Dear participants of Vuokatti Hiihto,
Organizing committee of Vuokatti Hiihto has decided that participants coming from Russia and Belarus are not allowed to take part in Vuokatti Hiihto 5.3.2022. We strongly judge the Russia`s invasion of Ukraine and our decision is in line with the decisions of FIS, Finnish Ski Federation and Euroloppet. As an organizer of Vuokatti Hiihto we wish peace to come soon and our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine.
Organizing Committee of Vuokatti Hiihto
IN HONOR OF Valentine’s Day, WE ANNOUNCE THAT VUOKATTI HIIHTO 2022 WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY 5.3. NORMAL HEALTH SAFETY IN MIND!
There are currently no gathering restrictions in Kainuu, so Vuokatti Hiihto will be able to ski the 20th anniversary after a two-year break.
However, in order to prevent the spread of the corona pandemic, we have drawn up guidelines to which the participants must commit themselves. See the instructions on the Event Info page. It is the responsibility of each of us to act in a safe manner with other people in mind.
The next price level will change TODAY on Tuesday, February 15, so sign up for the sunniest mass skiing event now! To register here.
According to the current information the arrangements for the Vuokatti Hiihto will continue normally.
Organising events in outdoors is only possible for at most 50 participants until 6.2.2022. In addition from 20.1.2022 were entered a commandment whereby in addition to limiting the number of participants in public events the use of customer premises must be organized in such a way to prevent the risk of COVID- 19 infection caused by close contact between customers and groups. This order is valid until 19.2.2022 and it applies to the entire area of Kainuu.
The coronasituation in the Kainuu area has changed rapidly and the healthcare encumbrance has increased due the COVID-19 infections in personnel. However the number of COVID-19 patients is for now small in Kainuu.
We have consulted the Kainuu pandemic authorities regarding Vuokatti Hiihto’s arrangements. Hereby we have come to the conclusion that the development of the pandemic situation should be monitored for the next three weeks. We will make the next information update on Valentine’s Day on 14.2.2022. That time we will inform you how the situation will affect to the organization of the event.
The next price level will change on 15.2.2022.
In the end according to current information we will continue to organize the event normally and hope that the sunniest skiing event in the spring will be able to be organized safety in its 20th anniversary celebration year!