopää.

15 km Fjällräven non-competitive Endurance track. Groomed with snowmobile and groomer. Track profile MODERATE. Route: UK-national park gate-Sivakkaoja’s intersection-Sivakkaoja’s lean-to hut-Kiiloselkä-Niilanpää’s reindeer cabin-Kiilopää. The track has been marked with wooden and plastic poles. There are few downhills that requires attention. Remember to leave enough space between other skiers .

30 km Fjällräven non-competitive Endurance track: UK-nationalpark gate-Sivakkaoja’s intersection-Sivakkaoja’s lean-to hut-Kiiloselkä-Niilanpää’s reindeer cabin-Sivakkaoja’s intersection-Sivakkaoja’s lean-to hut-Kiiloselkä-Niilanpää’s reindeer cabin-Kiilopää. The track has been marked with wooden and plastic poles. There are few downhills that requires attention. Remember to leave enough space between other skiers .

FJÄLLRÄVEN NON-COMPETITIVE ENDURANCE ROUTE IS OPEN FOR ALL OUTDOOR PEOPLE ON SUN 25.11. FROM 08-18. Direction of rotation counter clockwise. You are on the move at your own risk.

Route Maps will be uploaded to the event website closer to the event.

NOTICE! Kiilopää reserves right to change the routes and the distances if required due to weather and snow conditions. Changes will be announced via Kiilopää Ski Endurance Web-pages, Facebook event page and bulletin board at the Event Office.

Transportation between Saariselkä and Kiilopää

There is a Shuttle bus transport from Saariselkä to Kiilopää available on saturday 24th (return ticket 5€). The bus transport is to be booked in advance when registering for the event in LYYTI. One participant can book up to 4 transportation tickets.

Shuttle bus timetable Nov. 24th

From Saariselkä to Kiilopää

Riekonlinna 07:45 - Kylpylähotelli (Spa Hotel) 07:50 - Kuukkeli (grocery shop) 07:55 - Savottakahvila (cafe) 08:10 - Tievatupa (Kiilopää road) 08:25 - Kiilopää Fell Centre 08:35.

Return from Kiilopää to Saariselkä

I Departure from Kiilopää Fell Centre 14:30 - Tievatupa (Kiilopää road) 14:40 - Savottakahvila (cafe)  14:55 - Kuukkeli (grocery shop) 15:10 - Kylpylähotelli (Spa Hotel) 15:15 - Riekonlinna 15:20.

II Departure from Kiilopää Fell Centre 16:30 - Tievatupa (Kiilopää road) 16:40 - Savottakahvila (cafe)  16:55 - Kuukkeli (grocery shop) 17:10 - Kylpylähotelli (Spa Hotel) 17:15 - Riekonlinna 17:20.

Event Starting time

40 km Race

09:20 start preparation (follow floodlit track 300 m towards Kakslauttanen)

09:30 Start

15/30 km Fjällräven non-competitive Endurance

09.20 start preparations (UK-national park gate)

09.30 Start

All participants are to be present on time when start preparations begin. All participants are to wear number bibs at the start and throughout the event. During start preparations and start, all participants are to follow even organizers’ instructions. Please note that the  40 km race and the 15/30 km non-competitive events have different start areas.

Number bibs and result service

Skiing without number bibs means no time and no services. Number bibs are collected after soup lunch at the event office. Not returning the number bib will be charged with 50€ penalty fee.

Result and split time service (40 km Race) is available via web pages and the bulletin board at the Event Office.

Finish line

All skiers must pass the finish line when finishing the race, excluding those who abort the event. This is due to safety reasons so that we can count all skiers still on track. All skiers have their individual time. 40 km Race results are published on web pages and the bulletin board. Finish line will be located at UK-national park gate.

Service stations during the event

Service stations during 40 km Race: 2 stations and Fjällräven non-competitive Endurance 2 stations. Drinks (juice and High5 sports drink) are served on all service stations. Other snacks and provisions like fruits, raisins, bread etc. are served on some stations.

40 km Race - Drink station at reindeer fence (3 km, 17 km, 23 km, 37,5 km)

40 km Race - Drink and snacks at Savottakahvila (10 km, 30 km)

40 km Race - Drink at Kiilopää (start, 20 km, finish)

15/30 km Fjällräven -  Deli snacks and basic drinks at Sivakkaojan laavu (5,5 km, 17 km)

15/30 km Fjällräven - Drink at Niilanpää’s reindeer cabin (12 km, 23 km)

15/30 km Fjöllräven - Drink at Kiilopää (finish)

Aborting the event

Contact event office immediately upon return to Kiilopää. If you feel tired or lack of energy to make it to the finish line, please ask help from other skiers and try to reach nearest service station. From there we try to arrange transportation back to Kiilopää.

First aid and safety

Each service station has First Aid kit. Finish line area First Aid station. In emergency situation call 112. Don’t overestimate your physical strength and ask for help when needed. Bear in mind that weather changes in the fells can be rapid. Organization has right to cancel the event if weather conditions and safety so require. All skiers are obliged to assist fellow skiers in case of emergency.

Ski waxing service

Niilanpää Hotel ski waxing room is available for do-it-yourself use. START-waxing service at Kiilopää ski-rental shop is open on friday 09:00-22:00 and saturday 06:00-09:00. If you need waxing services please leave your skis marked with your name, participation number (bib number). Please also mark your grip area, wax request and time when you want your skis to be ready for collecting. Skis to-be waxed are to be delivered to the waxing service by 18.00 on friday.

Waxing prices: (includes old wax removal)

Glide wax                           15,00€

Grip wax                              15,00€

Glide + Grip wax                       25,00€

Grip tape                             15,00€

Glide wax + Grip tape                25,00€

Nationalpark and skiing

Follow all instructions. Littering is strictly forbidden.

Prize ceremony and diplomas

Ceremony at the main building 14.00. Each Race series: the top 3 are rewarded. All participant are included in a draw for lottery articles. If you want diploma for completing the event, please inform this upon registration. Diplomas will be sent after the event.

Start lists

Start Lists for Kiilopää Ski Endurance will be published on event web pages approximately two weeks prior to the event. The start list will be updated again closer to the event as more registrations are completed. The final start list will be published on friday 23rd at 15.00 on the event web pages and the bulletin board at the Event Office. Post registrations will be added to the list manually afterwards.


Can be found from Kiilopää Ski Endurance webpages and from Event Office bulletin board. Intermediate times are updated during the race.

Food and saunas

Registration fee includes soup lunch which will be served at Kiilopää Main Building restaurant starting from 11:00 on saturday. Show your number bib upon lunch. Saunas and showers at the Main Building are open for participants. Sauna at the Main Building is open from 12:00- and the smoke sauna is open from 15:00-.

Other program

Friday 23.11. Main Building restaurant offers Skiers’ Pasta Buffet between 17.00-20.00. Pre-Ski evening at Kammi is organized from 19.00.

Program (in Finnish) radio reporter Mikko ”Peltsi” Peltola, Lappish photographer Terhi Tuovinen and news from UKK-national park staff. The Evening Program is free. We recommend to book a table for the Pasta Buffet in advance from: kiilopaa@suomenlatu.fi or +358 16-6700 700. Our Chef has selected 3 optional menus (meat, fish and vegetarian menu).

Also on Friday 23.11. between 9-15: Fjällräven G-1000 clothes waxing service eg. Keb trousers waxing 15€.

Organizer and contacts

Suomen Latu Kiilopää accommodation and food service 016-6700 700

Suomen Latu Kiilopää ski rental and waxing service 016-6700 319

Kiilopää Ski Endurance Event Organizer 044-9777890